Tag Archive for Credit Boom

CoreLogic: Negative equity props up home prices in toughest markets | HousingWire

“Negative equity is typically a demand-side obstacle to sales and refinances, but currently is also restricting the supply of homes for sale,” Khater said. In markets where more than half of borrowers are underwater, the average supply drops to 4.7 months, compared to 8.3 months in healthier areas. As a result of the restricted supply,…

“The Wrong Austerity Cure” by Laura Tyson | Project Syndicate

BERKELEY – Fiscal profligacy did not cause the sovereign-debt crisis engulfing Europe, and fiscal austerity will not solve it. On the contrary, such austerity has aggravated the crisis and now threatens to bring down the euro and throw the global economy into another tailspin. In 2007, Spain and Ireland were models of fiscal rectitude, with…