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Blood for Vampires

Rodney Johnson | Wednesday, October 16, 2013 >> I like to know things. I read non-fiction for fun and I’m constantly on the lookout for facts and figures that border

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Did Canadians Learn Nothing from Our Housing Bubble?

Most Americans aren’t aware that Canadian home prices continued to increase after our 2006 real estate crash. There are reasons for that. First, Canada didn’t have the subprime crisis in

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Canada’s Bust is Coming

If you’ve been a subscriber to Boom & Bust since the start of 2012, you likely already know that the Canadian real estate market is a ticking time bomb. I

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The Beginning of the End: Rising Interest Rates

Harry S. Dent | Monday, August 26, 2013 >> Last Friday, August 23, this shocking number hit the newswires: New home sales fell by 13.4%, the worst decline since May

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A Crack Appears in the Housing Market

Although new home sales were up more than expected in July, existing home sales were down 1.2%. Why? Because investors bought fewer homes. They’ve made up as much as 35%

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Welcome to the Newest Iteration of the Mortgage Mess

Say your neighbor Joe wants to borrow $1,000 from you. He’s willing to provide security for the note in the form of his car, and will even sign a promissory

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The Trigger for a Global Crisis

A subprime crisis in four U.S. states was all it took to trigger the global financial crisis of ’08. Just four. California, Arizona, Nevada and Florida. All because slowing demographic

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McRibs and McMansions

I love McDonald’s Big Macs… and don’t get me started on the fries. I can almost taste them now! With that being said, I can’t remember the last time I

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But Aussies Are Such Nice People

A recent poll showed that Australians are the happiest people among developed nations. I can believe that. Whenever I meet an Aussie, he or she is usually smiling and has

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We’ve Resorted to Fighting Over 3/2/2s

Rodney Johnson | Thursday, May 16, 2013 >> One morning, several years ago, I was running late for a TV interview. I had just finished up a radio interview and