Looks like the predatory market forces will do more than make a lot of people homeless.
Yeah, greed is good. My emphasis.
The deepening housing crisis will cut economic growth by more than 25 percent in 143 U.S. metropolitan areas next year and by more than a third in 65 metro communities, according to a new forecast for the U.S. Conference of Mayors.
The new report prepared for the mayors by financial forecaster Global Insight warns of cascading problems caused by falling home prices, an expected 1.4 million foreclosures and the pending reset of millions of adjustable-rate mortgages. The mayors are to release the report Tuesday.
UPDATE: It's going to cost the San Francisco Bay area $5.4 billion.