Originally Posted by High Altitude
Here is Orange County. Proves what I am saying.
Also shows the long term upward trend.
Nope. This is a different kind of graph entirely. It's a plot of OC home prices divided by US average home prices.
What it says is that houses in OC are more expensive than the US average, not that they're more difficult to afford for the average OC resident.
You can't pick-and-choose your data. If you want to look at OC prices, you need to look at OC incomes as well.