Alpert: Two years until we see market-clearing prices in housing market

Ann Lee and Dan Alpert joined Bloomberg’s Pimm Fox today to talk about the housing market recovery. Lee, a professor of finance at New York University, was sceptical that population growth predicts any substantial increase in housing transactions and prices simply due to the continued pressure on wages and disposable income. and Dan Alpert, managing director at Westwood Capital LLC, said we are not looking at market-clearing prices in the near-term because home ownership percentages need to drop. This process will take two to two and a half years in his view.

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