Remember when “shadow inventory” was going to eat the world?

In 2010-2013, everyone was talking about how real estate investors were going to dump their homes on the market and it was going to cause “another leg down” in home prices?

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It never happened.

By the summer of 2011, it was clear (to a few of us, anyway) that the number of homes in the foreclosure pipeline was shrinking fast, that foreclosures would eventually fall dramatically and home prices would rebound.

I sure hope this Blackstone news doesn’t trigger another round “shadow inventory” hysteria.

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Hey, I wonder if we can start a better urban myth?

If you could create an urban real estate myth, what would it be?

Please leave your submissions in the comments.