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Portland is a PR machine for light rail & streetcar

Here are Some Facts About Portland Oregon          

Housing

Cost Of Housing

 

Why Many Portlanders Can't afford a house

Planning Caused the Housing Bubble

Portland’s planning has doubled the cost of housing

Cost of Housing Comparisons    

Why California is more unaffordable than Oregon (pdf)

House Price Index

National City Housing Price Report (pdf)   local

Cost of High Density Construction

Affordable Living for the Middle-Income (Glaeser)

97213 - one of 10 most overpriced zip codes (Forbes)

UW study: Rules add $200,000 to Seattle house price

OECD Study: Housing and the Economy:

Policies for Renovation

 

Phantom Exodus Driven by Phony Cost Comparisons

(Big city really does cost more!)

 

The Mass Migration of New Yorkers to Other States (immigration makes up the difference)

 

The Myth of the Back-to-the-City Migration   (pdf)

Housing Related

 

Updated July 3, 2013

Chart is from 7th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey

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High Rises cost 300% the cost of sprawl