Spending it all on rent: 11 million Americans spend half their income on rent. Another 21 million spend over 30 percent of their income on rent, a record high.
The financial raiding of the American middle class is moving full steam ahead. The ridiculous structure of the banking bailouts and artificially low interest rates caused hot money from banks and big investors to crowd out regular families in the housing market. Now here we are 7 years after the official conclusion of the Great […]
Too damn broke to afford a house: Americans are largely missing out on home equity gains and there is little they can do about it.
The housing market is once again too expensive for most American families. During the last housing bubble, many Americans were able to partake in the mania and enjoy equity gains even if they were as fleeting as a petal in the wind. This time around most of the gains are going to investors and large […]
China owns the Canadian real estate market: Chinese account for one-third of all Vancouver home sales volume in 2015.
he Canadian housing market makes the U.S. housing bubble seem like a tiny pricing discrepancy. There have been talks for years that Chinese investors were buying up desirable properties around the globe and many pundits pushed these fears aside. Their claim was that only a tiny portion of the market was made up by investors. […]
The housing bubble is getting ready to implode: The scariest chart in real estate shows an impending correction because you can’t afford to buy a home today.
“Definition of economic bubble: A market phenomenon characterized by surges in asset prices to levels significantly above the fundamental value of that asset.” We are definitely in another housing bubble. First, most Americans can’t afford to buy a home without utilizing artificially low interest rates and even then they are stretching their budgets like spandex. […]
Get used to an America where owning a home is not part of the dream: You cannot afford a home on that income!
Well congratulations America. Signs of another housing bubble are as clear as day. Loans with nothing down are back in the market. Incomes are stagnant so creative financing is necessary to buy more expensive homes. And homes are more expensive. The current home price data shows that across the country we have now surpassed the […]
There is an economic crisis happening in the housing market. The working class is finding more of their wages sucked into the housing financial puzzle. Stagnant wages combined with rising home prices and rents are putting a lid on household formation. It probably doesn’t help that many young families are caught in the low wage […]
The Canadian housing market will implode in dramatic fashion: 5 charts highlighting the inevitable pop to Canada’s real estate boom.
The Canadian housing market is deep into bubble territory. We all know that bubbles can go on for longer than most people think. But with the crash in oil prices and people fully believing their own hype, the market is setup for a big fall from grace. It is interesting how most from the outside […]