Monday, August 20, 2007

housing bubble related to education

It occurred to me that education funding could be significantly impacted by a housing market crash, since as property values go down, so would property taxes which are a significant source of school district funding.

I imagine that this would hit inner city urban neighborhoods a lot more than wealthy suburban neighborhoods.

Here in SoCal, small one bedroom houses in Compton and East LA have been going for half a mil. There true value is probably somewhere around 100K.

Disclaimer: OK, compton houses might not have quite gone for 500K, but they were fetching 400K for pretty damm small houses, but for an example of what I was talking about see...

Real Homes of Genius

2 comments:

NYC Educator said...

Half a mil for a one bedroom house? That's worse than NYC.

Why would anyone even build a one bedroom house?

Brett said...

Just saw this post - I had same thought: http://www.dehavillandassociates.com/2007/09/school-funding-crunch-part-4.html.

Brett