03 May '11, 5pm

Why the ‘coming housing calamity’ shouldn’t have to be calamitous:

Why the ‘coming housing calamity’ shouldn’t have to be calamitous:

Arthur C. Nelson, one of the nation's most prescient housing market researchers, says the worst is yet to come [in the housing market]. The industry faces demographic and economic forces that will apply unrelenting downward pressure on the market for the next decade, Nelson told a group of journalists at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He called his presentation "The Decade of Calamity." Nelson, professor of city and regional planning at the University of Utah, reported prior to the housing crash that the US faced a massive oversupply of large-lot single family houses and an undersupply of multifamily units -- and he warned that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac would confront deep troubles. All of these views have held up -- one reason why Nelson has credibility now. The other reason is that Nelson's views are based on solid research -- some pre...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/cities/2011-05-03-why-the-coming-hou...

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