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Don’t Buy a House Until You Check This Map

If you insist on living in one of the country’s inflated housing bubbles ― yes, Brooklyn and Northern California, we’re talking about you ― you probably already know you’ll be a renter for the foreseeable future. But in 54 percent of the nation’s housing markets, it’s still more affordable to buy than rent, according to a 2018 rental affordability report from Attom Data Solutions.

However, when data are broken down by population rather than the number of markets, they show that the majority of the U.S. population — 64 percent of us — live in markets that are more affordable for renters than for buyers.

“As home price appreciation continues to outpace rental growth in most areas, renting has clearly become the lesser of two housing affordability evils,” said Daren Blomquist, vice president at Attom, in a statement.

Get the interactive map over at Huffington Post