The US housing market took a dark turn in 2018 as homebuying fell off a cliff and mortgage lenders saw a steep decline in applications, originations, and profits. Interest rates are partly to blame for the slide in housing, but that's only half of the equation, according to analysts. It's too soon to panic, but a deeper drought in housing is bad news for just about everybody, not just the banks. Significant housing declines have foreshadowed nine of the 11 post-World War II recessions in the...

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