by Calculated Risk on 1/01/2010 05:54:00 PM
Friday, January 01, 2010
Nick Timiraos at the WSJ writes: Five Key Housing Issues to Watch in 2010
Here is his list:
I reviewed the status of all these issues in Government Housing Support Update
Although all of these issues are important, I'd probably start from a different perspective:
1) What is the current supply situation and how will it be impacted in 2010?
2) What will happen to demand?
3) What will happen to prices?
As an example, the loan modifications and more loan recasts impact supply, whereas higher mortgage rates, tighter lending standards, and the end of the tax credit will all impact demand. I'll try to address these issues in a 2010 housing overview soon.
Posted by Calculated Risk on 1/01/2010 05:54:00 PM