Right, so you know that whole "housing crash" thing, happened, right? That means the days of "no doc", "stated income", interest only loans are over, so what people were able to buy back then, with lax lending guidelines, is irrelevant. Today, it is back to more traditional lending standards.Oh Anon, can you not read - the stats are from 2008 you dumb ass. So, in 08 that median was in the 600k's and folks could and did buy. You act like your somehow special with your mediocre paying job, in your less than average house that you paid less than 300k for.
Get over your envy dude. It is really pathetic for a man to whine.
BTW - a 'normal' person probably is not spending so much spare time on topix. You seem to be on here daily. Perhaps you should get some help for that....:)
Um, my house cost me well over 400K more than 10 years ago, and its still, despite the recession, well over today's median. Of course, I probably wouldn't be able to sell it, since the market here is so slow. And it looks like housing is headed down once again. More bad news.