Author Archives: Luke Ford

About Luke Ford

Raised a Seventh-Day Adventist at Avondale College in Australia, Luke Ford moved to California in 1977. He graduated from Placer High School in 1984, reported the news at KAHI/KHYL radio for three years, attended Sierra College and UCLA, was largely bedridden by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for six years, and converted to Judaism in 1993. From 1997-2007, Luke made his living from blogging. Living by Beverly Hills (Alexander90210.com), he now teaches the Alexander Technique (moving the way the body likes to move). Lessons cost $100 each and last about 45 minutes. In 2011, Luke completed a three-year teaching course at the Alexander Training Institute of Los Angeles. His personal Alexander Technique website is Alexander90210.com. Luke is the author of five books, including: » The Producers: Profiles in Frustration » Yesterday’s News Tomorrow: Inside American Jewish Journalism

Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act

On January 1, 2013, Congress extended the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act, or MFDRA, as part of a tax bill designed to address the so-called “fiscal cliff.” First introduced back in 2007, the MFDRA was supposed to expire on December … Continue reading

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Mortgages and design, how to manage your first property development project

Managing one’s first property development project can be a real challenge, especially since few industries have seen as much instability and uncertainty during the current economic climate. With property values on the decline, is there any good news for people … Continue reading

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Mortgage Interest Rate Deduction Under Threat

As politicians look for more government revenue, it’s likely that they will curtail the mortgage interest rate deduction. The American housing market is making a slow and erratic recovery. It’s picking up steam in coastal California, while inland California remains … Continue reading

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How Did We Get Into This Housing Mess?

George Gilder told Dennis Prager yesterday: “We have capital flight from the United States and human capital flight…moving to more attractive investment environments. This is the wrong time to go over the fiscal cliff in January, rescinding President Bush’s good … Continue reading

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Two Political Conventions Ignore Housing Policy

The Democrats have demonstrated a more activist housing program than the Republicans. They want more government involvement. They want more government subsidies. They want more government direction of the free market. But both parties have been sobered by the housing … Continue reading

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A guide to landlord mortgages

In light of the problematic nature of the current financial climate, many investors are looking for alternative ways in which to make their capital work for them in raising extra income. Interest rates and returns on cash investments are not … Continue reading

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Considering mortgages for investment property

Having a second property for investment purposes can have many benefits. Short term, investment properties can provide a good source of regular income, as they can be let to tenants for rent. Over time, this rent can be used to … Continue reading

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Why Do Liberals Hate George Bailey?

“Prager H2: Dennis talks to his good friend and fellow talk show host, Mike Gallagher. His new book is 50 Things Liberals Love to Hate.” Dennis: “Why do liberals hate George Bailey, the lead character in It’s A Wonderful Life? … Continue reading

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Obama’s Pioneering Role In The Subprime Bubble

When he was a community activist and a lawyer in 1995, Barack Obama led a discrimination lawsuit against Citibank that secured subprime mortgages for 186 African-Americans in Chicago. The Daily Caller reports that as few as 19 of these 186 … Continue reading

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Million Dollar Home Sales Surge

California’s most expensive homes have been the least affected of the Golden State’s real estate crisis. From the LAT: Million-dollar-or-more home sales statewide surged in the second quarter to the highest level since the third quarter of 2007 as the … Continue reading

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