Archive for the 'mortgages' Category

A question of affordability: A rise to ARMs. Adjustable rate mortgage usage at multi-year highs and the increase in jumbo mortgages.

Young and priced out of the US housing market: Mortgage debt traded for student debt. The dramatic fall in homeownership for those 40 and younger.

The leverage based economy: $1,000,000 home for $2,000 a month even with higher rates. The addition of Goldman Sachs and Visa to the DOW reflect our leverage based economy.

How to get a $1 million home for $1,900 a month: The leverage provided by the resurgence of interest only loans. Leveraging up in expensive neighborhoods.

The resurgence of ARMs in the real estate market: Buyers taking on additional risk to squeeze into homes and increasing leverage in the housing market.

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