Thursday, October 06, 2005

The Big One

From The Nation: *
The Big One isn't the long-predicted California earthquake or even a hurricane named Katrina. The genuine big one will arrive with a deafening pop, the sound of the real estate bubble bursting. In the past few years there have been plenty of false sightings, but now comes something truly ominous: a 13 percent drop in Manhattan real estate prices in a mere three-month period ending October 1.

As if that were not bad enough, more unsettling news of the same nature is reported in Boston, Washington and San Francisco, the places that have led the national upward zoom in real estate prices for the past several years.
* Image is a reworking of a Bill Smith cartoon.

The entire story from The Nation is at this link.

— The Boy in the Big Housing Bubble