The dark side of rising home prices

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke was correct in saying at the time* that there had never been a decline in housing prices on a nationwide basis. What he was oblivious to was that home prices were rising nationwide faster than they ever had because his predecessor, Alan Greenspan, had brought the federal funds rate down to 1 percent. By mid-2007 the housing market party was over and prices began a four-year nationwide decline.

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