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The other CA bubble – Canadian housing bubble ripe for popping. Vancouver real estate increased by 142 percent from 2002 to 2011. Average detached home in Vancouver costs roughly $1 million while the median household makes $67,000 per year.


The housing confidence game – West takes major hit in housing prices in the last 12 month period. More aggressive pricing of distressed inventory through REOs and short sales.


Short sales and the process of flopping – Short sale fraud will cost lenders $375 million this year. Short sale fraud and asymmetrical information keeps deals away from public.


Judgment day for housing shadow inventory already here – Foreclosure inventories reach an all-time high. FHA and GSE loans only game in town.


Reinventing Japan’s economic lost decades in the United States: Seven charts tracking the parallels between the lost decades in Japan and our approach to a first lost decade. Young adults moving back at home reflecting societal changes experienced in Japan.


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