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The Practical Impact of Declining Home Prices

Today, CNN reported that home prices reached their lowest point in more than 10 years. According to the National Association of Realtors, the median U.S. home price fell from $219,000 in 2007 to $154,700 as of January 2012. While this … Continue reading

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Catching a Falling Knife: The Hazards of California Real Estate

When I returned to the San Francisco Bay Area in July 2006, real estate prices were absurd. At the time, I had also saddled myself with a massive amount of school loans. That said, no-doc loans were all the rage, … Continue reading

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Are Housing Prices Cheap?

Back in 2005, The Economist published a very insightful analysis that examined the ratio of house prices to rent. The Economist concluded at the time that the ratio was out of whack, and that the housing market was, therefore, in … Continue reading

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