Housing

Housing Markets and the COVID-19 Crisis

By ·June 5, 2020
Tufts University

The Issue:

The perception of falling prices of single-family homes and record levels of unemployment raise the specter of rising levels of mortgage defaults. Mortgage defaults in the wake of the economic and financial collapse in the Fall of 2008 contributed to the tepid economic recovery from that crisis, as well

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Is Homeownership a Good Way to Build Wealth? (VIDEO)

By and ·September 12, 2019
Tufts University
This conversation was recorded on August 1, 2019.

Those who bought homes in the 1980s and 90s experienced significant gains in wealth. But for families who purchased a home in the years before the 2008 recession, especially those with low income, homeownership did not contribute to wealth accumulation. Jeffrey

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Are We Seeing a New Housing Bubble?

By ·June 27, 2018
Tufts University

The Issue:

The United States experienced a large run-up in house prices in the first half of the 2000’s which was followed by a dramatic fall in the second half of that decade. The fall led to a sharp drop in wealth for American households and had broad implications for the stability of many of the country's financial ...
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