Phil Corridor of Benzinga wrote a sequence of wonderful articles in 4 components for MortgageOrb (though “The Orb” has eliminated his identify). Listed below are the hyperlinks to his tales.
After re-reading these glorious articles on the housing bubble and crash, I assumed I’d take the chance to current just a few charts to focus on the housing bubble, pre-crash and post-crash.
Here’s a graph of Phoenix AZ residence costs. Word the bubble that peaked in mid 2006. The Phoenix bubble correlates with the big quantity of sub-620 FICO lending and Adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) lending. Keep in mind, most of the ARMs previous to 2010 have been NINJA (no revenue, no job) ARM loans.
What occurred? Critical delinquenices on the nationwide ranges spiked as The Nice Recession set in and unemployment spiked.
For the reason that housing bubble burst and surge in critical mortgage delinquencies, The Federal Reserve entered the financial system with a vengeance. And have by no means left, and elevated their drowning of markets with liquidity.
The Fed whip-sawing of rates of interest in response to the 2001 recession was definitely an issue. They dropped The Fed Funds Goal fee like a rock, then homebuilding went wild nationally and residential costs soared because of Alt-A (NINJA) and ARM lending. However now The Fed is dominating markets like a big T-Rex.
Oddly, then Fed Chair Ben Bernanke by no means noticed the bubble coming. Or the burst.
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