There are very few segments of the U.S. economy that are more heavily affected by interest rates than the real estate market is. When mortgage rates reached all-time low levels late last year, it fueled a little "mini-bubble" in housing which NYSE:DIA August 5, 2013 1:13pm
If our leaders could have recognized the signs ahead of time, do you think that they could have prevented the financial crisis of 2008? That is a very timely question, because so many of the warning signs that we saw just before and during the last NYSE:FAS July 26, 2013 3:15pm
Steve Mauzy: As someone who considers himself a contrarian, my interest is always piqued by alarmist headlines. Which is why I'm interested in housing. For the past two years, the sector has been a wellspring of head-for-the-hills Cassandraisms.
JT McGee: In 2010 one brave analyst took to 60 minutes to give deliver a warning message: municipalities are broke. Meredith Whitney made a very controversial call, declaring state and local governments a poor place to invest. In particular, she noted her expectations for the future of the municipal NYSE:IYR January 30, 2012 5:17pm
Eric Dutram: With a weak consumer economy and a lack of job creation, concerns are once again beginning to return to the housing industry. For the 10 City Case-Shiller index, prices are down year-over-year in non seasonally adjusted terms for the most recent reading, leading to a dreaded double dip for many markets NYSE:IYR September 15, 2011 11:11am