The 5 biggest threats to the housing recovery

(MoneyWatch) It is increasingly clear that the ongoing housing recovery is the real deal. But that doesn't mean that homeowners, and the rest of the U.S. economy, is in the clear.

Despite large gains in home prices, foreclosures drying up and millions of homeowners recovering the equity they'd lost during the subprime crash, a few lingering risks are worth keeping an eye one. And the question with some of these threats isn't if, but when, they will actually occur, and what the reaction will be.

Here's a look at the top five threats CLICK HERE FOR THE STORY