Research firm Capital Economics released a study showing that in the fourth quarter of 2010, residential real estate was undervalued to the tune of 21% when comparing the Case-Schiller home price index to disposable income per capita.
The firm said its research suggests that “housing is exceptionally undervalued”.
Among data points cited are a record low initial monthly mortgage payments compared to median income, a continuing decline in mortgage rates, and fewwer homes in the foreclosure pipeline.
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