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If there is one anytime soon, it's hard to tell how long or deep it will be. But many economists think it might be relatively mild. That's because American households are in stronger financial shape than before the Great Recession. Mortgages and household debts, as a percentage of overall incomes, are lower. And ultra-low interest rates make it easier for consumers to stay current on their debts.
In the seven years since the housing crash ended, home values in more than three-quarters of U.S. metro areas have climbed faster than incomes, according to an Associated Press analysis of real estate industry data provided by CoreLogic.
The Trump economic bump hasn’t shown up yet for large banks, such as BB&T Corp., as the Republican-controlled Congress has failed to progress on several reform initiatives.
Today's column is third in a series on saving your home, and is dedicated to the testimonials of two N.C. Foreclosure Prevention Fund’s Mortga…