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Wall Street Housing

4 Reasons It's So Hard For The Middle Class To Buy A House

The Huffington Post | Ben Hallman | Posted 03.27.2014 | Business

Right now is a terrific time to buy a house in many parts of the U.S. -- if you have outstanding credit and a suitcase full of cash. For most everyone...

Ben Hallman

Wall Street Has Found Its Latest Dangerous Financial Product, Activists Warn | Ben Hallman | Posted 03.04.2014 | Business

Housing and consumer activists warn that Wall Street is about to crash the housing market -- again. The activists said they are particularly concer...

Ben Hallman

Here's How Wall Street Is Keeping You From Buying A House | Ben Hallman | Posted 09.27.2013 | Business

Prospective homebuyers bearing satchels full of cash are taking over an increasingly large share of the American housing market, making it tough -- an...

Wall Street Housing Bet Pushing Struggling Buyers Out Of The Market

Reuters | Posted 05.02.2013 | Business

(Reuters) - Michael Marchillo, a plumber, has been trying and failing for months to buy a bigger home for his family here in Sin City. He was pre-qual...

Earth to Fed: You Can't Lose 40% of Something You Don't Have

Martin Luz | Posted 08.21.2012 | Business
Martin Luz

There never was any real housing "boom" and no increase in actual housing "wealth" -- merely a credit boom courtesy of the Magical Mystical Wall Street Securitization Machine -- a deliberate ploy to disguise the fact that people were earning less and could afford to spend less.