lucy24 - 4:02 am on Mar 7, 2012 (gmt 0)
For years and years-- generations, in fact-- the canonical price for a family house was two years' income.* (That is: two years of your own current income, whatever it might happen to be.) Hm. At the highest income I've ever earned, that would get me a halfway decent double-wide. Good thing we're not prone to tornadoes or extreme weather.
* If you watch TV, you'll notice that the diamond industry swiped this equation by inventing the idea that an engagement right should cost two months' salary. And must, of course, be a diamond solitaire. And must be purchased before the proposal is even made, let alone accepted. Oops, my mistake, that last bit was Hollywood.