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Housing Prices   Tags: algebra, housing, mathematics  

A set of links to federal government resources which assist in tracking the decline in housing prices.
Last Updated: Nov 22, 2009 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates
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Assignment Instructions

1. View the following charts listing the median home prices for select Metropolitan Areas: US Census Metro Sales Prices 2005-2007 AND National Association of Realtors Metro Sales Prices 2006-2008

2. Select a METROPOLITAN AREA from the chart to begin your research.

3. Review ONE of the resources below to find both SALES PRICES for the REGION containing your metropolitan area.

4. Not sure which REGION your METROPOLITAN AREA is in?  Check out this chart from the U.S. Census: US Census Region Map

5. Graph this data according to your Algebra I teacher's instructions!  Here is the Excel file required by many Algebra I teachers to complete your graph: Algebra I Excel Graphing File

Statistical Abstract 2009

Statistical Abstract 2009

The U.S. Census Bureau compiles a yearly report of statistics from every department of the federal government.  This publication is called the Statistical Abstract and it is freely available online!

     1. On the left side of the page, over over the Construction and Housing category.

     2. Go to the Housing Sales subcategory.

     3. Reports are listed for Sales Prices for nation, region, and metropolitan area.


    Hosuing and Urban Development

    Housing and Urban Development Housing Market Reports

    The Department of Housing and Urban Development releases quarterly reports concerning the state of the housing market.  These contain both current and historical data, which is useful for this assignment!

         1. Click on Current Issue to access this quarter's housing market reports.

         2. Choose the Historical Report to view.  It has Sales Prices from 1967 to the present!

         3. You will be prompted to open the file.  Click "Open the PDF File" to proceed. 


      National Association of Home Builders

      National Association of Home Builders Housing Data

      The National Association of Home Builders records housing data, including sales prices.

      1. Hover over Housing Data and scroll down to Home Sale Prices.

      2. There are a number of reports to choose from. Look for any sales prices for the U.S. or its regions.


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