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Worse Than We Think?

With instability in the Middle East and debt woes vexing Europe, some are hailing 2011 as the year of the U.S.

But, are problems here worse than we think?

Blogger Reggie Middleton, of BoomBustBlog sure thinks so.

He’s very concerned that our nation's real estate woes are far from over.

”We had the biggest housing boom since the gold rush in the 1800s in what has been an almost perfect environment,” he says in a live interview on CNBC’s Fast Money.

“That is easy credit, low rates and almost no underwriting. If you pull the rug out from under that you have a long way to fall.”

Check out our entire conversation with Middleton. Watch the video now!



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