Cooking the Books podcast: Is the housing market really about to crash?

Roger Pettingell Sarasota Real Estate


Each week BusinessDesk and the NZ Herald’s Cooking the Books podcast tackles a different money problem. Today, it’s what’s the truth behind the fear in the housing market. Hosted by Frances Cook.

There’s nothing like the housing market to make us a bit hysterical.

That’s partly because it’s such a mix of money and security.

People are keen to own their own home not only to get it paid off and have a more secure financial future but also for the lifestyle and security that owning gives you.

Money and emotions. It’s a potent mix.

Now that we’re seeing headlines that house prices are going down, and could keep falling, it’s enough to panic current homeowners and excite hopeful first-home buyers.

So what’s the truth of the hype behind the headlines?

For the latest podcast, I talked to Brad Olsen, the principal economist at Infometrics.

For the interview, listen to the podcast here.

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