Housing

A Frightening Omen for the U.S. Housing Market

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How the Housing Market Recovery Is Making Inequality Worse

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Scary Housing Market Stat Is Already Spiking Toward 2008 Crash Levels

The housing market is showing all the makings of another crash. The Fannie Mae housing sentiment index is at an all-time low. And forbearances are now twice that of Q1 2008 delinquencies. Under extreme stress from the COVID-19 crisis, the U.S. housing market has many of the makings of the 2007-2009 housing crash. But this…

The U.S. Housing Market Could Be Crushed as Home Flipping Returns

Opendoor decides to restart. Housing demand in the U.S. has tanked, and credit has tightened. Job losses add to the uncertainty surrounding the market. As millions of Americans continue to file for unemployment benefits due to the lockdown, the housing market has started feeling the heat. Home sales have started heading south in good measure, but…

Why the Housing Market Will Defy This Spooky Great Recession Echo

In a spooky financial crisis echo, the gap between mortgage rates and Treasury bond yields is at its widest mark since 2009. Mortgage rates are low, but they should be even lower by historical standards. Here’s why the housing market will continue to recover anyway. Treasury bond yields and mortgage rates typically move in tandem,…

Housing Market Checks 4 Out of 4 Boxes That Caused The 2008 Crisis

The U.S. housing market is vulnerable today in all the same ways it was leading up to the 2008 financial crisis. It checks all four of the boxes that led to the housing bubble in the January 2011 Financial Crisis Inquiry report. Add to that the extreme economic stresses of the coronavirus pandemic and drastic…