The market is hot again in D.C. and surrounding areas. But is this a good thing? While the news of a housing recovery makes people happy, another bubble is being created. Buyers who are escalating again are robbing their future equity.
There never was any real housing "boom" and no increase in actual housing "wealth" -- merely a credit boom courtesy of the Magical Mystical Wall Street Securitization Machine -- a deliberate ploy to disguise the fact that people were earning less and could afford to spend less.