Posts filed under “Markets”

The chart below depicts annual growth in mortgage debt as
well as real estate assets, and on the right axis shows owners’ equity as a
percent of real estate assets.
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Annual Growth: Mortgage Debt, Real Estate, Owner Equity
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Mort_debt_real_estate_owners_equity

Source: Barrons’ Econoday

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Since 1980, this ratio has dropped significantly. As debt
has risen, owners equity has dropped – despite the increase in Real Estate
Values. Barron’s states this means that “consumers have used their wealth to
pay for the spending spree of the past several years.” This shows how leveraged
the economy has become. Those “counting on a continuation of the boom in real
estate prices continuing may be in for a disappointment.”

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Quote
of the Day:

"When you arrive at your future, will you blame your
past?"      

~ Robert Half

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