Don’t expect 2008 style costumes after the next real estate crash


Law360 (July 13, 2021, 4:57 PM EDT) – The latest real estate crash rocked the U.S. economy, causing the worst recession in generations. Thirteen years later, house prices recently soaring at their fastest pace in 30 years[1] – another crash, or at least big corrections in many markets, is only a matter of time.

The 2008 crash sparked a flood of lawsuits, including allegations that the big banks sold $ 200 billion in fraudulent mortgage securities to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.[2] With different underlying issues today, it’s unclear what kinds of lawsuits will follow the next fix.

But here’s what to watch out for while waiting for …

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