The Downey Housing Bubble

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.”