Housing Debate: Case vs Ritholtz

I was on NPR this weekend discussing Housing prices, along with professor Karl Case. This was set up as a bull bear debate between Professor Case and me, but if you listen to both radio broadcasts, you’ll hear we are saying rather similar things:

What I said was you can always “buy a desirable property at the right price” and the “worst of the housing drop is behind us.”

Professor Case makes the opposite argument, but says he makes it “without a great deal of conviction” and worries about “record high vacancy rate” and a “lack of household formation.”

We are really not in very big disagreement, at least when it comes to national home prices.

NPR did this in 3 parts — the flash takes forever to load, so I embedded the audio here.

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Housing Forecast Remains Cloudy
by All Things Considered Staff
NPR, September 11, 2010

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