Home-equity gutting: nightmare on main street continues

Paid-for-homes are a refuge of peace and shelter.  Homes continually gutted of equity are financial calamities waiting to happen.  Central bank-inspired speculation has wrought another nightmare on main street.  See: Home equity hits record high and here’s how homeowners are spending it:

“there is now a strong confidence among borrowers that home values will continue to rise, making it less likely that borrowing against their homes even more will not end up putting them underwater on their mortgages in the future.

For some that means investing in the stock market. For others it is buying more real estate…And of course, “Some are looking to profit from the popularity of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin,” added Weaver.

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