The Economic Crisis: The Housing Crisis In The 21st Century

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The Housing Crisis I do believe that the philosopher, George Santayana said it best, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” This is the best way to describe the housing crisis in the early 21st century. Part of the American dream began with home ownership, but in 2006, the dream became a nightmare in the United States (U.S). In 2006 at record rates, the U.S was experiencing a downward spiral with the housing bubble, or assumption in the housing market that escalates real estate prices. Although, many began to experience a short-term recession in the early 90’s with a temporary downturn, businesses and investors thought the worst was behind them. Unfortunately, it was only the peak was the beginning of the “worst…show more content…
Prior to this revolution of machine, progress was slow. This made travel difficult and even dangerous to travel on poorly made roads. However with the industrial boom, it provided safer and shorter travel times, people began leaving rural area and journeyed to the city for opportunities and prosperity. Then October 29, 1929 happened and the stock market crashed, known as “Black Tuesday,” or “Black Thursday”. It devastated not only in the U.S economy and but worldwide. Before the crash, the stock market experienced an all-time high that the Dow Jones Industrial Average reached a record high 381.2. By November, it plummets to as a low 199 and with this low, it caused stocks to lose value about 90 percent. In lieu of the crash of this created a great depression, and it was the longest and most severe depression every experienced by the industrialized Western world. “The fundamental changes impacted the economic institutions in example, banks and macroeconomic policy and economic theory” . Every bank and anyone that heavily investing in stocks left vulnerable and virtually…show more content…
It was not until the 1980’s that many of the plans established in the 30’s began to dissolve with the help of Congress. With the greed of the 1980’s under Reganomics and Garn-St. Germain Depository Institutions Act 1982 was the most important step leading up to the 2008 financial crisis because it deregulated mortgage lending, allowing "alternative" transactions such as lending with little money down. With the fall of the Berlin wall, patriotism was at its all-time high and so was the housing market. Particularly because of the Garn-St. Germain Depository Institution Act evoked designed to improve affordability by doing so by deregulation of the banks that allowed flexibility with financing that included Adjustable Rate Mortgages (ARM). In the early 80’s home sales fell by half, which meant sales and permits for building home also drop to record lows. The housing market experienced the lowest mortgage rates that could allow affordability to anyone. This is acknowledged by the National Association of Homebuilder that the projection at least a 1.76 million level in 1984. Of course, housing prices, net cost of home buying, and more couples marrying help to determine that increased. In addition, lower inflation led to more stable household prices. The surge in homeownership was soaring with little to no cost with a no

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