Real Estate

Wells Fargo & US Bancorp lose key court case

“What they were doing was peddling these mortgages and leaving the paperwork behind,” said Michael Pill, a real estate partner at Green, Miles, Lipton & Fitz-Gibbon LLP in Northampton, Massachusetts who is not involved in the case.The Massachusetts court rejected a request by the banks to apply the decision only[…]

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US real estate market breaches depression territory

“Home values have fallen 26 percent since their peak in June 2006, worse than the 25.9-percent decline seen during the Depression years between 1928 and 1933, Zillow reported.” The whole economy is in a depression, if you take out the unemployment benefits and the student loan program. Realize the first[…]

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Canadian real estate taking drastic downturn: Baker, Turner

“The economist who received an award for being the first to sound the alarm on the U.S. housing bubble, is warning the same could happen in Canada if we aren’t careful. Dean Baker with the Centre for Economic Policy and Research says housing prices here might collapse if interest rates[…]

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Housing may drop another 25 percent

“While a 25% decline is unprecedented in modern times, some economists are beginning to talk about it. “We now see potential for another 25% to 30% downside over the next two years,” says David A. Rosenberg, North American economist for Merrill Lynch (MER), who until recently had expected a much[…]

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Sell now warns LA real estate experts amid BP oil spill

“Carolyn Angelette said around 100 clients have canceled summer rentals in Grand Isle, LA. Other clients have postponed plans to buy a home until they see the full extent of oil damage. At this rate, she warns, her Century 21 office will go out of business.” It is obvious BP[…]

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Was Goldman Sachs at fault for the mortgage crisis?

“Goldman Sachs are scum– that’s the bottom line. They have basically co-opted the government; they’ve co-opted the Treasury Department; the Federal Reserve functionality; they’ve co-opted the Obama administration. Barack Obama dances to Goldman Sachs tune.” — Max Keiser Just remember, Hank Paulson [former CEO of Goldman Sachs then Secretary Treasury[…]

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Home prices to collapse again: Peter Schiff

The longer the government continues to distort the underlying economics of the real estate market, the longer it will take for the sector to heal itself – and the longer the sickness will infect the broader economy. The United States is in a very precarious situation. Obamarama needs the Fed[…]

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Detroit’s mayor wants to “shrink” the city

“If we don’t do it, you know this whole city is going to go down. I’m hopeful people will understand that,” Bing said. “If we can incentivize some of those folks that are in those desolate areas, they can get a better situation.” Detroit Mayor Bing emphasizes need to shrink[…]

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11.3 Million homeowners owe more than home worth

More than 11.3 million homeowners — nearly one-fourth of all Americans with a mortgage — owe more on their loan than their home is now worth, according to a report released Tuesday by FirstAmerican CoreLogic. As long as real wages for the working class decline good paying middle class jobs[…]

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