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What happened to the traditional home buyer? California has the highest percentage of young adults living at home with parents. Existing home sales collapse.


The house broken American: Many Americans believe they will work until they die and the only asset many have is their home.


Underwater nation – Over 14 million homeowners now sit in a negative equity position. Bubble markets see faster year over year price declines.


Conforming loan limits should expire lower – how is a $729,000 government backed mortgage viewed as affordable housing when most families only make $50,000 a year?


Why a sizeable downpayment is so important for the long-term health of the mortgage market – Market data clearly shows that a low downpayment is directly related to higher mortgage delinquency rates. When loan-to-value exceeds 90 percent delinquency rates rise above 10 percent.


How many McDonald’s jobs does it take to purchase a California home? 10 to 25 percent price decline over the next five years will prove to be optimistic. Can Americans stomach a second housing crash?


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