North Texas Housing Inflation Much Worse Than Official Statistics

Housing inflation in North Texas is much worse than official statistics would have you believe. This is a feature, not a bug of the financial system we live in. The Federal Reserve's preferred measure of housing inflation, owners' equivalent rent, is a comical joke which is purposely used to provide the appearance of tame, measured inflation in the U.S. economy. Many government officials use the official CPI measure of housing inflation despite its inherent flaws in capturing actual home price inflation experienced by consumers and home buyers. The CPI measure of owners equivalent rent is [...]