Home prices in the US could fall by another 25 percent because of high unemployment and another leg down will come for stocks, banking analyst Meredith Whitney told CNBC Thursday.
"No bank underwrote a loan with 10 percent unemployment on the horizon," Whitney said. "I think there is no doubt that home prices will go down dramatically from here, it's just a question of when."
Local governments and states are chronically under-funded and "most states are under water," adding to the problem of low private consumption, she said.
"If you look at the drivers for unemployment I don't see that reversing very soon," Whitney said.
Friday, September 11, 2009
Whitney: Home prices to fall another 25%
Star bank analyst Meredith Whitney predicts home prices will fall by a quarter from current levels: