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Should You Buy Or Rent?

Rents have doubled as a ratio of home prices over the past couple of years in places such as the San Francisco Bay Area. Home prices are expected to drop another 5% in 2011 while rents will climb about 5%. … Continue reading

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What Housing Auctions Tells Us About Our Economy

The housing market has stabilized, right? Prices are even going up in some places? David Leonhardt writes for the New York Times: In 2006 and early 2007, the official housing statistics were still showing that house prices were holding up. … Continue reading

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How’s Wall Street Reacting To The Credit Mess?

Bad leveraged investments in subprime loans led to the current mortgage crisis. How’s Wall Street reacting? By going conservative. Companies are holding cash. Those with high-risk real estate investment portfolios are in trouble. David Leonhardt writes: A recession could cause … Continue reading

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Understanding The Credit Crisis

David Leonhardt from the New York Times writes that if you don’t understand the subprime meltdown and the accompanying credit crisis you are not alone. Yes, it has been going on for seven months. But why? What’s the scoop? David … Continue reading

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