Tag Archives: Real estate

Blue Sky or Head in the Clouds? Home Ownership Dreamin’

What has the residential real estate crash taught us? The survey says: NOT MUCH! Fannie Mae published a study on the attitudes about home ownership and we haven’t learned much from the experience.  What about my fellow residents of the … Continue reading

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Housing Takes an Uppercut! Will it get off the Canvas this Time?

Is the residential real estate market taking a knockout blow? WSJ.com reported that borrowing conditions have tightened at this stage of the real estate cycle.  Economists are worried that the housing market might turn down again because of tight borrowing … Continue reading

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What is the Future of Borrowing Money?

So what does the future look like for borrowers big and small? The credit crisis that began in 2007 with sub-prime mortgage defaults and moved to commercial loans in the fall of 2008 with the demise of Lehman Brothers has … Continue reading

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Ten Reasons to Pass on a New Mortgage

The last post looked at some common beliefs about mortgages.  This week I read a great article by Brett Arends’ in the Wall Street Journal, 10 Reasons to Buy a Home, that fits nicely into our series on home ownership and … Continue reading

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Operation Mortgage Freedom or Prisoner of Myth? The Soldier Dollar Wars

We all want the truth when it comes to financing our home, right?  What is truth?  This is part three of a series on housing and mortgages.  The last two posts covered some common beliefs about home ownership: September 8, … Continue reading

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Do you Live in a Dead Real Estate “Investment”? Reduce your Financial Crypt Quotient!

Common Belief:  My primary residence is a real estate investment. You want a great return on all your investments, right?  In this post you’ll learn that a homeowner consumes shelter and does not own a real estate investment. What does … Continue reading

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