Today's episode of "The Sky is Falling..."
1) Housing prices will cool/stop going up very much/even go down in some cities, WHEN...For more great news go here.
a. Interest rates rise to a high enough level to make the purchase of a new home a burden instead of a boon for first time buyers.
b. Mild regulatory pressure begins to reduce the amount of funny-money lending.
c. Speculators sniff the beginning of the end.
2)Home equitization should retreat shortly thereafter.
3) Consumption/the U.S. economy will then weaken when the house ATM starts running out of fresh new $25,000/$50,000/$100,000 home equity loan dollar bills.
4) The Fed will cut interest rates in order to start the game all over again.
Let me state categorically that the above sequence is barely questionable, almost inevitable, 99% unavoidable, and in modern parlance - “slam-dunk.”