Excellent piece on the analysis of the real estate bubble
Wild Child trailer . Discusses a personally known example of what a person was doing, why it was a poor long term choice, and the consequences of those poor decisions. Essentially, one of the primary contributors to the real estate, mortgage, and market/economy crisis has been that persons were getting into homes with little or no money down. They were then relying on the very strong/fast appreciation of the real estate market to then provide them “built in” equity in the home. The problem of course with this way of doing things: what happens when the appreciation isn’t there, or worse, when the market starts declining in value….and this is what has led the charge on driving the economy down. Risky and greedy financial strategies – and now they are paying the price for their unconservative decisions.