Updated for January: one of my favorite economic dashboards. It highlights major macro indicators, what direction they are trending, what the typical ranges are, and lets you drill down to explanations of why you should care. In other words, it’s a very sleek example of how to graph snapshot data while still providing valuable context.
Updated for November: one of my favorite economic dashboards. It highlights major macro indicators, what direction they are trending, and what the typical ranges are. It also lets you drill down to explanations of why you should care, and historical values.
A nicely annotated analysis of changing house prices in the DC region. The main graphic shows how much you would need to earn to buy a “typical single family home”. There is also an interactive version which lets you compare information for different time periods and look at condo vs house sales. (related article)
Barry Ritholtz has another great post about the housing market over at The Big Picture. In addition to his analytical insights, he pointed out two great tools for looking at housing markets across the country.
The first is a Rent vs Buy interactive from Trulia:
Second is the Wall Street Journal’s chart of price-to-income ratios (compared to the 1985-00 average).
This interactive tool from the Washington post lets you see how much your credit score affects the interest you will pay on mortgage and auto loans.
A pretty comprehensive explanation of the financial crisis. (via The Big Picture)
Percent of mortgage applications that were denied in 2010. “In all, the nation’s 10 largest mortgage lenders denied 26.8% of loan applications in 2010, an increase from 23.5% in 2009.”
My favorite economic status tool. Point and/or click on anything and everything to learn something new about the economy, and why you should care.
The backlog of mortgage delinquencies continues to stagnate after court rulings slowed the process in most states. The housing market won’t really be operating as a “market” for quite some time.
Even with the low interest rates, housing prices continue to tank (with only Washington, DC showing an increase).
Trulia maps out some cool housing price stats: The number of days a listing is on the market before they lower the price, how much they lower it, and the probability it will be lowered again – all by zip code. (via)
This is in addition to Trulia’s existing housing dashboard and heat maps, which are nifty as well:
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