Feds Spend More on Housing

By Kevin Chiu Driven by lobbyists, the U.S. government spent more on housing related grants and tax expenditures than energy, transportation and non-profit organizations combined in 2009 despite the collapse of the real estate market, according to a study conducted by the Pew charitable trust research project. The federal government spent about $244 billion on… Continue reading Feds Spend More on Housing

Advantages to Hosting Big Sports, World’s Fair Size Events

By Mike Colpitts Major sporting events and other big attractions that gain media attention like the World’s Fair and the Olympics pay-off big dividends for cities that host the venues. Big events also boost communitie’s real estate markets. European cities are competing for major entertainment and sporting events to expedite real estate development and investment… Continue reading Advantages to Hosting Big Sports, World’s Fair Size Events

Secrets of a Countrywide Insider

For nearly four years Willie Pena worked as a home loan consultant for Countrywide Home Loans in Seattle, Washington from late 2003 until mid-2007 where he sold loans to home buyers in the harrowing days of the real estate boom. Like many consultants Countrywide hired, Pena had no experience in the field until being hired… Continue reading Secrets of a Countrywide Insider