The Long Tail of U.S. Real Estate

The trouble with thinking in long tail terms is that you can’t stop thinking in long tail terms. After a while, pretty much everything you see looks like a long tail, even it’s really just commonplace power laws, Zipf distributions, or whatever you want to call it.
Nevertheless, there is something fascinatingly long-tail-ish about U.S. Census data released today showing 2003 median prices by state for owner-occupied homes (click on the figure for a larger version):

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Comments

  1. Residential Armageddon is on full scale.
    There is plenty of irrefutable evidence on the housing “snafu” that has come to light in the last 6 months. The facts, the indictments, the fines, the incarcerations, the record consumer debt, the shattered dreams, the bankruptcies and the foreclosures continue to roll in. Millions of citizens of this great Nation have chosen to become a slave to debt thanks to “artificial equity”. Real estate appraisal and mortgage fraud with media propaganda has created a “feeding frenzy”.
    The following URL contains the evidence :
    http://www.mossback.net/bubble.htm

  2. The Long Tail of U.S. Real Estate

    Infectious Greed: “There is something fascinatingly long-tail-ish about U.S. Census data released today showing 2003 median prices by state for owner-occupied homes (click on the figure for a larger version):”…