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We're Now In the Second Biggest Housing Boom of All Time

Over on the Twitter box, a reader asks if I can update a New York Times chart that I posted seven years ago. It shows average housing prices through 2006, and he'd like to see them through 2017. Well, so would I, and luckily for both of us, Robert Shiller keeps a spreadsheet of this stuff that he updates monthly. So here it is for the entire period since World War II: The most remarkable feature of this chart is that between 1953 and 1997, average housing prices increased by zero percent.
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