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    Home Prices: Downhill From Here

    Why lower prices will be good for those who have prepared for them
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, September 13, 2019, 4:31 PM

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    As we look into the future, we see a high risk of the world money supply increasing further. Or put in layman’s terms, your money being devalued by rampant inflation.

    But odds are high we won’t simply ride up the inflation curve in a straight line from here.

    Deflationary corrections, perhaps severe ones, will punctuate the process. And when they do, windows of very attractive investment opportunities will open.

    Take real estate; which appears to entering the start of a correction now.

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    Fun With Numbers

    How to value & finance real estate property
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, April 4, 2019, 12:45 PM

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    If you've not been watching our Real Estate investing webinar series, you're missing out on a wealth of learning.

    Our last episode, Episode #3, received rave reviews. It was a 2-hour romp through the math involved in valuing real estate property. Russell Gray does an excellent job de-mystifying the numbers for newbies and the math-phobic, walking through the calculations and showing how virtually anyone can derive empirical answers to questions like:

    • What's a fair value for this property? Is it under/overvalued?
    • What's my expected return if I purchase this property?
    • What are the investments can I make that will have the biggest impact on increasing my equity? Or my income?

    Don't forget to register for our upcoming Episode #4, in which Russ will build on his earlier material, explaining how to secure capital for investment property, how leverage can be used (prudently, not recklessly) to increase your returns, and what tax implications (and often benefits) to expect.

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    Watch Episode #1 Of Our Real Estate Investing Series

    The case for investing for safety & profit
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, February 11, 2019, 7:45 AM

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    Yesterday, we aired the first live episode of our webinar series on Real Estate Investing.

    This first episode, making the case for real estate as an investment vehicle for building wealth and inflation-adjusting income, is free to all. 

    Here's the replay video, if you didn't have the chance to watch the event live

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    How Much Longer Can Our Unaffordable Housing Prices Last?

    Spoiler alert: not much
    by charleshughsmith

    Friday, October 9, 2015, 9:12 PM

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    Markets discover price via supply and demand: Big demand + limited supply = rising prices. Abundant supply + sagging demand = declining prices.

    Eventually, prices rise to a level that is unaffordable to the majority of potential buyers, with demand coming only from the wealthy. That’s the story of housing in New York City, the San Francisco Bay Area and other desirable locales that are currently magnets for global capital.

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    How The Federal Reserve Is Purposely Attacking Savers

    But bungling badly as it does
    by Chris Martenson

    Monday, October 20, 2014, 4:36 PM

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    There's something we 'regular' citizens wrestle with that the elites never seem to: a sense of moral duty.

    In a perfect world, we would honor our debts and obligations, every one of us. But the world is an imperfect place ,and moral obligation is something that almost never enters into the decision matrix of our society's richest. Or the banking industry.

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    The US Housing Market’s Darkening Data

    Get ready for the return of declining home prices
    by Brian Pretti

    Tuesday, June 3, 2014, 5:15 AM

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    The more we look at today's data, the more it looks like that we are in a new type of pricing cycle — one that homeowners and housing investors have no prior experience with.

    And the more we learn about the fundamentals underlying the current cycle, the harder it becomes to justify today's home prices on any sustained level. Meaning a downward reversion in home values is very probable in the coming years.

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    The Fed Matters Much Less Than You Think

    It can't control the real economy
    by charleshughsmith

    Thursday, August 1, 2013, 5:18 AM

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    This lemming-like belief in the power of the Federal Reserve generates its own psychological force field, of course; the actual power of the Fed is superseded by the belief in its power. We can thus anticipate widespread disbelief at the discovery that the Fed is either irrelevant or an impediment to the non-asset-bubble parts of the economy.

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    Housing Prices Are Being Dangerously Distorted By Big Institutional Money

    Do we really want to live through Housing Bubble 2.0?
    by Adam Taggart

    Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 2:27 PM

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    The airwaves are full of stories of economic recovery. One trumpeted recently has been the rapid recovery in housing, at least as measured in prices.

    The problem is: a good portion of the rebound in house prices in many markets has less to do with renewed optimism, new jobs, and rising wages, and more to do with big money investors fueled by the ultra-cheap money policies of the Fed.

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    Housing Prices Are Being Dangerously Distorted by Big Institutional Money

    Do we really want to live through Housing Bubble 2.0?
    by Chris Martenson

    Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 2:20 PM

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    The airwaves are full of stories of economic recovery. One trumpeted recently has been the rapid recovery in housing, at least as measured in prices.

    The problem is, a good portion of the rebound in house prices in many markets has less to do with renewed optimism, new jobs, and rising wages, and more to do with big money investors fueled by the ultra-cheap money policies of the Fed.

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    The Unsafe Foundation of Our Housing ‘Recovery’

    Overdependence on subsidies, debt, and unfounded optimism
    by charleshughsmith

    Monday, February 25, 2013, 9:55 PM

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    What could go wrong with the housing 'recovery' in 2013?

    To answer this question, we need to understand that housing is the key component in household wealth. And, that Central Planning policies are aimed at creating a resurgent “wealth effect,” as follows: When people perceive their wealth as rising, they tend to borrow and spend more freely. This is a major goal of U.S. Central Planning.

    Another key goal of Central Planning is to strengthen the balance sheets of banks and households. And the broadest way to accomplish this is to boost the value of housing. This then adds collateral to banks holding mortgages and increases the equity of homeowners.

    Some analysts have noted that housing construction and renovation has declined to a modest percentage of the gross domestic product (GDP). This perspective understates the importance of the family house as the largest asset for most households and housing’s critical role as collateral in the banking system.

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