Posts Tagged ‘housing bubble’

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    The Housing Dilemma

    Sep 9, 10 • 679 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]

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    How Not To Price a House

    Aug 31, 10 • 501 Views • 1 Comment

    Let’s assume you would like to sell your house. According to Wired journalist Jonah Lehrer, the price you select might not be optimal. Why? Because we like to avoid losing money. (Of course, you might say, that is obvious. But an economist would suggest......  [read more]

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    Is Fannie Mae Your Friend?

    Jun 15, 10 • 424 Views • No Comments

    I was surprised to hear that when Fannie Mae was created in 1938 as a federal agency, a part of her mission was to move money. At the time, because of the 1927 McFadden Act, interstate banking was prohibited. As a result, there could be (and was) insufficient......  [read more]

  • Recent Black Swan Events

    Feb 2, 10 • 664 Views • No Comments

    Thinking about probable new financial regulation, I remembered Nassim Nicholas Taleb......  [read more]