- Several gauges of housing market activity mirror trends seen just before the bubble burst in 2008.
- Experts see the current boom as far safer than the prior rally, citing stronger lending requirements.
- Still, here are trends ranging from home prices to construction activity that resemble 2005 and 2006.
- See more stories on Insider’s business page.
Housing-market monitors keep repeating the phrase “since 2005,” except when it’s “since 2006.” That’s worrying — both superlatives refer back to the peak of a historic real-estate bubble.
Low mortgage rates and massive demand have powered a supercharged rally for US housing over the last year. Americans snapped up nearly all the available supply of new and previously owned homes amid…