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China Bear Jim Chanos: The Emperor Is in His Underwear

Lynn Parramore | Posted 09.29.2015 | Business
Lynn Parramore

For the past several years, well-known hedge fund manager Jim Chanos of Kynikos Associates has been an outspoken China bear. He explains how he became concerned that the world's second largest economy is headed for trouble.

There May Never Be a Good Brunch Place in South Central

Vanessa Carmichael | Posted 04.01.2015 | Los Angeles
Vanessa Carmichael

In the case of Los Angeles, it is scary to think that it may someday become what its politicians have designed it to be, a city for the few uber rich and the many domestic workers who maintain their homes and gardens.

Miami Should Exempt Parking Requirements for Small Buildings

Marianne Cusato | Posted 12.21.2014 | Miami
Marianne Cusato

Miami has a big decision to make about parking. What we decide will determine who we want to be when we grow up. Which sounds better to you -- a walkable city like Boston, Portland or San Francisco or an auto-dependent one like Atlanta, Phoenix or Las Vegas? It's your choice.

Despite Home Price Slowdown, Wages Can't Keep Up With Prices

Jed Kolko | Posted 10.08.2014 | Business
Jed Kolko

Aside from two inland California housing markets, Riverside-San Bernardino and Bakersfield, the top 10 metros with the biggest year-over-year price gains are in the South and Midwest.

Bubble Watch: Local Worries, National Calm

Jed Kolko | Posted 05.27.2014 | Business
Jed Kolko

Trulia's Bubble Watch reveals whether home prices are overvalued or undervalued relative to their fundamental value by comparing prices today with his...

Is the Housing Boom in Phoenix Creating Another Bubble?

Anita Verma | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Anita Verma

The current market portends a promising future for growth of Phoenix. We have survived one of the worst real estate recessions of all times, and now we are moving into time of expansion for housing. In a state that sees sunlight 85 percent of the year, the future of Metro Phoenix's housing market is just as bright!

Why Latinos Struggle For Homeownership

VOXXI | Susana G. Baumann | Posted 11.11.2013 | Latino Voices

In the aftermath of the real estate bubble crisis, the government required federal regulators to increase and tighten requirement qualifications for p...

The Simple Reason for the Long Downturn: Housing Bubble Burst

Dean Baker | Posted 11.17.2013 | Business
Dean Baker

There is no mystery about the downturn or the potential routes to recovery. The only problem is that the people in control of economic policy have no interest in taking the steps necessary to bring the economy back to full employment.

Really Bad News For First-Time Homebuyers

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 09.03.2013 | HuffPost Home

There's yet another hurdle between you and your starter home.

Million Dollar City

Aaron Sankin | Posted 05.31.2013 | San Francisco

Earlier this month, San Francisco reached a potentially dubious milestone--the median price of a home in the city topped $1 million. To give a sen...

OCC: Foreclosures Hit Lowest Level Since Crisis

Reuters | Posted 05.27.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON, March 27 (Reuters) - The number of new U.S. foreclosures initiated in the fourth quarter of 2012 fell to the lowest level since official...

The Chinese Real Estate Market's 'Butterfly Effect'

Peter Navarro | Posted 05.12.2013 | Business
Peter Navarro

China's real estate bubble is very real. Local, regional, and central government entities have financed massive overdevelopment throughout the country primarily as a form of job creation, with "ghost cities" being the poster child of the problem -- and tip of the iceberg.

How to Build a Sustainable Economy; Not Another Bubble

John Friedman | Posted 04.27.2013 | Impact
John Friedman

As a society we are the more than willing victims who love the adrenalin rush that comes with watching the Dow rise, or our home assessments go up, or our portfolios expand but then turn around and blame our predators when we get caught.

A Comedian Who Cares

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 02.05.2013 | Comedy
Peter A. Georgescu

Louie is a great show that has a deep moral consciousness when Louis C.K. is able to channel it into the right topic. When he's really killing, as they put it in comedy, he lets you see and feel what it means to be alive.

The Next Bubble: Is It Time for the Feds to Cap College Tuition?

Adam Levin | Posted 05.23.2012 | Money
Adam Levin

If the interest rate on student loans is doubled this summer, the camel's back will break and we will be facing yet another large-scale crisis like the one that crippled the economy in 2008.

Heidi's Bar: A Metaphorical Tale Worth Sharing

Kenneth F. Bunting | Posted 12.05.2011 | Business
Kenneth F. Bunting

I do not know who wrote the contemporary fable about "Heidi's Bar," being spread through email blasts and Facebook postings. It wasn't me. I am neit...

Medication for Middle-Class Mortgage Mania

Adam Levin | Posted 11.02.2011 | Business
Adam Levin

These are extraordinary times and extraordinary times require public and private sector utilization of extraordinary measures to solve societal issues like the housing crisis. This issue cannot be properly addressed piecemeal.

The Next Real Estate Bubble? Farmland | William Nueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

But as prices for agricultural land surge across America's grain belt, regulators are warning that a new real estate bubble may be forming -- echoing ...

McLean and Nocera's All the Devils Are Here

Robert Teitelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Teitelman

This is the deep background of the financial crisis -- a clear-eyed introduction to the post-industrial jungle with its networks, frictionless interchanges, murky sense of accountability and unexpected consequences.


Alfred Gingold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alfred Gingold

It didn't quite fold--like the cheap camera to which Rabbi Yehua Levin likened Carl Paladino after the latter backed off his nasty remarks about homos...

Goldman's CDOs Had Nothing to Do With the Real Estate Bubble

David Fiderer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Fiderer

If Goldman Sachs wanted to reduce its exposure to subprime mortgage investments, why didn't it simply sell the assets it owned?

'Ghost Towns' Of The Recession: Tampa, Dublin And 7 Others | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

From Tampa to Dublin to Alicante and Dubai empty condos and villas that were never home to anyone, litter the landscape as a sterile reminder of a par...

Ireland Needs a New Political Party: It's a Matter of National Survival

Rory Fitzgerald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rory Fitzgerald

The severity of the economic crisis that Ireland is now experiencing means that there is a massive popular desire for a new type of politics.

Looting Real Estate Booty

Lita Smith-Mines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lita Smith-Mines

Investors should be part of the give and take of a robust real estate market, not pirates banking on the misery of a seller's desperate situation.

The Next Great Recession Will Occur in This Decade

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

I am writing a novel. It is about the next Great Recession that will occur in this decade. The book's subtext will cite the next Great Real Estate Bub...