Housing Market Analysis from August 2012 Intelligent Investor

We have released an excerpt from the August 2012 Housing Market Analysis contained in the Intelligent Investor.

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The Future of the U.S. Real Estate Market (Part 3)

Compared to the U.S., housing finance in Canada is less subsidized by the government. In fact, the Canadian government’s housing finance policies do not explicitly favor home ownership unlike the case...

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The Future of the U.S. Real Estate Market (Part 2)

The home ownership rate was fairly stable prior to WWII, ranging from about 43% to 48%. During the Great Depression, Washington created numerous subsidies in order to boost demand (e.g. government-ins...

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The Future of the U.S. Real Estate Market (Intro)

Home ownership has been a vital component of Washington’s economic strategy for decades. The marketing end of this strategy has positioned home ownership as a key element of the so-called “American D...

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The Future of the U.S. Real Estate Market (Part 1)

Boosting home ownership rates has been a goal shared by all previous U.S. Administrations. With the housing market still vulnerable, the Obama Administration has been pointing more towards sustainable...

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December 2011 U.S. Housing Market Overview

The real estate market continues to show little signs of life. Despite record-low mortgage rates and a collapse in home prices, builders see little demand for new homes due to the record-high overhang...

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The Housing BIG Picture

Each month, the media lines up to read the results of the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices. This group of indices are generated and published by Standard & Poor's and Fiserv Inc. Keep in mind that...

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Pictures of The Netherlands Real Estate Market

About a month ago, I critiqued an article by Forbes which discussed U.S. cities "where the recession is ending."  

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Is Dallas Really Doing as Well as Forbes States?

In the previous article I showed pictures of the real estate situation in Rotterdam, Netherlands submitted by a reader.

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The Real Estate Bubble the Media Hid and Why I Was Banned

When many people mention the collapse these days, the most common response I've heard is "everyone knew it was coming."   Perhaps you've heard the same. 

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Real Estate Confusion, or Lies?

Do you ever become confused over daily economic data? If not, then you probably aren’t paying close attention.

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More Propaganda

Have a look at the latest piece of trash coming from Alan Zibel, the Associated Press' so-called real estate reporter. 

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The State of the Nation's Housing

I was prepping for an interview later today on the real estate market and I ran across a nice piece from Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies release a couple of months ago.

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Fannie & Freddie: Truth or Consequences (Part 1)

Amidst speculation that Freddie and its big brother Fannie are facing insolvency, U.S. Treasury Secretary Paulson said the primary focus was supporting Fannie and Freddie "in their curren... &nb...

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Finally, the Truth on Housing

You’ve all probably seen or heard about the recently released Harvard Housing study. Among other things, the report discusses the fact that the median wage-earner is unable to afford the...

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