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Lopsided Housing Rebound Leaves Millions of People Out in the Cold

Homeownership rate continues to decline as credit issues, student loans and high prices lead more to rentThe U.S. housing market has soared back, with prices just 2% shy of that record high. But while the recovery has been stronger than expected, it has left behind millions of middle-class Americans. WSJ’s Laura Kusisto explains on Lunch […]

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Landmark Links August 9th – Flipper Does Seattle

  Lead Story…  I came across a story from the Seattle Times this weekend that reminded me of perhaps the most obvious sign that a real estate market has overheated: Flipping.  First off, not all flipping is created equally and there are two primary categories of flippers: Fix and Flippers: This type of real estate investor looks for […]

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The Power Of Real Estate Industry Education

  NEWPORT BEACH, CA—Landmark Institute opened the door to a network of a wide range of industry professionals across all asset types, giving participants the chance to build relationships not only with each speaker, but also between one another, Landmark Capital Advisors’ president and managing director David Kidder tells GlobeSt.com. As we reported in May, the capital-advisory firm introduced […]

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Landmark Links August 5th – Suicide Pact

  Lead Story… Vancouver is about to tank it’s residential real estate market after they instituted an astronomical 15% tax on real estate purchases by foreigners.  The worst part may be that existing contracts were not grandfathered in to the new law.  This led to a near-shutdown of the BC land registration system as realtors worked overtime to close […]

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Homebuilding And The Oil Industry: A Correlation, Or Not?

Amid a deflationary mentality, can price and wage growth turn the market around? By Adam Deermount Lead Story… CNBC posted a Bankrate.com study recently that found that more Americans prefer cash to stocks or real estate as a means of investment for money they don’t need for 10 years or more. In other words, a […]

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Landmark Links August 2nd – Summer Fun

  Economy Blah: Seven years later, the current recovery is still the weakest of the post WWII era.  This should come as no surprise if you know anything about credit recessions versus more typical inventory cycle recessions.  See Also: What is the shrinking yield curve really telling us? Commercial White Hot: While local housing remains soft, industrial developers can’t build […]

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