May 30 2008

Myth Busted: Being Owned By the Ownership Society in California: How Housing and Credit Came Crashing Down.

In 2003 President Bush talked about an ownership society to encourage the American public to take personal responsibility for their own actions and success. This was the rallying cry for the major tax cuts that were being pushed onto the American scene supposedly to bolster economic growth. The plan itself seemed to be working for […]

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May 16 2008

5 Key Housing Stats: Examining the U.S. Housing Market in May 2008.

The debate has shifted in the last few months with many now feeling that the credit crisis is behind us. Many are now looking forward thinking that the worst in the housing market is here and we are now nearing a short-term bottom. However, others have likened the current environment to being in the eye […]

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May 8 2008

Owners’ Equivalent of Rent: The Fed and BLS Gaming the System.

It probably won’t come as a surprise to you that consumer prices are rising at an incredibly rapid pace. If you were to only look at the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) CPI numbers you would think that inflation is hovering around 3 to 4 percent. Of course this is utterly devoid of any […]

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