U.S. Housing Market

Dumb question: I'm trying to get a handle on all these alarming losses: ...

Suggestion by 207.119.78.201 on 2009-02-09 19:30:45

Dumb question: I'm trying to get a handle on all these alarming losses: if I buy an asset or instrument for $100k; its paper value runs up to $800k, then settles at $200k, is that paper loss counted as a real loss by those who count such things?

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misleading article...especially the twisting of mortgage foreclosure sta...

Suggestion by 71.198.42.60 on 2009-02-09 19:17:04

misleading article...especially the twisting of mortgage foreclosure statistics.

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this is definitely a good investment. buying homes now at low prices an...

Suggestion by 24.175.23.39 on 2008-05-03 02:24:18

this is definitely a good investment. buying homes now at low prices and interest rates will allow the investor the opportunity to sell later to individuals at a higher rate

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This is a very well written article. I think it give a very good overvie...

Suggestion by Tim Plaehn on 2008-02-04 13:46:03

This is a very well written article. I think it give a very good overview of the impact of the housing market on the U.S. economy. A couple if items that may be of interest to add to the article: How many people are employed in home construction, sales and the mortgage business. I think the housing down turn has a double effect on the economy because so many are employed in these areas. Also a note about regionality of the housing market. How some markets do well while others do poorly based on local conditions. Again, I think this is a very good article, just keep the info up to date as the months roll on.

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