Archive for March, 2011


#17 – Market Predictions for Los Angeles, CA from the American Monetary Association

Los Angeles, CA: -17.5% Return on investment (2011) Los Angeles is a market segment area that is in serious distress, and is likely to experience continued difficulties before a recovery is in sight.  The state of California is currently in the midst of a far-reaching budget crisis that is likely to result in dramatic cuts […]

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Why You Should Buy The "Worst" Housing Market Ever

Maybe it's the worst housing market ever. Maybe it's not. That particular argument is not even worth the breath it takes to engage in it. Who cares if it's the worst or second worst or only in the top ten? What matters is it's a bad housing market. Very, very bad if you're a builder […]

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#16 – Market Predictions for Las Vegas, NV from the American Monetary Association

Las Vegas, NV: -7.9% Return on Investment (2011) The Las Vegas market is very similar to Miami, due to the intense over-building of high-rise condominiums in both markets.  The markets also share a similarity of value trajectories for single-family homes and high-rise units.  The overall market value contractions in Las Vegas are being driven by  […]

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#15 – Market Predictions for Kansas City, MO from the American Monetary Association

Kansas City, MO: 15.4% Return on Investment (2011) Kansas City experienced a prolonged period of steady value appreciation up until its value peak in 2006, and only a minor correction afterward.  The 2008 financial crisis only impacted Kansas City modestly, as its values had already contracted.  The subsequent years saw moderate price volatility that appears […]

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Gold and Silver Coins Legal Tender in Utah – Almost

For a long time now, the American Monetary Association has been proclaiming that the current fiat currency used in the United States (and around the world as well) is going to be the undoing of the global economy on a scale never before imagined. Well, it seems that maybe, just maybe, the worm is beginning […]

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#14 – Market Predictions for Indianapolis, IN from the American Monetary Association

Indianapolis, IN: 32.0% Return on Investment (2011) Indianapolis has experienced repeated value fluctuations in 2009, resulting from the release of foreclosures into the housing inventory.  When foreclosures were introduced into the market, they suppressed values and spurred capital inflows from owners and investors, which triggered the introduction of more foreclosed properties to capitalize on the […]

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#13 – Market Predictions for Houston, TX from the American Monetary Association

Houston, TX: 19.1% Return on Investment (2011) Houston differs from many other markets in that its values were severely depressed during the 1990’s, because of low energy prices.  This led to a significant degree of value appreciation from 2000 through 2007, but a moderate contraction after the financial crisis that temporarily stabilized when the government […]

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#12 – Market Predictions for Detroit, MI from the American Monetary Association

Detroit, MI: 9.7% Return on Investment (2011) Detroit is one of the most widely publicized toxic markets in the United States.  Extensive financial difficulty with the auto manufacturers has crippled the primary employment base in Detroit, and plunged the market into free fall.  This is compounded by burdensome taxes and regulations from the government and […]

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#11 – Market Predictions for Denver, CO from the American Monetary Association

Denver, CO: 13.1% Return on Investment (2011) The Denver area has been a historically stable real estate market for both owners and investors.  Market values experienced a downward correction following the financial crisis of 2008, showed signs of stabilization as 2009 transpired, but that stabilization was short-lived, as the market experienced volatility moving out of […]

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Obama Aims to Get the Government Out of the Housing Industry

Apparently the Bailout-Provider-in-Chief feels like he got his political fingers singed over the past two years with the recession/foreclosure crisis. Yes, the highly anticipated “white paper” has been released by the federal government. A paper which promises to fix “fundamental flaws” in the mortgage market and reduce the governmental role in the housing industry. And […]

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