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What is Killing the New US Housing Bubble?

By mbSFBay follow mbSFBay   2013 Sep 15, 1:32am 1,716 views   3 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share

The banks still drop income requirements and down payments to get more people into high-priced homes. What could possibly go wrong? Photo: Rui Vieira/PA Picture it: a hopeful young couple wants to buy a house. They've been reading stories about a housing recovery, and interest rates are low. They start their search in the late spring. Things start to turn over the summer: as interest rates on 30-year mortgages suddenly rise to 3.5%, 3.7% and then 4%, they start to get discouraged. Eventually, they walk away and keep looking. The housing recovery dies as examples like this happen all over...


1   mbSFBay   ignore (0)   2013 Sep 15, 2:10am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

You will be tried for treason if you don't buy a house at over inflated prices.

2   NDrLoR   ignore (1)   2013 Sep 18, 1:40am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Maybe it needs to die, sounds like things are trying to get back to normal in spite of all the efforts to prevent it.

3   freak80   ignore (4)   2013 Sep 18, 1:49am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

What new US housing bubble? There is no such thing, at least nationally. Prices have returned to historical averages.

If the media is talking about a bubble, there isn't one. It's a bubble when everyone is bragging about how they made $200k profit flipping a shack.

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