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In Minnesota, scheduled foreclosure sales recorded by the county sheriff's office are commonly used as proxy measure of actual loss of ownership. HousingLink provides the latest Sheriff Sales summary data.
"Exposure index," measures the average racial composition of neighborhoods experienced by members of specific racial groups; "Dissimilarity index" measures to what degree a particular group is distributed across census tracts in relation to another group. Census Scope provides a tool to calculate exposure and dissimilarity indexes by major cities and metropolitan statistical areas (MSA) using 2000 census data.
Housing wage gap
The housing wage gap is the difference between the median wage and the wage required to afford a median-priced home or apartment. Data available from Minnesota Housing Partnership, 2001 to the present. See "Income Gap" charts.
Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors
Provides a range of weekly- and monthly-updated housing data for the Twin Cities 13-county metropolitan area. Includes the number of new listings, average and median sales price, and the affordability index, among many other measures. Contains quarterly reports on short sales and foreclosures in the Twin Cities 13-county metropolitan area from 2006 to the most recent quarter, and an interactive graphing tool with quarterly trend data for the Twin Cities and sub-regions of the metropolitan area.
Provides Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) datasets with foreclosure "need scores" for states, counties, cities, and ZIP codes.
Housing construction statistics
Up-to-date housing construction statistics, including new housing starts and building permits. National, state and local data are available.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Quarterly economic and housing market data provided by HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research. Also includes special reports and briefing materials on specific topics such as housing market conditions, affordable housing needs, and homeownership trends.