Monday, June 22, 2009

Harvard: 2009 State of the Nation’s Housing Report

by Bill McBride on 6/22/2009 12:29:00 PM

“The best that can be said of the market is that house price corrections and steep cuts in housing production are creating the conditions that will lead to an eventual recovery. For now, markets remain under considerable stress.”
Eric S. Belsky, Executive Director of the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.

From Jeff Collins at the O.C. Register: Harvard: Housing recovery yet to emerge

The U.S. housing market will rebound eventually, according to a Harvard University report. Demographics and underbuilding are conspiring to up demand and revive home prices.

But that day still is a long way off, perhaps not until sometime after 2010, the university’s Joint Center for Housing Studies said in its 2009 State of the Nation’s Housing report
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•Read the press release: HERE!
•Read the fact sheet: HERE!
•Read the report: HERE!
Jeff has more. I think this graphic is informative:

Seriously Delinquent Mortgages Click on image for larger graph in new window.

This shows that the worst mortgages were the private label securities (as an example mortgages originated by New Century, and securitized by Bear Stearns).