Posts Tagged ‘housing bubble’

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    Market Bubbles: “Pricing” Scrabble Letters

    Jan 18, 13 • 609 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 • 764 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]

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    Housing Prices in the U.S. and Abroad

    Jun 2, 11 • 560 Views • No Comments

    We have a double dip in U.S. housing prices. But, is it happening everywhere? A Goldman Sachs research report from mid-May provided an OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) summary. The most troubled: Struggling euro zone countries......  [read more]

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    Paying Less For a House

    Feb 21, 11 • 720 Views • 1 Comment

    In an interesting Politico opinion column, journalist Michael Kinsley wonders why everyone seems to assume that climbing home prices are good. He points out that most people are happy when the prices of essentials like gas go down. So why the opposite for......  [read more]

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    More Than Just a House

    Jan 18, 11 • 563 Views • No Comments

    The story of a small home in Los Angeles is about much more than one house. Told by Marketplace.org and KCET TV, the story of the house on Lot 354 explains the entire housing bubble and bust. Built in 1927, an 1800 square foot bungalow is bought by Shawna and......  [read more]