A record number of Americans have voted early in November’s presidential election.
Due to the heightened interest, researchers at Realtor.com are doing their part to help anticipate results.
They pose the following questions, “Where do the deeply etched red-state/blue-state splits really come from? And how much can the huge housing differences across the nation tell us about how we got here—and where we’re going?”
They turned to the data to find out.
“We analyzed eight major housing indicators, to see how greatly they diverged between red, blue, and swing states,” Realtor.com reported. “We analyzed internal data to come up with metrics for home and rental price, price appreciation, home size, and inventory. We took the age of homes and the homeownership rate from U.S. Census Bureau data. The second-home information came from Optimal Blue, a real estate data firm specializing in lending information.”
From blue-state residents paying more rent, to