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June’s Housing Spike Signals a Major Contraction

We’re in the midst of the last great bubble in real estate we’ll see for a long time. I promise you.

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Why the U.S. Treasury Really Took Over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

The year 2008 was full of nasty surprises. One of the biggest was the government takeover of twin mortgage giants Federal National Mortgage Association (FNMA, or Fannie Mae) and Federal

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China’s Real Problem Isn’t Stocks – It’s Real Estate!

This is what happens when you force a bubble in practically everything!

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The Housing Market’s Going Down!

Do you own your home? Rent? Planning to buy? Planning to sell? What about investment properties? How many do you own, if any? Are you investing simply in the home’s

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The Housing Recovery’s a Big Fat Lie!

Most commentary on the housing markets — from the industry, from analysts, from the media — all give the impression that the housing crisis is well behind us. One economist in

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The Fed’s Failure: New Home Sales Back to 1960s Levels

The annualized rate of new home sales in April was 517,000 units. So much for the Fed’s economic stimulus!

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Let’s Talk About Real Estate: What Can We Expect?

465 miles. That’s how far it is from my house in Tampa to the Alabama state line at the Western edge of the Florida Panhandle. We have family in Alabama,

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Singapore: The Next Global Domino to Fall in Real Estate

Singapore has the highest standard of living of any country in Asia and higher than the U.S. There are two reasons for this: It’s one large city that’s very strategically

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The Dilemma of Real Estate: Buy, Sell, or Rent?

Sometimes we have control in our lives.  Sometimes, it’s only “perceived” control. I’ll give you an example. I moved to Tampa, Florida in 2005, at the height of the real

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Goodbye Money Laundering: The Slide in Luxury Real Estate

Couldn’t happen to a nicer group of people: ultra-rich criminals, drug dealers, despots and the mafia globally. I’m being sarcastic, of course. It seems the greatest scheme for international money