Archive for April, 2011

3 economics trends stifling wages and pushing home prices lower: 1,000,000 people apply for 60,000 McDonald’s jobs, the college tuition bubble, and long-term shadow inventory.


Rental roulette on the west coast. California foreclosures are up 22 percent from Q4 of 2010 to Q1 of 2011. Santa Monica buy versus rent example. Rent for $5,500 a month or buy at $1,950,000.


Financial timeline of 10 events from the Great Depression and parallels to our current economy: Lessons from the Great Depression Part 31. When government and financial institutions become one.


The never ending pipeline of shadow inventory – 1,800,000 homes in foreclosure while another 2,000,000 are underwater by 50 percent. No housing recovery without clearing out shadow inventory and expanding real household wages.


Economic déjà vu from the 1937-38 recession: Lessons from the Great Depression part 30. With financial bailouts and government spending pulling back are we setup for a double-dip?


Pasadena $2.4 million short sale and the Dual Income, No Kids growth from 2000. Have younger professionals shifted housing priorities because of the economy and inflated home prices?


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