Posts Tagged ‘housing bubble’

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    Housing Prices in the U.S. and Abroad

    Jun 2, 11 • 223 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 • 229 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 • 230 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]

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    Speculators, Thomas Jefferson, and President Obama

    Sep 22, 10 • 379 Views • No Comments

    Thomas Jefferson and President Obama had similar concerns about financial speculators. In 1790, Thomas Jefferson opposed funding the domestic part of the Revolutionary War debt if the financial speculators who bought bonds at a depressed price would benefit....  [read more]

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    The Housing Dilemma

    Sep 9, 10 • 207 Views • 5 Comments

    Is it time for shock therapy? Since the housing bubble popped, from tax credits to mortgage modification programs, government has tried to support housing prices. The goal was to provide support and diminish foreclosures until the market stabilized. With...  [read more]