SEC Busts Wall Street Firm in Real Estate Collapse

Under new leadership the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged a Wall Street firm and three affiliated companies with fraudulently managing investments tied to the real estate collapse. The investments were marketed as a way to raise income to insure home mortgages in the risky days before the U.S. economy nearly collapsed. The asset manager… Continue reading SEC Busts Wall Street Firm in Real Estate Collapse

Answer: Saving the Real Estate Market

There are no perfect choices as President Barack Obama sits down with his financial advisors to talk over just what they’ll do next in the housing mess. Some choices are just better than others. Wall Street greed and bankers blunders got us to this point with the economy, and straightening out the mess is like… Continue reading Answer: Saving the Real Estate Market

Markets on the Mend in Time for Christmas

By Kevin Chiu It’s the season of comfort and joy, Christmas trees and Santa Claus flying down the chimney. All of us wish for World Peace. We hope for a New Year that will be better than 2009 when the World’s financial system nearly blew up on Wall Street. In the face of all the… Continue reading Markets on the Mend in Time for Christmas

Pop Goes the Housing Market

By John Hines Economist Bankers won’t tell you, but bankers are almost always motivated home sellers. They don’t become bankers to be landlords. The U.S. mortgage market is worth $10-billion in profits each year, and the people who peddle money like a pharmacist dispenses pills can make a lot more money making loans. The direction… Continue reading Pop Goes the Housing Market

American Casino Getting Rave Reviews

By Mike Colpitts American home buyers didn’t have a clue they were buying mortgages from bankers and mortgage companies that were like mad gamblers at the crap table during the real estate boom. As the tables turn with tens of thousands of homeowners filing lawsuits against bankers for defrauding them, the first motion picture to… Continue reading American Casino Getting Rave Reviews

Groups of Investors Buying Up Foreclosures

By Kevin Chiu Groups of investors are pooling their money to buy large bulk inventories of foreclosures in hopes of making a financial killing. The purchases of mainly single family homes comprise the largest sector of buyers in the housing market these days, according to a study by Housing Predictor. The findings were determined after… Continue reading Groups of Investors Buying Up Foreclosures

U.S. Real Estate Market Rebound

Recovery Forecast Not Until 2011 The U.S. real estate market will take at least three years to recover from its massive slump and it wonÂ’t fully rebound from the mortgage mess until at least some time in 2011, Housing Predictor forecasts. Housing Predictor analysts forecast the overall U.S. economy will suffer from a recession as… Continue reading U.S. Real Estate Market Rebound

Foreclosures Increasing on Home Equity Losses

Home equity losses are increasing the number of foreclosures as millions of Americans are becoming upside down in their houses, and more are joining the ranks daily. Being upside down in your house can be a nightmare. More homeowners are finding themselves in this precarious position, and by growing numbers homeowners are walking away from… Continue reading Foreclosures Increasing on Home Equity Losses

National Real Estate Prices Forecast to Deflate Further

Scrambling to find a bottom, the U.S. real estate market is falling further and further in most areas of the country. Home prices nationally will deflate an average of more than 8% in 2008, according to the Housing Predictor forecast. The real estate crisis, triggered by an over supply of new creative financing programs and… Continue reading National Real Estate Prices Forecast to Deflate Further