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Watch California's Land Value Skyrocket in 40 Years' Time

In an animated GIF that is equally depressing but refreshingly not gross to look at, cost-information website How Much maps the growth in the average value of land needed to build an average home between 1975 and 2015. Unlike the crazily distorted cartogram we warily eyed last week, this map looks only at land value, not overall property value (which would include the value of structures). How Much used data from the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy to shed light on Americans' very bumpy tussle with real-estate prices over time, broken down state by state.

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