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 th...

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

Taken from the January 2012 Intelligent Investor   This is a continuation from Part 1 of this 3-part series. Click here to read Part 1.   Historical Examination of Home Ownership Ra...

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

Taken from the January 2012 Intelligent Investor   Overview Home ownership has been a vital component of Washington’s economic strategy for decades. The marketing end of this strate...

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

Taken from the January 2012 Intelligent Investor   Boosting home ownership rates has been a goal shared by all previous U.S. Administrations. With the housing market still vulnerable, the Obama...

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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 mi...

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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."   Forbes remains a very popular publication despite the fact that it's very...

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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. As discussed in that piece, Forbes published an article about a m...

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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.   But that’s not necessarily a bad thing.   If you don&rsqu...

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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.  First of all, he claims rel estate is in a "four-year slump."  ...

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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 current form as the...

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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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