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The big money club and interest only loans: Housing bubble favorite of interest only loans back in the market for wealthy households.

Jumbo loans, all cash investors, and slow population growth: The gentrification of Southern California.

A protracted winter is imminent for housing: Lessons from the Great Depression Part 36. From 1917 to 1945 home prices lagged the overall inflation trend. With one decade in the book, can Americans stomach a stagnant real estate market for another 20 years?

The California problem of making too many renters into home owners – Home ownership rate back to levels last seen in 1993. From 2000 to 2010 population increased by 10 percent but owner-occupied housing jumped by 25 percent. Prime Encino zip code with 6 MLS foreclosures but 96 properties in the shadow inventory.

Conforming loan limits should expire lower – how is a $729,000 government backed mortgage viewed as affordable housing when most families only make $50,000 a year?

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