NYT: Mortgages

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(an email exchange)

>   On Mon, Aug 4, 2008 at 7:50 AM, Russell wrote:
>   I am more and more convinced housing is not near a bottom.
>   Granted, I have no idea what the recent Housing Bill will do. But I
>   think housing problems are going to cover the entire swath of
>   America – not only Subprime, but also Alt A and even Prime.

could be, but would be very unusual in an economy with a growing gdp supported by what may now be endless fiscal packages.

the actual housing slump could be mostly old news unless/until gdp softens again as most are forecasting in q4.