Saving the banks required reflating the housing bubble, trapping a generation in their starter homes and slowing sales in the housing market.
The reason fewer homeowners than usual list their homes for sale is due primarily to loss mitigation policies at lending institutions. Many homeowners… – The hidden perils of lender policies that suppress housing supply
With memories of the housing bust fading, lenders embrace loan products proven to destabilize housing markets and cause foreclosures and lender losses.
One of the main factors preventing further home price inflation is the lack of down payment savings among the buyer pool. With super low… – Lenders destabilize housing with failed bubble-era loan products
Thanks to the housing bust, suburban renters now enjoy a much better selection of houses and neighborhoods to suit their family’s needs.
People often complain the media focuses too much on doom and gloom. Despite this perception, the financial media is almost entirely focused on providing… – The hidden, long-term benefit from the housing bust
Proponents of austerity predicted a number of dire consequences for fiscal stimulus, but so far, none of them have come to pass.
Have you ever been completely certain about something only later to find out you were completely wrong? Most people won’t admit it, and many people fail to… – Forget austerity, housing and the economy need more stimulus
The worst social problem in the most heavily Progressive-dominated political districts is a lack of housing caused by selfishness and greed, two characteristics hypocritical Progressives like to criticize Conservatives for.
California has a housing problem. Anyone who lives in California copes… – Root cause of California’s housing problems is homeowner greed and hypocrisy
When the mortgage industry innovations fail, millions of people lose their homes, and taxpayers fork over billions in bailout aid to foolish lenders and foolish borrowers.
Designing a loan program that borrowers won’t repay but lenders and investors will fund.
Most… – You pay for failed mortgage innovations with your taxes and your home
Mortgage rates will remain low because the banks and the economy can’t accommodate the loss of sales and lower house prices bound to accompany higher rates.
“Stock prices have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau.”
– Irving Fisher, Ph.D. in economics, Oct…. – We’ve reached a permanently low floor in mortgage interest rates