The World Series of Housing Markets

Comparing the housing markets of Houston and Los Angeles—two of the nation's metropolitan area's most commonly associated with auto-centric sprawl—before their respective Major League Baseball teams square off in the 2017 World Series.

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October 24, 2017, 2:00 PM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


2017 World Series

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John Burns had the idea of doing some market data analysis to see how the housing markets of Houston, home of the 2017 American League Champion Houston Astros, stacks up against Los Angeles, home of the 2017 National League Champion Los Angeles Dodgers, stack up.

"The series looks like it will come down to Game 7," writes Burns, "as I identified 3 categories where Houston wins, and 3 where Los Angeles wins."  Burns gives population growth, affordability, and construction to Houston, and size, income, and income growth to Los Angeles.

What should be the metric used in game 7, do you think? Burns stays mum on the subject.

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