Posts Tagged ‘housing bubble’

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    The Cupcake Bubble

    Jul 9, 14 • 355 Views • No Comments

    Just like technology stocks in 2000 and housing in 2005, the cupcake bubble has burst. In 2004 or so, many of us started buying the most amazing cupcakes. 4 inches tall, topped with sprinkles or a cookie, the cupcake might have been pistachio...  [read more]

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    Economic Ideas: The Blame Frames

    Jun 29, 13 • 493 Views • No Comments

    Analyzing the housing bubble, we can all agree with some basic facts. If you look at the Case-Shiller Index, you would see that a typical home in a major US city was worth 26% less during April 2013 than November 2006. Then, at the end of 2006, the home...  [read more]

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    The US Real Estate Bubble: Was This Time Different?

    Apr 21, 13 • 373 Views • No Comments

    Our recent housing bubble has been called a unique phenomenon by economist Robert Shiller. With its national impact, a connection to houses rather than land, and a demand side surge fueled by “investor-induced speculation,” the rise and subsequent...  [read more]

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    Market Bubbles: “Pricing” Scrabble Letters

    Jan 18, 13 • 298 Views • No Comments

    Just like technology stocks during the late 1990s or housing in 2006, the Scrabble letter Z might reflect a market bubble. The “price” of a Z is 10 points. However, one (Scrabble) researcher suggests it is really worth 6. Here is the story. During...  [read more]

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    Irrational Expectations

    Jun 13, 11 • 283 Views • No Comments

    Let’s say that you purchased the house in which you now live during 1997 for the average national price, $171,900. With housing prices steadily rising, by 2006, a neighbor’s house would have sold for as much as $317,000. In the NY Times, Nobel...  [read more]