When did the housing bubble start?
One economist claims "most" analysts agree on 1997, a year in which house prices began moving sharply upward, buoyed by the government pushing homeownership more. Another says actually few people think it was 1997 — the actual year should be 2002, when the dot-com bustees landed on real estate as the latest and greatest bubble of choice.
The point of the whole argument: trying to figure out whether we should blame the Democrats or the Republicans. As usual.
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