Sat 23 May 2009
Think that we’ve finally reached the bottom of the housing market?
Let’s go back to how things looked in October 2007… we had a huge wave of subprime mortgages resetting, with a peak at about $35b (per month) in resets occurring in mid-2008. A majority of the resets were subprime.
And now the current situation, thanks to Calculated Risk:
Here we see another wave of resets coming, this time peaking at $40b in resets near the end of 2011. Subprime is a much smaller portion of the resets, but we still see between $20b and $25b of mortgages being reset every month through the rest of 2009 and 2010.
If mortgage rates stay low, this might not be a problem… but it doesn’t seem to me like we’re in the clear yet.