Archive for the 'credit crisis' Category

Manic California – state budget gets worse with projected deficit of $20 billion on the books again. Aging population fastest growing segment in next decade. Disturbing trend of replacing smoking with a double latte.


Day of reckoning for shadow inventory and distressed properties – 40 percent of properties in foreclosure have not made a payment in two years or more.


Trifecta of keeping the housing bubble inflated in pocket markets –Senate votes to reinstate big loan limits, pushes visas for wealthy foreign home buyers, and artificially slams rates lower to hammer savers.


The twin bubbles of housing and higher education – housing bubble expanded from 1997 to 2007 and imploded. Since 2000 tuition costs have been soaring but graduate pay has been falling. What happens when you price out a generation looking for starter homes?


The arrival of housing purgatory – Why is housing experiencing one of its worst sales years even with the 30 year fixed rate mortgage breaking into the 3 percent range? A case as to why housing will remain a poor investment deep into 2015.


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