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Wednesday, 13 February 2008

Bay Area Economics

Location, Location, Location

I’m back in the Bay Area for work, and out of curiosity I thought I’d check in on the housing market here. After updating my super-secret source of housing sales, I tried something new; charting price paid for square foot by county.

This was on a tip from Mark Mansour, a fellow recent Melbourne homebuyer; although it’s not perfect, valuing just by land size is a simple, frank and easy-to-calculate assessment of price.

Here are the results; I filtered out homes whose habitable square footage was near the land size, to try to remove apartments.


The interesting things to note;


Thomas Pan said:


How you do that? This is really awesome!

Best, Thomas

Wednesday, February 13 2008 at 5:26 AM

Matt Kaufman said:

“Python, Excel and HTTP :)”

Great quote…… I use Ruby, Excel and HTTP more than python though.

Saturday, February 13 2010 at 8:21 AM