U.S. housing

U.S. Housing and Labor Markets: Progress Report

February 22, 2012

A collapse of the U.S. housing market triggered the Great Recession, and the labor market bore a heavy brunt of the punishing downturn.  A full recovery awaits a better sense of normalcy in both areas.  And while progress is being made, both markets are closer to their troughs than to pre-recession highs. First let’s look […] More

U.S. Housing Market

April 26, 2011

It’s been five years since U.S. housing prices began to buckle.  The belief was very prevalent during the brunt of the Great Recession that a self-sustaining U.S. economic recovery would not be possible unless and until the housing market implosion ran its full course and had hit bottom.  Less than two months shy of the […] More