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The housing bubble was not about building too many houses:

http://thinkprogress.org/yglesias/2011/09/18/321872/what-housing-boom/?mobile=nc

Now, a lot of the houses we did build were built in the wrong place. But that's also a product of regulation. There is demand in places like DC, but it's a lot harder to get approval to do so here than it is in a greenfield exurb somewhere - and a lot of development just follows the path of least resistance.

The real bubble was in the prices for housing (and thus is the credit used to buy them), not the actual number of units.

by Alex B. on Dec 20, 2012 1:13 pm • linkreport

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