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Shiller explains why owner-occupied housing is a poor investment (ochousingnews.com)
by golfplan18 in #housing on 7 Feb 2013  127 comments, latest 4 months ago
http://ochousingnews.com/news/ Despite the fact that house prices crashed, wiped out millions of loanowners, and wiped out the illusory equity of an entire generation, people persist in believing owner-occupied housing is...

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Did Obama reverse 100 years of housing policy by saying nothing? (ochousingnews.com)
by golfplan18 in #politics on 23 Jan 2015  Posted 3 years ago
http://ochousingnews.com/blog/ The US needs to rethink it’s policies toward home ownership and housing subsidies. Some are suggesting Obama’s silence signals a radical change. Source: http://ochousingnews.com/blog/

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Why do homebuilders consume so much optimistic bullshit? - OC Housing News (ochousingnews.com)
by golfplan18 in #housing on 22 Jan 2015  1 comment, latest 3 years ago
http://ochousingnews.com/blog/ Homebuilders believe the feel-good nonsense printed in trade journals and industry media outlets and often rely on this information to make bad decisions. Source: http://ochousingnews.com/blog/

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Mortgage insurance companies sue former homeowners - OC Housing News (ochousingnews.com)
by golfplan18 in #housing on 21 Jan 2015  1 comment, latest 3 years ago
http://ochousingnews.com/blog/ Mortgage insurers have the right to collect from former homeowner on losses the mortgage insurer incurred in a foreclosure. Source: http://ochousingnews.com/blog/

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Has the OC Housing market peaked for this cycle? - OC Housing News (ochousingnews.com)
by golfplan18 in #housing on 20 Jan 2015  Posted 3 years ago
http://ochousingnews.com/blog/ The OC housing market faces a potential price decline caused by of rising mortgage rates and an influx of must-sell inventory from Chinese buyers. Source: http://ochousingnews.com/blog/

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Bullish on economy, cautious on housing - OC Housing News (ochousingnews.com)
by golfplan18 in #housing on 19 Jan 2015  Posted 3 years ago
http://ochousingnews.com/blog/ 2015 will finally be the year the economy recovers to near full strength. The only weak point will the ongoing slow growth in housing. Source: http://ochousingnews.com/blog/

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It costs too much to live in California - OC Housing News (ochousingnews.com)
by golfplan18 in #housing on 9 Jan 2015  10 comments, latest 3 years ago
http://ochousingnews.com/blog/ The cost of living in California is so high many lower-income people are leaving the state. Source: http://ochousingnews.com/blog/

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Lingering debt from the housing bust weakened the economy - OC Housing News (ochousingnews.com)
by golfplan18 in #housing on 16 Jan 2015  Posted 3 years ago
http://ochousingnews.com/blog/ Excessive debt created during the housing bubble is preserved on banker’s and homeowner’s balance sheets providing a deflationary overhang to the US economy. Source: http://ochousingnews.com/blog/

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Wealthy Russians dump high-end US real estate - OC Housing News (ochousingnews.com)
by golfplan18 in #housing on 15 Jan 2015  5 comments, latest 3 years ago
http://ochousingnews.com/blog/ As foreign investors need cash to solve domestic problems, they often dump real estate investments in prime US housing markets. Source: http://ochousingnews.com/blog/

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Super Liens disrupt lender can-kicking bad mortgage loans (ochousingnews.com)
by golfplan18 in #housing on 14 Jan 2015  Posted 3 years ago
http://ochousingnews.com/blog/ Lenders avoid foreclosure to avoid recognizing losses on their bad loans. The new super priority liens threaten lender’s ability to kick the can. Source: http://ochousingnews.com/blog/

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Affordable housing subsidies are grossly unfair - OC Housing News (ochousingnews.com)
by golfplan18 in #housing on 13 Jan 2015  Posted 3 years ago
http://ochousingnews.com/blog/ Subsidies for affordable housing elevates many low wage earners into home ownership at the detriment of someone who makes more money. Source: http://ochousingnews.com/blog/

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Will the latest loan innovation destabilize the housing market? - OC Housing New (ochousingnews.com)
by golfplan18 in #housing on 12 Jan 2015  Posted 3 years ago
http://ochousingnews.com/blog/ The 15-year amortizing mortgage holds the promise of increased equity and sustainable ownership for low-income borrowers, assuming they can finance enough to buy a house. Source: http://ochousingnews.com/blog/

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Speculative business investment opportunity with large cash returns (ochousingnews.com)
by golfplan18 in #housing on 11 Jan 2015  1 comment, latest 3 years ago
http://ochousingnews.com/blog/ $3,000 minimum investment, $150,000 maximum investment, 25% anticipated cash returns, three to five year holding period, potential risk of 100% loss. Source: http://ochousingnews.com/blog/

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Lowering FHA insurance fees will spur the housing market - OC Housing News (ochousingnews.com)
by golfplan18 in #housing on 8 Jan 2015  3 comments, latest 3 years ago
http://ochousingnews.com/blog/ Reduced borrowing costs increases the size of the buyer pool by pricing in marginal buyers thus stimulating demand. Source: http://ochousingnews.com/blog/

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Bold California housing market predictions for 2015 - OC Housing News (ochousingnews.com)
by golfplan18 in #housing on 7 Jan 2015  Posted 3 years ago
http://ochousingnews.com/blog/ The housing market will flourish or flounder depending on mortgage interest rates. Source: http://ochousingnews.com/blog/

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The inescapable math of higher mortgage rates - OC Housing News (ochousingnews.com)
by golfplan18 in #housing on 6 Jan 2015  Posted 3 years ago
http://ochousingnews.com/blog/ Higher mortgage rates lower the amounts borrowers can finance; thus rising rates and rising home prices are unlikely in 2015. Source: http://ochousingnews.com/blog/

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Affordability will be the major housing market issue of 2015 - OC Housing News (ochousingnews.com)
by golfplan18 in #housing on 5 Jan 2015  Posted 3 years ago
http://ochousingnews.com/blog/ Home price affordability will be the biggest issue in housing in 2015, particularly if mortgage interest rates rise. Source: http://ochousingnews.com/blog/

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Learn from the pros, case studies from real life real estate series (ochousingnews.com)
by golfplan18 in #housing on 4 Jan 2015  1 comment, latest 3 years ago
http://ochousingnews.com/blog/ Lessons on buying and selling real estate from a top producer over the last six years. The wrong financing, wrong agent, wrong advisor cost this investor thousands by Shevy...

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Ten ways to protect taxpayers against Ponzis - OC Housing News (ochousingnews.com)
by golfplan18 in #housing on 1 Jan 2015  1 comment, latest 3 years ago
http://ochousingnews.com/blog/ How do we taxpayers protect ourselves against Ponzi mortgage theft? Source: http://ochousingnews.com/blog/

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Foreclosure prevention efforts weaken the housing market - OC Housing News (ochousingnews.com)
by golfplan18 in #housing on 31 Dec 2014  Posted 3 years ago
http://ochousingnews.com/blog/ In the short term, foreclosure prevention laws drive up prices by restricting inventory; however, over the long term these laws drive up lending costs, making houses more costly to...
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