My Sunday Washington Post Business Section column is out. This morning, we look at the annual premature housing recovery.
The print version had the full headline The eternal optimism of spring — except in housing; the online version had the longer Spring brings signs of hope and renewal — except in the housing market).
Here’s an excerpt from the column:
“Ahhh, winter is finally over. Each year about this time, flowers push up through the soil, trees begin to bud — and the stories about a real estate recovery appear.
Am I skeptic? But of course. To understand why, let’s consider a few questions . . .
Which of course, we do, looking at shadow inventory, affordability, and valuation.
I like the way the Post put heavy emphasis on the Ned Davis Charts in the print edition:
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Spring brings signs of hope and renewal — except in the housing market
Washington Post, April 8 2012