Yesterday's late-to-the-party news report from the Wall Street Journal.
Compare with earlier Crime, Politics and Policy articles...
December 2010 report
And February 16, 2011's report.
The perfect storm -- or toxic brew -- of rising interest rates, larger required down payments, shorter amortization periods (especially if the 30-year mortgage is phased out and not picked up by private banks), the mounting supply of both potential foreclosures and other homebuyers waiting for the right time to rush for the exits, and overall economic stagnation threatens to depress housing prices for the long term.
Eric Dixon is a New York investigative lawyer who also analyzes business trends and political events.