is actually pretty close to the boom of the 70's.
The wages are from this source:
You local wages may differ, but its changes in the ratio we are looking at, so consistency is all that matters.
The prices were for my LOCAL area, and quite frankly anything before '84 I'm completely guessing. I wasn't alive then, and my dad isn't alive now, but I'm probably pretty close. And the years might not be specifically accurate to the rise and fall of prices. during the '70's and '80's but they should catch the general move of the era........quit nitpicking.....I'm taking about 15 minutes to do this and gotta get other work done.
What jumps out to me is how that ratio falls during periods of excess, and rises again during periods of strife. I'll bet if I actually wanted to dig deep and analyze this ratio more accurately I'd find that for my area the average ratio might be around 12-15. What does that portend? If we extrapolate another 10 years out to 2024. The average wage should be about 62,000. And we took that 62,000 and divided it by the ratio of 12-15 we might be looking at an average land price about: $4133-5166 in 2024
Anybody throwing up yet?
Some of the um....more experienced operators...... can shed some light on historical land prices and throw up their ratios to see if the trend matches. Every local area might have different numbers, but the trends in the ratios will probably be similar.
I'll be back later with some popcorn......