Housing Data Analysts Look To Craigslist

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September 01, 2016

Craigslist, the classified advertisements website, attracts a little bit of everyone — from people willing to sell their decade-old blender to city planners at University of California at Berkeley.

The Washington Post reports that Craigslist provides a detailed look at the nation’s rental housing market.

Two researchers with Cal-Berkeley pulled millions of listings off the site in 2014, sorted all of the data, and found patterns for median rents, per-square-foot price points, and affordability across different states and metros.

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