Dr. Housing Bubble featured Downey this week in an edition of Real Homes of Genius that shows just how screwed up things are in housing right now. I couldn’t buy a house even if I wanted to and it’s not like I’m making minimum wage. As long as prices are out of touch with people’s incomes prices will drop and drop. And on another note I don’t think the fact that we just hit a 2 year unemployment rate high is completely unrelated.
“The greatest weakness in December employment came from sectors battered by the housing slump: construction payrolls lost 49,000 jobs, while manufacturing fell by 31,000 and financial services employment declined by 4,000.”