4 Maps Show Exactly What Happened After The Housing Crash

Dated: May 19 2014

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The effect on homeowners of the housing bubble and crash is pretty well reported.

But what about the big picture?

In 2006, the housing market crashed, and from 2007 to 2009, the value of real estate owned by households fell by nearly $6 trillion.

The economy in general hasn’t been doing too well since then – this is the longest it's ever taken to recover from a recession, if you want to call it a recovery – and there doesn’t seem to be any big boosts on the horizon.

Just last week mortgage rates hit a six-month low of 4.2%.
Job growth continues to disappoint, affordability remains an issue and sales of almost all single-family home types are weak. Mortgage applications are slow. Wage stagnation remains a challenge for both housing and for the economy in general.
Here’s a good look at how we got here, as seen in these four maps provided by VisualizingEconomics. Read More Here...
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Mark Ross

For Mark Ross, founder of Ross NW Real Estate and professional real estate broker, real estate has always been the career of choice. During his 25+ years in the industry, Mark has gained experience in....

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