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The new American Dream: rent your home from a hedge fund.

sovereignman.com / Simon Black / August 15, 2017

About a month ago I joined the Board of Directors of a publicly-traded company that invests in US real estate.

The position brings a lot of insight into what’s happening in the US housing market. And from what I’m seeing, the transformation that’s taking place today […]

Spain’s New Big Bubble Begins to Wobble

wolfstreet.com / by Don Quijones / Aug 13, 2017

Tourism is now bigger than construction was during the real estate bubble.

Since hitting rock bottom in 2013, Spain has been one of the biggest engines of economic growth in Europe, expanding at around 3% per year. But according to a report by the […]

This Hits the Wheezing Commercial Real Estate Bubble at Worst Possible Time

wolfstreet.com / by Wolf Richter / Aug 8, 2017

The last big enthusiastic buyer, China, is leaving the party.

Commercial real estate, such as office and apartment towers, in trophy cities in the US and Europe has been among the favorite items on the long and eclectic shopping lists of Chinese companies. At the […]

Former CIA Chief Compares Trump’s Boy Scout Speech To “Authoritarian’s Youth Rally”

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Jul 25, 2017

In front of a crowed of over 35,000 last night, President Trump delivered one of his most unusual speeches at the Boy Scouts of America National Jamboree. With topics ranging from boasting about his election victory, to cocktail party banter with bankrupt real estate developers, […]

13-Year-Old Kid Buys $552,000 Home

mishtalk.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / July 23, 2017

Meet Akira Ellis a 13-year-old kid. He just bought his first piece of real estate, a $552,000 four-room one bath house in Melbourne’s Frankston.

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Akira Ellis snapped up the 575 square metre four-bedroom, one-bathroom home in Frankston in May – when he was still […]

Perpetual Debt Slavery

deviantinvestor.com / by Gary Christenson / July 21, 2017

Reprinted with permission from Daniel Ameduri

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“We love real estate. I’ve been buying rental property since I was 18 years old!

From flips to cash flow, the reason I’ve always personally been attracted to this asset class is the size of the numbers you are […]

These Job Trends in Silicon Valley, San Francisco Bay Area Will Hit Real Estate, the Economy, Municipal Budgets & Hype

wolfstreet.com / by Wolf Richter / Jul 22, 2017

An ugly red flag for all of California goes up.

The labor force in California fell by 19,900 in June from May on a seasonally adjusted basis, the second month in a row of declines. Nonfarm employment fell by 21,300. When was the last time […]

The Death Spiral of Financialization

charleshughsmith.blogspot.com / CHARLES HUGH SMITH / WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 2017

Each new policy destroys another level of prudent fiscal/financial discipline.

The primary driver of our economy–financialization–is in a death spiral. Financialization substitutes expansion of interest, leverage and speculation for real-world expansion of goods, services and wages. Financial “wealth” created by leveraging more debt on […]

What’ll Happen to US Commercial Real Estate as Chinese Money Dries Up?

wolfstreet.com / by Wolf Richter • Jul 17, 2017

See Manhattan.

In the second quarter in Manhattan, Chinese entities accounted for half of the commercial real estate purchases with prices over $10 million. By comparison, in 2011 through 2014, total cross-border purchases from all over the world (not just from China) were in the mid-20% […]

Feds Say Condo Involved In NYC’s Largest Foreclosure Tied To Nigerian Corruption Case

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Jul 16, 2017

New York City real estate, particularly the luxury market, is a popular refugee for world’s corrupt, self-dealing public servants and the crooked businessmen who bribe them. China cracked down on wealthy citizens seeking to stash their wealth in international real estate by adding several […]

China Delivers “Surprisingly” Great Economic Data Across The Board, Yuan Yawns

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Jul 16, 2017

Following more dismal data from the US, hope for global growth remains in China and they did not disappoint. Despite slumping macro data, a major slowdown in real estate, and the nation’s deleveraging efforts in the last three months, GDP beat, Retail Sales beat, Industrial […]

“Bargain” $2 Million Homes in Australia: “Super Saturday” Auction Results Posted

mishtalk.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / July 16, 2017

Home supply in Australia is up with the number of bidders down. Supposedly this puts prices in the bargain range.

For example, you could buy any of the following beauties for $2 million or so, a ‘Bargain’ on Real Estate’s ‘Super Saturday’.

That auction took […]

GOLD & SILVER MARKET: Four Interesting Developments

srsroccoreport.com / Steve St. Angelo / JULY 12, 2017

There are four interesting developments taking place in the gold and silver market that precious metals investors should be aware of. While Americans continue to place all the BETS in the CASINO called Wall Street, via stocks, bonds and real estate, the EAST has been […]

Loonie Bulls? Sold To You!

zerohedge.com / by Kevin Muir via The Macro Tourist blog / Jul 12, 2017

Remember back in May when all the hedge funds were short Canadian Dollars up the whazoo? At the time, I was worried the excessive pessimism might cause CAD to rally (Loonie Bears are the New Cool Kids). Well, since then, […]

Is This The End Of China’s Second Housing Bubble?

zerohedge.com / by Valentin Schmid via The Epoch Times / Jul 10, 2017

When the economy started to cool in the beginning of 2016, China opened up the debt spigots again to stimulate the economy. After the failed initiative with the stock market in 2015, Chinese central planners chose residential real estate again.

And […]

Testosterone and the Madness of Central Bankers

mises.org / Doug French / July 8, 2017

The stock market is at all-time highs. Argentina, a serial defaulter just sold $2.75 billion worth of debt with a 100-year maturity. Commercial real estate is booming again. All of this irrational exuberance while the world’s government’s are over indebted, economies are punk, and hostilities are […]

Precious Metals Are “Best Defence” Against Bail-ins In Economic Crisis

goldcore.com / By Mark O’Byrne / July 6, 2017

Precious metals are “real assets” and “best defence” against bail-ins and cashless society in the economic crisis which is “on its way”

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The risks posed to investors and savers from the coming economic crisis and the threat of bank bail-ins, negative interest rates, ‘helicopter […]

Malls Swap Retailers For Gyms And Restaurants In Last-Ditch Bid For Survival

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Jul 5, 2017

With a record 8,640 retail stores expected to close in 2017, American malls are desperate to draw in customers as America’s retail apocalypse leaves them littered with empty store fronts. Now, some are experimenting with a model that worked for some movie theaters: Invest in […]

The Everything Bubble

mauldineconomics.com / BY JARED DILLIAN / JUNE 22, 2017

It wasn’t always this way. We never used to get a giant, speculative bubble every 7-8 years. We really didn’t.

In 2000, we had the dot-com bubble.

In 2007, we had the housing bubble.

In 2017, we have the everything bubble.

I did not coin the […]

San Francisco and tech driven housing mania: The median home in San Francisco reaches a new high of $1.5 million.

doctorhousingbubble.com / June 19th, 2017

San Francisco real estate is deep into a tech driven mania. Home prices in the Bay Area are comically out of reach for most families and people are getting squeezed out like ketchup in a disposable packet. What seemed like a new peak was once again surpassed. The housing […]

The Biggest Real Estate Bubble Of All Time Just Did The Impossible

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Jun 3, 2017

One month ago, we said that “the Vancouver housing bubble Is back, and it’s (almost) bigger than ever.”

Fast forward to today, when we can scrap the almost part: according to the latest data from the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver, nearly a year […]

The End Of Trust, And Rise Of Real Money

milesfranklin.com / by Andrew Hoffman / May 30, 2017

In last week’s “historic market manipulation, setting the stage for catastrophe” – as well as dozens of other articles and podcasts – I demonstrated, in painstaking detail, the gross misallocations, inequities, and fraud caused by the artificial “support” of “favored” asset classes like stocks, bonds, and […]

Historic Market Manipulation, Setting The Stage For Catastrophe

milesfranklin.com / by Andrew Hoffman / May 24, 2017

In 1989, as a college sophomore, I switched my major from biology to finance. Immediately, I subscribed to the Wall Street Journal, and read the “C” section every day for the next ten years, without missing a day. That is, until I got sick of […]

All Heck Breaks Loose in Toronto’s House Price Bubble

wolfstreet.com / by Wolf Richter • May 24, 2017

“It’s fear.”

During the first two weeks in May, according to preliminary data from Toronto Real Estate Board, home listings surged 47% from the same period last year even as sales plunged 16%. The average selling price dropped 3.3% from April – and this, after a […]

Trump Retains Marc Kasowitz As Private Attorney For Russia Probe

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / May 23, 2017

As reported earlier by Charles Gasparino of Fox News and subsequently confirmed by ABC, President Trump has reportedly retained a private attorney for Special Counsel Mueller’s probe of alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials. Not surprisingly, Trump has chosen Marc Kasowitz of Kasowitz […]