Archive for the 'soft-landing' Category

3 economics trends stifling wages and pushing home prices lower: 1,000,000 people apply for 60,000 McDonald’s jobs, the college tuition bubble, and long-term shadow inventory.


The never ending pipeline of shadow inventory – 1,800,000 homes in foreclosure while another 2,000,000 are underwater by 50 percent. No housing recovery without clearing out shadow inventory and expanding real household wages.


7 charts exploring the U.S. housing market – Bank of America bad bank model and leaking out $1 trillion in mortgages over 3 years. 7 million loans non-current in U.S. Option ARMs winning prize for worst performing mortgage product ever.


10 important real estate charts showing no housing recovery in 2010. Collapsing housing starts, Texas Ratio problems, construction spending at trough, and real estate equity evaporated.


California Economy and Housing in Depth: SoCal Homes Sales up But Significantly Down from Peak. W-2 Earners Expect a Smaller Paycheck. And Unemployment Insurance looking at a $23 Billion Deficit by 2011.


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