Nov 16 2008

New York City Housing Prices Holding Strong: Will the Financial Collapse Bring Prices Down?

New York City is a unique city for many reasons.  It is the heart of the United States financial system and now, the target of much of the blame being heaped onto Wall Street.  Before we look at actual raw numbers for the city and zip codes, let us first do a quick analysis of […]

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Nov 15 2008

Economic Crisis Unintended Consequences: Moving Back with Ma and Pa…And Grandma and Grandpa.

There may be a bright spot in some of this economic mess.  All that McMansion inventory may be suited to housing extended families.  Many people are now finding out that it isn’t too late or too early to move back with your extended family because of economic reasons.  Here in California, we’ve heard many stories […]

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Nov 12 2008

TARP Readjustment: California, Florida, Nevada, and Arizona on a Financial Economic Island. Those Option ARM Loans Are Your Problem.

The morphing financial crisis has taken a major change today.  Henry Paulson came out today announcing that the main component of the $700 billion bailout plan will no longer be the centerpiece.  If you recall a few weeks ago with the highly unpopular bailout, the major contention was that much of the money would be […]

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Nov 11 2008

Economic Dependence on Real Estate, Finance, Insurance, Retail, and Construction. 3 Major Sectors of our Economy set to Decline.

The employment situation has quickly deteriorated as the credit crisis deepens and more and more Americans are quickly holding on tighter to their wallets.  This isn’t necessarily pervasive to our nation alone as we are seeing globally people from many nations are starting to feel the impacts of this economic contraction.

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Nov 9 2008

Bear Market Rallies: Beware the Siren Call of Volatile Economic Markets.

It is understandable after the record fall of the Dow Jones Industrial Average from a peak of slightly over 14,000 in August of 2007 to a low reached last month of slightly over 8,000 that many are eager to search for a bottom.  It is a tempting path to follow especially when the market is […]

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