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Does This Look Like A Housing Recovery To You?

The chart that you are about to view is clear evidence that we are in the midst of a long-term economic decline. It shows what has happened to the homeownership rate in the U.S. since the year 2000, and as you can see it has been collapsing since the peak of the housing market back in 2007. Does this look like a housing recovery to you?

Citi Warns: "Housing Sentiment Got Carried Away"

The divergence between the NAHB index and other housing indicators has continued to suggest that sentiment was “getting ahead of itself” and as Citi’s Tom Fitzpatrick warns would suggest that the qualitative nature of the overall housing recovery is less robust than one would like.

An Update On The Much "Hoped For" Housing Recovery

The rising risk to the housing recovery story lies in the Fed’s ability to continue to keep interest rates suppressed. With each tick higher in mortgage rates, so goes the monthly mortgage payment. Also the housing recovery is ultimately a story of the “real” employment situation.

The Housing Recovery - Is It Really Recovering?

The risks to the housing story remains high due to the impact of higher taxes, stagnant wage growth, re-defaults of the 6-million modifications and workouts and a slowdown of speculative investment due to reduced profit margins.

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