When was the Latest Housing Bubble?

The latest housing bubble burst in 2005, a few years prior to the stock market meltdown.

Housing prices peaked in 2005, and over-leveraged homeowners started to feel the pinch of falling property values leading into the 2008 financial crisis. In the 2005 - 2012 period, housing prices fell some 30-80% in various parts of the U.S. Problems emerged when the loans outstanding on homes exceeded the home's value, and when job losses eventually resulted in mass defaults.

There are various factors that led to the ultimate financial crisis, but one thing we can know with certainty is that bubbles (real estate, dot com, tulip, etc.) appear with certain regularity. The best advice we can give you is very simple: if it seems too good to be true, there is probably danger looming.

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