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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?

Deadbeat Nation: A Shocking 77 Million Americans Face Debt Collectors

A new research says about 77 million – a stunning number, Americans have a debt in collections. But how is it possible that tens of millions of Americans are in such dire straits? Wages have barely kept up with inflation during the 5 year recovery, as per Labor Department figures. But.. recovery? And consumer confidence at 2007 highs?

How Important is Housing to the American Economy?

Nothing moves the economic needle like housing. No wonder every Fed chairman has lowered rates to try to crank up housing activity. All claims to the contrary, the disappointing first-quarter housing numbers expose the Federal Reserve as impotent at influencing GDP’s most important component.

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