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Home Prices Are Back At Housing Bubble Levels — considertheconsumer

Home prices have returned to the lofty levels they reached 10 years ago, just before the market crashed in a wave of foreclosures. But today’s housing market is very different from the one in 2006, according to Danielle Hale, chief economist at realtor.com. In 2006, the housing market was fueled by plentiful mortgage money and lenient…

via Home Prices Are Back At Housing Bubble Levels — considertheconsumer

This article is incorrect in my opinion as sub-prime mortgages and low documentation loans are making a comeback. It is only a matter of time until the current housing bubble bursts.

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New home buying scam targets downpayments and closing fees

Buying a home can be a stressful, nerve-wracking experience under the best of circumstances. If you’re nearing closing on a new home, don’t let that stress make you vulnerable a dangerous new home buying scam. There have been numerous incidents across the country in recent months in which a hacker impersonates a real estate agent…

via Home Buying Scam Targets Downpayments and Closing Fees — considertheconsumer

The Housing Bubble is about to pop

“This isn’t your father’s housing and mortgage market- Mark Hanson, Real Estate Analyst https://www.mhanson.com/ In 2007 the largest housing bubble in American history was inflating and literally popped overnight. The Mainstream media would prefer that you focus on the DC Circus Show than on the Case-Shiller charts that indicate that 2017 looks eerily familiar. In […]

via Housing Bubble II: Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble — Livinglies’s Weblog

The Habitat for Humanity Scam – Disguised as a charity.

That is outrageous that Habitat for Humanity would take advantage of low income people like this. Like most people I had no idea that this was going on. Thank you very much for sharing.

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It’s been a awhile since i posted anything, mainly because I was busy and as real life has a habit of doing, forces you to deal with it.  While I was dealing with life, I had spoken with a neighbor who asked that I sit in with a group of neighbors on the street to hear their story.   The people involved are homeowners who received their homes via Habitat for Humanity.

I’ve always thought of Habitat for Humanity as a good charity who helps people get a home, that they otherwise wouldn’t get.  And that was as a far I as I saw it.   I never went through the process they have, and didn’t dig much into how they operate. I assumed like most that this charity was good and my thoughts never went past that.

So I went and sat with the ten families on my street who…

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Almost 40 millions of Americans live in housing they cannot afford

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/07/13/harvard-study-heres-how-many-americans-cant-afford-housing.html Ester Bloom Thursday, 13 Jul 2017 | 9:22 AM ET Harvard study: Almost 40 million Americans can’t afford to pay for housing According to new research by Harvard University, almost 40 million Americans “live in housing they cannot afford.” Homeownership has gone down and rental prices keep going up, meaning that millions of residents […]

via A shocking number of Americans live in housing they can’t afford, according to Harvard study — Livinglies’s Weblog

Subprime mortgages are making a comeback

Apparently the biggest banks in the US didn’t learn their lesson the first time around… Because a few days ago, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, and many of the usual suspects made a stunning announcement that they would start making crappy subprime loans once again! I’m sure you remember how this all blew up back […]

via The Subprime Mortgage Is Back: It’s 2008 All Over Again! — Easy Money

This is very bad news for the economy as this will make the real estate bubble grow even larger and guarantees that the next real estate crash will be several orders of magnitude worse than the last one.

 

Foreclosures lead to profits for house flippers

http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/41151-foreclosures-lead-to-flippers-profits The United States has entered a new phase of residential foreclosure. The basic narrative is shocking: House-flippers are being allowed to push troubled homeowners out of their houses. As a neighbor of mine said, succinctly, “It’s cheaper for them.” In an ugly way, house flipping is a sweet deal in any area where the […]

via Foreclosures Lead to Flippers’ Profits — Livinglies’s Weblog

That is outrageous that anyone that has a direct pecuniary interest in foreclosing on a homeowner would ever be allowed to become a substitute trustee.  This practice needs to stop now.

 

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