An Interactive Guide To The "Housing Recovery"

Tyler Durden's picture

With the NAHB, NAR, and every sellside analyst going all in on the latest iteration of the "housing recovery" (with self-reported confidence now back at 2006 levels), which with the economy failing to gain traction as a result of trillions in now open-ended and largely futile episodes of monetary easing, is the last gamble for a broad economic recovery, even if it means recreating the housing bubble of 2007, here is some "housing recovery" perspective courtesy of the following infographic from Bloomberg.

For full interactivity, click on the image below.

From Bloomberg:

On the block of Hazelwood Road in Memphis, Tennessee, where Rebecca Black used to live, 17 out of 30 parcels have either been completely reclaimed by nature or have houses that sit empty. Five of the 15 parcels on her side of the street were abandoned after the recession ended, public records show. Many of the deserted properties are still legally owned by the mortgage borrowers. Nine of the properties are behind on taxes owed to the city or county governments, or both, public records show.

"Housing recovery" - hope vs reality...


Then again, perhaps all it needs is some incentives:

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FEDbuster's picture

Opportunity, bullish!

Pladizow's picture

Its OK, American Zombies dont require a residence!

CrazyCooter's picture

Who is Rebecca Black?



YBNguy's picture

'Rich' teenager whose daddy hired a music video producer to help her make the following song/video for her sweet 16. It then went viral as the worst song ever, at the time.

Matt's picture

I'm guessing the infographic has been hacked, considering Rebecca Black would have been ~10 years old in 2005.

Lot 698.


Also, someone has made a far worse "music" video, possibly intentionally: Gnesa - Wilder

derek_vineyard's picture

don't be outing million dollar bonus personal home

Overfed's picture

Still better than 90% of Katy Perry, Keisha or Pink's 'music'.

kaiserhoff's picture

Thanks for bracketing the "music."  We're not all tone deaf.  Most of these idiots wouldn't recognize a C chord if one bit them in the ass.

Matt's picture

Technology > Culture. We don't need skill or talent, when software can make anyone a star.

hedgeless_horseman's picture



Black?  All I see are mostly BLUE dots in that 'hood.

Memphis Race and Ethnicity Map

To match this map, Red is White, Blue is Black, Green is Asian, Orange is Hispanic, Gray is Other, and each dot is 25 people. Data from Census 2000.

“I will say then that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races; I am not nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people…


I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality. And inasmuch as they cannot so live, while they do remain together there must be the position of superior and inferior, and I, as much as any other man, am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race.”


— Abraham Lincoln


Divided and conquered, we are.

AssFire's picture

The Great Separation, in which proto-Whites left Africans behind, was a turning point in the upward evolution of Man. Have we reached another, downward, turning point?

Only the most ambitious of the early humans in Africa possessed the curiosity to venture beyond their "comfort zone" and migrate out of the continent in search of new adventures and opportunities. It was this northward migration that exposed our progenitors to the new climates and environments that would guide their evolution. This was the historic moment that signaled the future birth of our race and all its advancements -- and the relatively backward nature of those tribes who remained in the tropics.

Leaving their predecessors behind, the fledgling stock pushed onward. Changing selection pressures would favor those mutations that bestowed upon the new stock reasoning abilities, deductive thinking, and logic. These traits would be necessary in order for the new breed of man, the White man, to survive the colder climates to the north.

The winter season brings new challenges and obstacles to the stock. For months at a time the fertile soil becomes a frozen, barren land, incapable of cultivation -- an inhospitable climate where even short exposures can quickly lead to frostbite and death. Gone were the days of endless warmth and pursuing only those behaviors that offered the reward of immediate gratification. The new breed needed to have the vision to see into the future and make plans ahead of time, if they were to survive.

Through a long and rigorous process, subsistence hunting and food gathering, and building temporary structures from mud or straw were replaced by agriculture, domestication of livestock, and true architecture. These are among hallmarks of civilization achieved by early Whites. And it was only when the fundamental problems of day-to- day survival had been solved that the mind could be free to ponder the higher things in life -- and the infinite possibilities of the future. A future with automobiles, refrigerators, television, radios, cell phones, satellites, and space travel. Look around you: the White man invented virtually everything you see.

The paucity of invention by sub-Saharan Africans -- it is virtually nil -- is evident. This lack of creative thinking is so because the Africans left behind did not follow the proto-Whites along their migration routes out of Africa -- and hence did not evolve in the same way. It was the genetic response to the changing selection pressures generated by the exposure to the colder climates of the north that elicited the changes in the genome that made our race, civilization, and mighty technology possible.

To this day, the Blacks who remain in their cradle of comfort along the equatorial zones of the earth, as well as those transplanted around the world by slavery in recent centuries, remain several steps below the White men and women of the West in measured intelligence, self-restraint, civilized behavior, artistic and scientific accomplishments, and sexual morality.

Just as the transitions from ape-like creatures to pre-man and then to early African man were giant steps for mankind, so too was the transformation of early African man into the White European race during his aeons-long journey to the north. It was Whites who gave us the architecture of the Parthenon, the Pantheon and St. Basil's cathedral, the music of Mozart and Beethoven, the artwork of Michelangelo and Monet, and the vision of Galileo. It was the vast collection of knowledge assimilated by the white European minds of scientists like Newton and Maxwell that gave us our vast understanding of chemistry and the laws of physics -- and all the power that implies. Meanwhile, the tribes of sub-Saharan Africa, regardless of where they may have relocated in modern times, are still swatting flies and sacrificing chickens.

In some ways, slavery was the best thing that ever happened to the Blacks -- who never could have found their way to America (and the gravy-train provided by guilt-ridden Whites) on their own. Even today, native Blacks have never shown the capability to build a boat capable of crossing the Atlantic. Enslavement, torture, rape, and murder were hardly unique to the Black slaves taken to America -- such was the norm in Africa (most of the transported slaves were already slaves while there) and slavery remains an institution there to this day. In our world's rich history of war, every race has suffered brutal treatment, attempted genocide, and forced emigration at the hands of rival races and nations. Even today in Africa, Blacks are hunted down, raped, tortured, enslaved, and killed by the millions -- at the hands of their own "brothers."

Here in America, Blacks enjoy ample food, clean water, and the opportunity for a good education, as well as the innumerable modern conveniences we all take for granted. Blacks get to be entertainment stars and athletes... but still, they complain about the White man. They riot in the streets and commit a disproportionately high amount of crime. Even very successful Blacks, who "have it all," like O. J. Simpson, Kobe Bryant, and Michael Jackson find it difficult to rise above their genetic propensity for violence or disrespect toward others. The savage behavior of Black sports stars toward White women is so legendary that it's become a part of folklore and taken almost for granted, as is the brutal deviant sexual behavior of Black men in prison, with young White males the usual victims.

Most alarming to decent Whites is the current push in America for White girls to misuse their wombs as cradles for primitive Congoid genes -- instead of for the sacred purpose for which they were intended.

While such "mothers" are exalted by the Jewish media as shining beacons of light for a new, multiracial society, their children have been condemned to inherit genes hundreds of thousands of years behind those that built the West. They have been robbed of their genetic potential. The mother and her thousands of generations of ancestors' contribution to the forward evolution of life have come to a screeching halt. The African DNA wraps itself like a parasitic vine around the White helix, chocking the life out of it. This is an act of genocide against our people, and should be prosecuted as such.

Schools, under the thumb of our enemies or in the thrall of the "equality" religion, have relaxed academic eligibility requirements. They must eliminate all evidence of racial inequality and "close the education gap" between Whites and non-Whites -- or risk losing funding. If we can't bring the minorities up to the achievement levels of the Whites, we'll bring the Whites down to their level. If we can't bring the bottom of the bell curve up, we'll bring the top down. That way, they'll all be equal -- equally stupid.

And is that not what we are seeing -- not just in the schools, but everywhere in our society?

When you look around, do you see evidence that Blacks have conformed to White standards of culture, civility, and grace? -- or do you see Whites conforming to Black norms of disrespect, crudity, ugliness, and ignorance? Do you see Black kids walking down the street dressed in fine clothes, listening to Mozart, and carrying their physics books? -- or are you more likely to see White children wearing baggy gang clothes, listening to "rap," sporting multiple body piercings (an African custom), speaking Ebonics, with a concealed crack pipe in their pocket, and obsessed with empty, lower-than-animal sex?

On the whole, have the Whites influenced the Blacks in a positive direction, or have the Blacks influenced the Whites in a negative direction? Even if the answer is "some of both," there is no way to argue that we of the West have gained in any way by the association.


hedgeless_horseman's picture



Are you saying there is a reason Bloomberg did not pick a Jewish neighborhood for this story?

AssFire's picture

No, It is a long verse that explains the effects of not having Neatherthal DNA- it explains  Memphis, Detroit, Philly, E StLouis, Chicago, Birmingham, New Have etc are as they are. The Jews only pushed the government to allow them to breed without effort to feed.

NooooB's picture

Wow! So that explains why the Egyptians (in Africa) were doing dentistry while the germanic tribes were painting themselves blue and running down hills. You Racist P.O.S..

I think you have demonstrated a fair amount of Neanderthal DnA here..

Don't let reality hit you on the ass on your way out you simple fuck.

AssFire's picture

Sorry, Nubians were not allowed in Egypt until the 5th cetuntury BC- even as slaves. Read about their infiltration and the demise of Egypt as the first mulatto pharos were in power. The builders of Egypt had Neanderthal DNA- that has been proven.

Roman citizens stipped working and relied for government conquests for their lifestyle so it happens to all lazy cizilizations.

NooooB's picture

bullshit. Nubians were developed before the Egyptians.

AssFire's picture

They left nothing but mud huts... but then again that is what the call civilizations like Memphis.

The older dynasties were killing Nubians for 700 years during the golden era of the old kingdom of Egypt.

Only once they were imported as slaves and then some given freedom did the demise occur... kinda like everywhere they inhabit today. See Haiti, Liberia, etc.

NooooB's picture

Asshat of the year.. Right here folks...

Widowmaker's picture

Your avatar frames it perfectly!

Supported by clueless.

Shouldn't you be dry humping the Huffagton Post?

Offthebeach's picture

Tell an Egyptian he's black, an African. Like, say for example a Ethiopian. Good luck with that.

PADL( Picts Ant-Defemation League) member.

boogerbently's picture

Have they "confirmed" that part about us all coming from bacteria/plankton/single cell.....something??

BKbroiler's picture

Assfire, it must really burn you that we have a black president who is much smarter than our last white president.  Kinda ruins your little cut-and-paste theory above.  

Did yours and horseman's daughters got some good black cock lately?  Maybe your wives did?  You guys seem really obsessed with black folks.  Obama loves you regardless, don't worry.

hedgeless_horseman's picture



Did yours and horseman's daughters got some good black cock lately? Maybe your wives did?

Why would you say such terrible things about my family?*  The census data showing such a high degree of segregation, and directly correlating with the, "housing recovery," or lack thereof for those that likely voted democratic, must have really hit a nerve? 

Regarding your other comment, which I hope is true, as we really need smart representation...

...we have a black president who is much smarter than our last white president.

How can we know? Obama refuses to release his college transcripts.


*Abusive ad hominem (also called personal abuse or personal attacks) usually involves insulting or belittling one's opponents in order to attack their claims or invalidate their arguments, but can also involve pointing out true character flaws or actions that are irrelevant to the opponent's argument. This is logically fallacious because it relates to the opponent's personal character, which has nothing to do with the logical merit of the opponent's argument, whereas mere verbal abuse in the absence of an argument is not ad hominem nor any kind of logical fallacy.


BKbroiler's picture

Why would you say such terrible things about my family

First off, it's not so terrible.  Lots of people's daughters and wives enjoy black cock.  Secondly, I mention it because it seems that you and assfire would take particular offense to that since you are both such avowed racists.  It's a shame too, I agree with what most of what you post when it's unrelated to race.  It seems you are unable to think as rationaly anytime black folks are inserted into a discussion (usually by you, assfire, or someone else) and turn into a windbag.   Since very few people on this board take it upon themselves to dispute the prevalent racist nonsense on here, I take the initiative.  You decided to take a post unrelated to race and as usual, make it the black guy's fault.  I think that shows a deep insecuirty and I was toying with you.  Quit being such a racist prick.


If you need to see Obama's college transcripts to prove he is smarter than Bush you really have lost it man.  C'mon.

hedgeless_horseman's picture



...such avowed racists...

Really, how so?

Bloomberg chose to make this article about race when they selected an all black neighborhood as a case study for how the housing recovery is not equal for all.  I fail to see how pointing out this fact, when Bloomberg (intentionally?) fails to do so, makes me the racist.

BKbroiler's picture

Bloomberg chose to make this article about race when they selected an all black neighborhood as a case study.

Wow, that is really reaching.  Ok, so what about all the poor southern white households in foreclosure?  What about all the other countries that experienced housing busts?  Black people's fault also?  I think everyone on here agrees that there is no housing recovery, so blaming Bloomberg for cherrypicking their data set to meet some agenda you think they have (which in this case is....?) doesn't even make sense.  

Admit it, man.  You saw a chance to take a swipe at black folks and you took it.  That's all it is.  

dogbreath's picture

Go to the article and drag your mouse over the red lots.  Even at the height of the bubble that streets houses sold for 60k.  Even the dumbest fucker in the world should be able to carry a mortgage that size.  There is a reason that street was never worth much and that is because its the hood.  

jomama's picture

racism is ignorance. one can argue demographics and semantics all they want. 

since there isn't a real case study that directly compares opportunity vs. race, it's all just inflated opinions.

that said, your moronic 'enjoy black cock' comments show the fallacious nature of your argument.  pun intended.

Kobe Beef's picture

So educate yourself. Race is genetic and is highly correlated with behavior and intelligence. Google "Human Bio-Diversity", and come back talking about 'ignorance' only after you've done your homework.

hedgeless_horseman's picture



Ok, so what about all the poor southern white households in foreclosure?  What about all the other countries that experienced housing busts?  Black people's fault also?

Way to beat the shit out of that strawman!  I think you finally have him on the ropes.

dbTX's picture

KB  It's not Obama's grades we need to see, it's his origin, he's clearly not a natural born American, you can't dispute this fact.

Widowmaker's picture

...but W-Fuckup Inc. at least put on a flight suit and figured out a Connecticut swagger in Texas.

Iam_Silverman's picture

"it must really burn you that we have a black president"

According to his own admission, he's only HALF black.  At least that's the story he's sticking to.  Mulatto is the proper term, I believe.

LFMayor's picture

Bullish for cowshit huts!

or should I say bull shit is for cowshit huts?


Fukushima Sam's picture

Interesting points, but...

Modern music owes everything to the marriage of European harmony and African rhythm.

African sculptors were cubists long before Picasso came along.

African societies seem to be more sustainable in the long term than western societies; Africa has lived in harmony with nature for millenia, but western civilization destroys nature whole-heartedly, leading to its own extinction.

WAMO556's picture

Who invented: "Gimme my Obama phone"???????

WillyGroper's picture

Hmmm, let's see. Who was it that brought the blood transfusion to his fellow man & lost his job in the process?

How many lives have you saved?

RichardP's picture

Can't answer.  Mouth stuck shut with peanut butter.

boogiedown's picture

Thanks, AssHole, for showing us the truth

"The paucity of invention by sub-Saharan Africans -- it is virtually nil -- is evident. This lack of creative thinking is so because the Africans left behind did not follow the proto-Whites along their migration routes out of Africa -- and hence did not evolve in the same way. It was the genetic response to the changing selection pressures generated by the exposure to the colder climates of the north that elicited the changes in the genome that made our race, civilization, and mighty technology possible."

So living in with nature, not consuming more than they produced, not crossing the ocean and exploring, ahem, pillaging other lands for colonization really shows a "lack of creative thinkning" on the part of those backward, ignorant Africans.  We should be bowing down and thanking the white people for nuclear weapons, credit default swaps, chemtrails, etc.

Why don't you come visit me in NYC to experience a display of my so-called "genetic propensity for violence"

jomama's picture

while racist as shit, and ignorant at that, you just played into his xenophobic diatribe like a cheap kazoo.

boogiedown's picture

guess the word "ironic" doesn't spring to mind for ya?

Ok, /sarc

there, fixed it

BooMushroom's picture

If you'd really wanted to refute his argument, you could have listed some of technological inventions made by Sub-Saharan Africans.

I can't help but notice you didn't.

But you did manage to bolster his "propensity for violence" argument.

Racist or not, you lost this round 0-2.

boogiedown's picture

well the "logic" of his argument is based on the false premise that blacks were not torn from their land in the slave holocaust, but rather they were lifted out of ignorance by western influence. He intentionally restricts the discussion to sub-saharan africa in a classic straw-man style move -- no mention of Egyptian or Moorish mathematical acheivements are allowed.

He already has you thinking in terms of biege peoples' inventions vs. brown peoples' inventions, instead of HUMAN inventions.

If you would still like one interesting example, see this article on ancient use of binary code in Africa: Bamana Sand Divination: Recusion in Ethnomathematics

see my comment above re: irony

and he already "lost" the minute he opened his mouth, since his argument seems to be based on one of those old slaver anatomy diagrams of bone sizes or something.

Bastiat's picture

I'm thinking Spielberg left that quote out of the movie.

Lost My Shorts's picture

I lived in Memphis once, long ago, as a child.  The solidly built, four-bedroom house where my family lived (in all white neighborhood) is now valued at $109,000 on Zillow.  It would be over a million in Seattle or Newton, MA.  So Memphis is an odd place.

Funny thing is, life was great there.

highly illogical's picture

Rebecca Black the tween singer was only 8 in 2005 and this isn't the same person.  In another article here it says this Rebecca Black is a 64 year old army vet who makes $24k per year. 

Karlus's picture

It's Friiiday friday friday!