Sunday, March 16, 2008

Again, Are You Better Off Now Than You Were Eight Years Ago?

Via Atrios:
Bush last summer.
One area that has shown particular strain is the mortgage market, especially what's known as the sub-prime sector of the mortgage market. This market has seen tremendous innovation in recent years, as new lending products make credit available to more people. For the most part, this has been a positive development, and the reason why is millions of families have taken out mortgages to buy their homes, and American homeownership is at a near all-time high.
And now.
The homeownership rate has plunged back to the levels of the summer of 2001.

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