Tag Archives: housing finance

Something’s Not Adding Up Here… Housing Is Back, But FHA Needs a Bailout?

Posted By Rob Hahn November 16, 2012, Filed under: Playing Economist, Real Estate@ 8:49 AM

Housing is back! So says the media and Lawrence Yun of NAR. 872,000 new housing starts in September. Prices are up some 11.7% in September. And Lawrence Yun is projecting 15% increase in home values over the next three years. So... what the hell is going on over at the FHA? The Federal Housing

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Concerning QE3, A Few Thoughts…

Posted By Rob Hahn September 15, 2012, Filed under: Management, Media, Playing Economist, Real Estate@ 3:17 PM

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCY9ZGnDolQ I am not an economist, and I don't play one on TV, and I didn't stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night... but I kinda look like one. Plus, Seth Price of Placester isn't an economist either as far as I know, although he's a good friend who is not only

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Be Wary of the False Spring in Real Estate

Posted By 7DS March 27, 2011, Filed under: 7DS@ 11:16 PM

Real estate people are some of the most optimistic people I know. They have to be in order to work a business in which they don't make a penny without a transaction getting done, and the driving motivation for the consumer is a dream: The American Dream, the Dream of Homeownership, Your Dream

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Updating the Renter Nation Prediction

Posted By Rob Hahn February 16, 2011, Filed under: Real Estate@ 10:39 AM

The Wall Street Journal carried a story today on its front page entitled, "Banks Push Home Buyers to Put Down More Cash". The key paragraph: The median down payment in nine major U.S. cities rose to 22% last year on properties purchased through conventional mortgages, according to an analysis for

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