Is Main Street Watching Wall Street?



When real estate is bought with all cash, buyers have a lot more flexibility and are able to take many more shortcuts. When Wall Street funnels billions into securitized bonds this becomes real power.

Investors’ Favor Real Estate As Preferred Investment



Investor’s and homeowners again favor real estate as a preferred investment. A recent Bankrate.com survey shows that 27 percent of Americans now favor real estate as their investment of choice. The second investment choice was cash at 23 percent, followed by stocks and bonds at 22 percent. The balance was “other”. It’s the first time […]

Free Your Retirement Funds From Wall Street and Retire Rich



There are many alternative ways to invest your retirement funds that most investors are not aware of. The first step is establishing a checkbook IRA. This is very different than giving control of your retirement account to a Wall Street stock trading firm. When you open a checkbook IRA, you assume full responsibility for your […]

Why Housing Needs Higher Interest Rates



1. Help Reign In Rampant Speculation Speculation on the most massive scale in human history is taking place in virtually all of America’s major cities today. Fueled by trillions of dollars at near-zero interest rates, courtesy of the Federal Reserve. Tens of billions of dollars monthly, is being loaned to recently created, (i.e.  no track […]

What Do Rising Prices Have To Do With A Housing Recovery? Nothing.



In the wake of the housing market crash of 2008, those with a direct interest in the housing industry are bound and determined to to create a housing recovery, even if they have to make it up. I have in front of me at this moment, exhibit “A”: A classic example of manufactured “evidence” that […]

Real Estate Vs. Wall Street



Wall Street is at it again. Out to strip away the retirement and investing wealth of millions of Americans. Yesterday’s Fox News headline read “The Wall Street Winter of Discontent”.

Real Estate Investing Fundamentals & Strategies For 2014, Part Two



This is part two of a two part series. Click here to read part one. 4. Interest Rates And Investing Strategy are intricately linked. Rates have been controlled by direct Fed intervention for years now. It’s difficult to predict when they will go up or what the trigger will be. I’m concerned that retail housing […]

A Short Rant on Ecomomic Disaster: The State of Fair Play 2013



Anyone reading this has to have been affected by the so called “Great Recession”, and most of you very negatively. Without going into history lessons or far reaching “what ifs” – suffice it to say when Wall Street crashed this time, your future was altered inextricably. Given all that, near continuous news of underhanded dealings prompts this little rant. Okay, it’s a big rant – but you don’t even want to go here.

America For Rent: Citizens in Joint Tenancy



A story yesterday by CNBC’s Diana Olick got my attention initially because of the title; “Home Buyers Are Back, but Where Are the Houses?” In that article Olick talks about the Spring housing market, and about how house inventories are staggeringly low given all the variables. With the raw number of homes for sale its lowest in over a decade, the question “Where are all the houses?” certainly is a curiosity. Let’s take a look.

Foreclosure Buying By Wall Street Providing Hot Air For New Housing Bubble



Hot air rises, and so are housing prices. It appears that Bernanke’s efforts to fund the housing market are beginning to gain some traction. An army of “ex-Wall Street executives” has had more than two years now to re-trench themselves, and move in, to essentially take over the foreclosure and investment property market in the US.

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