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Real Estate Bubble

And They Call It Ponzi Love

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

If buyers can't buy, the real estate market stays in a sinkhole. Can't the assholes in Washington understand that they really, really need us to save the market?

Investment Bubbles Dominated The Decade: AP

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (TIM PARADIS -- AP) - A string of exploding investment bubbles that started with the dot-coms and ended with mortgages and oil dominated the ...

At Long Beach Mortgage, A Top Subprime Lender, Policies Were An Invitation To Fraud

Huffington Post Investigative Fund | David Heath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

First of two articles about the roots of the subprime lending bubble. Diane Kosch had one of the most thankless jobs in the subprime lending craze....

Reports of Another Stock Market Fall this Fall Exaggerated

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

A quick survey of market catastrophes reveals that autumn is not only when the traditional harvest comes in, but also when we reap what we have sown -- whether it's corn or bad economic policy.

Commercial Real Estate May Be the Next Asset Bubble to Burst

Sheldon Filger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sheldon Filger

The blow about to be delivered by this next bursting asset bubble may prove to be mortal for the global economy.

Why I Have No Sympathy for Jake DeSantis

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mitchell Bard

You would think that those who created the financial mess would have some humility. But you would be wrong. DeSantis's letter is just one example.

Owning Home Versus Renting, Balance Shifts Toward Buying

Wall Street Journal | NICK TIMIRAOS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The relative cost of owning versus renting is swinging back in favor of homeownership in some U.S. markets, buoyed by several quarters of sharp declin...

The Reality Behind Real Estate

Michael Pento | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Pento

The Obama team feels it is better to artificially prop up home prices at an unsustainable level rather than have them retreat to a price that can be supported by the free market.

Campaign Contributions Aided Real Estate Crash: Tribune

Chicago Tribune | Dan Mihalopoulos, Robert Becker and Todd Lighty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Neighborhoods that recently bustled with teardowns and new construction are now filled with many such unsold homes, testament to a collapsed housing b...

America: Get Your Financial Act Together

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

It would be as irrational to allow the Ayatollahs to build bombs as it would be to allow Wall Streeters to run amok again building their weapons of financial mass destruction.

The Upside of Economic Apocalypse

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael B. Laskoff

I wouldn't wish the current economic situation on ourselves. But we're here, and I can find real cause for optimism in an electorate that suddenly understands what we're up against as a country.

Real Estate Roulette

Gihan Perera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gihan Perera

The game is rigged: while Bear Stearns got a $29 billion government bailout, over $60,000 of wealth equity per homeowner was lost in the crash. We must demand the next president to take action

Florida Caught In Eye Of Burst Real Estate Bubble

New York Times | Peter S. Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Two years ago, when Eric Feichthaler was elected mayor of this palm-fringed, middle-class city, he figured on spending a lot of time at ribbon-cutting...