America’s split in housing

 

REALTOR Magazine

The midterm elections are pitting the “red” versus “blue,” but how do these political parties divide in regards to housing? Realtor.com® researchers analyzed housing and demographic data in the counties that President Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton each won in 2016 to find out how they differ in their real estate, like average home prices, homeownership rates, and what it takes to buy a home.

“Not only are people living in different political realities, but they’re contending with very different housing realities and paying different amounts for it,” Mark Muro, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, a think tank based in Washington, D.C., told realtor.com®.

Trump nabbed 2,625 counties in the 2016 election compared to Clinton’s 487. Counties that went to Clinton tended to be in pricier, diverse areas and big cities, while Trump’s tended to be in inexpensive rural areas.

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