We caught up with Robert Ian in Las Vegas at the New Media Expo. He was filled with major optimism about the housing recovery, not. There are over 6 million home owners who have either stopped paying their mortgages or they are seriously delinquent. The banks as per the Fed have been in no hurry to repossess these homes. This has led to the creation of a shadow inventory, homes existing in a financial limbo with virtually no chance of being brought back into the market in the near future. The housing supply has been artificially shrunk and these broke homeowners get to remain in their homes rent and payment free. Isn’t America a great country?
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