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Author Dezember, Ryan, author.

Title Underwater : how our American dream of homeownership became a nightmare / Ryan Dezember.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Thomas Dunne Books, an imprint of St. Martin's Publishing Group, 2020.


Location Call No. Status
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  333.33 DEZ    Check Shelf
 Rocky Hill, Cora J. Belden Library - Adult Department  333.33 DEZEMBER    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  333.3309 DEZEMBER    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description 277 pages ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-264) and index.
Summary "Underwater is a fresh perspective on the financial crisis that shows how it is still reverberating more than a decade later, casting doubt on the notion that homeownership is crucial to the American dream and inspiring a massive bet by the country's richest real-estate investors that it's not. In a dispassionate, yet deeply personal story that zips between Wall Street and Main Street -- or, to be more precise, Audubon Drive in Alabama -- Ryan Dezember shows how decisions in New York and Washington played out on his street in a booming corner of the Sunbelt that was convulsed by the crash. Instead of watching the U.S. housing market collapse from trading floors in Manhattan as in previous accounts, readers will witness the mortgage meltdown from his perch as a newspaper reporter, first in the boom-to-bust South and later in New York, among the financiers who are gobbling up suburban homes and profiting in the aftermath. Through it all, Dezember is an underwater homeowner caught up in the mess"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Homeowners -- United States.
Homeowners -- Alabama.
Housing -- United States -- Finance.
Mortgage loans -- United States.
Housing -- Prices -- United States.
Real estate investment -- United States.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Economic Policy.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic History.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban.
Homeowners. (OCoLC)fst00959619
Housing -- Finance. (OCoLC)fst00962283
Housing -- Prices. (OCoLC)fst00962326
Mortgage loans. (OCoLC)fst01026596
Real estate investment. (OCoLC)fst01091018
Alabama. (OCoLC)fst01204694
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
ISBN 9781250241801 hardcover
1250241804 hardcover
9781250241818 electronic book
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