Tag Archive for: Real Estate

If the Stock Market Crashes, What Happens to the Real Estate and Mortgage Industries?

“I hope the stock market continues to boom because that means more money for down payments, a willingness to buy no matter what, and more appraisals for me…” I have a friend in the SF Bay Area who has been appraising for almost 40 years, and he made the above observation to me last week.Read More

A Guide to Buying a Home in Oregon

Buying your first home is a significant milestone, and Oregon is a fantastic place to achieve this dream. As a first-time home buyer in Oregon, it's essential to understand the local real estate market, mortgage rates, and available assistance programs.Read More

Fed Ready To Cut; Rates Fall & Stocks Shoot Higher; BUT – Why Is This NOT 2007? “This Time’s Different…”

Fed Chair Powell informed the world yesterday that the Fed is ready to “pivot” even before a core inflation reading (PCE) hits their desired 2%. And, this was after a lower-than-expected inflation report (Producer Price Index) was released. As a result, both stocks and bonds performed well, reminding us again that SOMEBODY WILL PROBABLY BE VERY WRONG. Stocks go up on the prospect of a strong economy and higher profits. Bond prices, however, go up on the prospect of lower inflation and a weaker economy. Is it possible that this time is different and that rates will fall and the economy will surge as a result? Not likely.Read More

NAR Lawsuit via Jason Hartman

Jason Hartman is an extremely successful real estate investor and YouTube commentator, and he weighed in on the NAR collusion/cartel lawsuit last week with some very interesting comments. Here is his entire 42-minute video Devastating NAR Real Estate Class Action Lawsuit! and I recommend it in full (at 2x speed of course). But, here are a few takeaways.Read More

The Tennessee Real Estate Investor’s Guide to DSCR Loans

Allow us to guide you through the real estate nuances in Tennessee's prime locales, ensuring your DSCR loan aligns perfectly with your financial goals.Read More

What’s Ahead? U.S. Housing Market Predictions for 2024

The real estate housing market has always been a focal point of discussion, especially as we transition from the unpredictable waves of 2023 to the looming horizon of 2024. Despite a dramatic increase in interest rates, the past year has seen a dramatic escalation in home prices in most markets, spurred by a significant demand-supply imbalance. Read More

Will Housing Prices Drop In 2024?

RFK says that 3 giant corporations (BlackRock, Vanguard and State Street) will own 60% of America’s single-family homes by 2030, if they continue their buying trajectory. So, that huge amount of demand would be bullish for housing prices – despite the repercussions. BUT – the housing bears have been claiming for months that these same firms are going to start dumping all of their inventory, and thus crash the market. So – which is it? Excess demand from all the buying, or excess supply from all the selling? This is just a reminder that nobody actually has a clue what will happen over the long term – or even in 2024. I am, however, going to briefly set out the bullish and bearish arguments – and explain why I remain bullish.Read More

The Death of Airbnb – What It Means For Housing

Heejin dodged two bullets though: (1) she avoided the Airbnb meltdown altogether – as bookings have dropped massively everywhere; and (2) she sold all the homes at huge profits right before rates shot up and the markets we were in softened.Read More

17 Huge Reasons for Optimism; Inflation Here to Stay; Rates Won’t Fall! Boy, Was I WRONG!

I have been blogging over and over about the likelihood of a disinflation, deflation and/or a bad recession for over a year now.  My blogs are based on the opinions […]Read More

Why Major Inflation Is Inevitable – At Some Point (What To Do About It)

The world is facing massive energy and commodity shortages due to a lack of investment over the last several decades, and it will take decades more to replenish supplies and/or to find alternatives.Read More

Why The Fed Desperately Wants to TANK the Housing Market!

One of my favorite macro pundits, Alfonso Peccatiello (former $20 billion fund manager who goes by “Alf”) recently tweeted this: “The biggest group of consumers in the US owns houses, […]Read More

When ALL Assets Are Crashing – Make Sure There Is A “There There”

Pets.com famously spent $46 on advertising for every $10 in sales and flamed out in one of the most famous dotcom busts. The model was flawed from the start, and in hindsight it seems obvious that they could never generate profits – but investors bought up the stock by the bushel anyway.Read More

Why Housing Prices Will Double In 6 Years; No Bubble Here…Part 37

Interestingly, Barry Habib (MBS Highway Founder), Ken McElroy (famous real estate investor), and some dude on Reddit all recently made the case for much higher housing prices – DESPITE HIGHER […]Read More

Why The NASDAQ Impacts Homebuying So Much

After the 2008 meltdown, a borrower told me how sad she and her husband were because they lost $250,000. They bought their home in the 1990s for $300,000 and watched it appreciate to $1 million by 2006ish. Interestingly, they pulled cash out every 18 months to buy boats, jet skis, new cars, and vacations.Read More