The following is a graph of housing prices in ND metropolitan areas. I ran it from 2000Q1 to 2013Q2, which was the latest available date. Housing prices in ND have been growing in all three metro areas for some time.
The last several months saw a great deal of public outcry about the housing situation in Grand Forks. This was something of a spaghetti argument: Let’s throw a whole host of issues against the wall and something will stick. Topics included the affordability of housing, the availability of housing, the quality of housing, and so on.