Deciding whether to rent or buy a home is more than just about the numbers. However, money is a very big part of the equation—as is location and what buying and rental prices are like in your neighborhood. RealtyTrac’s interactive map gives a clear picture of affordability for these housing options.
The data is based on rental data from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, wage data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and home sales data from RealtyTrac in 504 counties with a population of at least 100,000 people.
Apartment search website Rentenna just came out with its NYC Celebrity Star Map for 2014. The updated list took into account last year’s moves and break-ups, and added roughly 50 celeb addresses to the list. Unsurprisingly, downtown neighborhoods like SoHo, Greenwich Village, TriBeCa, and the West Village were well-represented, as was the Upper West Side, with more than 80 celebrities living in the area. And just like last year’s map, Brooklyn locations were not included in detail on the infographic. Rentenna did provide a list, however, of all the A-list stars living across the bridge in the hip borough.