Jeff Reeves’s Strength in Numbers: 7 reasons to stop worrying about a housing crash

Ever since the Great Recession, it seems like there have been plenty of folks waiting for proof that the housing market is set for another crash.

And lately, those housing bears have had plenty of ammunition.

Lowe’s Cos. LOW, -0.19% reported disappointing earnings and sales on Wednesday, resulting in a steep selloff. But the downtrend isn’t new, with the home-improvement store down 15% from its May peak. Home Depot HD, -0.35% hasn’t seen the same degree of declines, but shares are still off about 10% from their 52-week high in June, despite a recent increase in guidance.

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