Cost of living increases
I found this website that has a cool collection of old San Diego photos from the Library of Congress and other sources. I was browsing the photos and saw a photo from 1941 of the above house in Mission Hills (click here for the old photo). The caption in the old photo says, "rent has been increased from $28 to $50..." Isn't that outrageous? When I went to take a photo of the house as it stands today, I picked up the sales flyer listing the 2 bedroom, 1 bath with the 1 bedroom "helper unit" in the back as "just reduced to $775,000".