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I’ll share my thoughts and invite you to share yours in the comments:
- How telling that California has its own special little breakdown.
- Interesting to note that not one single state is “In Recovery”- why is that?
- Much of the weight of blogging is in “recession” states and people may think it is because they’re attempting to salvage their careers through an online presence but I would argue that the heavy hitters have been around since their state was green.
- If you look at the housing stats chart of value changes over the year, note that some expansion states had decreases in housing values while recession states had increases. Very interesting.
- Montana is all out on its own. I don’t know why.
- Maps like this are great but can really get a buyer or seller’s hopes up. Real estate is still micro even if a sexy color map is fun. My house has shot up in value while my family in the next subdivision over is sitting at the same as last year. Micro, people, micro!
- No offense, Oklahoma but you’re not in an expansion. A new Super Target doesn’t balance out the GM plant being gone. See the danger of a studly map? We’re all specialists now.
- I would have preferred a more modern color spread- that red is so 2003.
- If you subscribe exclusively to the bubble blogger mentality, Washington shouldn’t be green.
- There’s no mention of it, but I would predict that the top areas in the nation are currently building luxury golf courses. My bias is that I can see one from my window, but my guess is other areas could be analyzed by golf.
What are your thoughts? List them in the comments.