Housing Smoke and Mirrors (19) – “The Audacity of Hope (and HARP and HAMP)”

Written by Adam Whitehead, KeySignals.com In Housing Smoke and Mirrors “The Mendacity of HOPE (and HARP and HAMP)” the use of various “Federal Acronyms” to launch another economic stimulus by stealth through the housing market was introduced. This strategy can be seen as a response to the current political grid-lock which is blocking further fiscal …

Analysis of the Housing Recovery Mirage

by Keith Jurow, Capital Preservation Real Estate Report At the end of March, it was announced that the 20-city Case-Shiller Index was up 8.1% year-over-year. Nearly all housing experts declared that this was further confirmation that the housing recovery was firmly in place. A few weeks earlier, Zillow had released its latest survey of 118 …

The Economics of Home Ownership: Whether to Buy or Rent

Written by Justin Greig You cut back your cable package, paid off your credit cards and totally revised your budget to build up that nest egg. Now you have a decision to make; the decision to rent or buy depends on many factors such as location, hidden costs and the current state of the housing …

Long Island: Housing Disaster Awaits

by Guest Author Keith Jurow, Minyanville Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from Keith Jurow’s just-released Long Island Housing Market Report. For the complete, in-depth analysis and report, download it here. The two counties of Nassau and Suffolk on Long Island comprise the largest suburban housing markets around New York City. Like the housing …