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9 Striking Similarities Between the Housing Bubble and The Higher Education Bubble

Michael B. Fishbein | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business
Michael B. Fishbein

It's amazing how many similarities there are between what happened in housing and what's happening in higher education. Considering the causes and outcomes of the housing bubble may help inform what might happen in higher education.

Housing Barometer: Recovery Staggers Forward

Jed Kolko | Posted 03.27.2014 | Business
Jed Kolko

Trulia's Housing Barometer shows that 4 of the 5 key housing indicators improved over the past year: prices, the delinquency+foreclosure rate, non-dis...

Bubble Watch: Local Worries, National Calm

Jed Kolko | Posted 03.28.2014 | 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...

Here Are The 10 Cheapest Housing Markets In America

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.25.2014 | Business

This may sound hard to believe, but it is still possible to buy a bargain house in the United States today. You may need to be willing to relocate to ...

Here's Possibly The Worst Financial Advice Ever

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.20.2014 | Business

Little by little, the crazy is returning to financial markets. Borrowing money against your overpriced home in order to gamble in the stock market ...

Terrible Feature Of The Housing Bubble Makes A Comeback

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.17.2014 | Business

If you missed out on the housing bubble and the chance to gamble away your financial future, fear not: Banks are giving you a chance to get in on that...

The Limits of the Fed and the Right to a Job

Aaron Pacitti | Posted 02.28.2014 | Politics
Aaron Pacitti

For the past 35 years economic policy has abandoned its responsibility to create full employment. The group of economists that occupy dominant positions of power no longer seriously consider and fail to promote policies that will provide jobs to the unemployed.

Student Loans: The Home Mortgage Crisis Redux

Andrew Woodman | Posted 02.20.2014 | Business
Andrew Woodman

This has all the makings of a bubble and when it bursts, it will hobble students' ability to borrow for college. Reforms are needed, but there is very little political will and talk of bubbles never penetrates those inside the bubble.

Heart Attacks, Depression and Suicide: The Toxic Fallout From the Foreclosure Epidemic and a Prevention Strategy That Just Might Work

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 03.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

I worked for 30 years as a cardiologist in Richmond, and I have always seen the city's problems through the health lens. What can a focus on health teach us about Richmond's foreclosure crisis? What is the impact on the health of families and neighborhoods?

Zach Carter

Matt Taibbi: 'Deceptive' Subprime Lending Is Reason For The Financial Collapse | Zach Carter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Bankers weren't the villains of the 2008 financial crisis: they were victims of Washington's foolish affordable housing fixation. Or at least that'...

Trouble Brewing Again

Reuters | Posted 01.26.2014 | Business

By Peter Rudegeair Nov 26 (Reuters) - U.S. borrowers are increasingly missing payments on home equity lines of credit ...

Is the Housing Boom in Phoenix Creating Another Bubble?

Anita Verma-Lallian | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Anita Verma-Lallian

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!

Home Prices Simmering, Not Bubbling

Jed Kolko | Posted 01.23.2014 | 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...

Credit Crisis: Five Years Past or Five More in the Making

Michael Pento | Posted 11.17.2013 | Business
Michael Pento

Wall Street is now reflecting upon the fifth anniversary of the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy. In fact, most are celebrating the belief that the complete collapse of the American economy was avoided. However, it is much more accurate that the Great Recession was only temporarily mollified.

Execs Responsible For Mortgage Crisis Are Back In Business

Center for Public Integrity | Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.11.2013 | Business

Andy Pollock rode the last subprime mortgage wave to the top then got out as the industry collapsed and took the U.S. economy with it. Today, he’s b...

Fed Taper Talk Bursts Bubble

Dean Baker | Posted 11.03.2013 | Business
Dean Baker

The long and short is that the Fed did a really nice job in preemptively bursting a housing bubble before it grew large enough to do much damage. This may not have been its intention, but they deserve praise nonetheless.

Millions Head Back to College This Week -- Why?

James Marshall Reilly | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics
James Marshall Reilly

College, like home ownership, used to make universal economic sense. Now both housing and higher education look like relatively bad investments, at least for a segment of the population.

New Homes Bigger Than EVER

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 08.27.2013 | Business

The housing bubble is back, baby! At least for the rich, anyway -- another sign of how Fed policies have most directly helped the wealthy by pumping u...

Obama Returning To Arizona To Tout Housing Recovery

Reuters | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics

* Obama to speak about housing's rebound in Arizona * Speech returns to themes of address given in 2009 * Arizona typica...

Big Bank Reaches Deal To Settle Sketchy Allegations

Reuters | Posted 09.25.2013 | Business

* UBS paying $415 mln to Fannie Mae; $470 mln to Freddie Mac * Settlement raises concerns over exposure of other banks *...

CAUTION: Even as Home Affordability Remains High, Housing Bubble Concerns Emerge

Dr. Stan Humphries | Posted 09.22.2013 | Business
Dr. Stan Humphries

We're entering year two of the housing recovery, and things so far have gone very well. But the next few years will not look like the last one.

These Cities Are At Risk Of A Housing Bubble

Reuters | Tim Reid | Posted 08.27.2013 | Business

By Tim Reid June 27 (Reuters) - Dramatic home price gains in some of America's largest cities point to a potentially new housing bubb...

Is This The Beginning Of The End For Fannie And Freddie?

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 06.26.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of senators on Tuesday proposed an overhaul to the housing finance system that would gradually eliminate Fannie Mae a...

Mark Gongloff

As Housing Market 'Soars,' The Smart Money Heads For The Exits | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.31.2013 | Business

Here is something sad about financial markets: By the time ordinary investors notice a market is rising, it is often too late: Smart money heads for t...

Why Haven't Any of the Sub-Prime "Criminals" Been Jailed?

Jack M. Guttentag | Posted 07.28.2013 | Business
Jack M. Guttentag

I think that the most obvious answer is the correct one: the authorities were not able to find sufficient evidence of criminal behavior in any of the cases they investigated, and they investigated many, because there weren't any to be found.