Archive for the ‘Housing Crisis’ Category

Possible Breakthrough: Is Our Gehrig Jersey Odyssey No Longer Half Baked?

Saturday, March 19th, 2011 by Al Lewis (alewis)

Next to “plastics” the most famous line in The Graduate might have been where Benjamin announced to his father that he was going to marry Elaine Robinson. nike air max 90 soldes Mr. Braddock firsts proposes congratulating the Robinsons (who Benjamin says haven’t been told), then Elaine (ditto) and finally asks: “When [...]

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Reducing Private debt while promoting home ownership.

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009 by Carlos Diaz (cradiaz)

Government sanctioned home ownership, while encouraging paying off mortgages.

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mortgage bailout

Sunday, March 15th, 2009 by golfnut

The big banks have been given tons of money and I see no change at all. Why not give the money to the homneowners first. you don’t have to physically give it to them. Say Joe Smith owes 100k on his house. The Smith’s meet the criteria (to be determined) to have their mortgage paid [...]

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Economic Recovery for Dummies (bankers, government officials, etc.)!

Friday, March 13th, 2009 by thinkthenact

For the higher ups in charge of the fiasco they call a recovery plan!

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Central Market for Real Estate Closings and Loans

Thursday, March 12th, 2009 by Al Lewis (alewis)

Unlike the real estate brokerage cartel, the real estate mortgage lending/refinancing business is reasonably competitive and there is no obvious market failure. 
However, we cannot underestimate  the importance to the economy of reducing transactions costs for residential real estate.   (In case you have missed our other postings on this topic, perhaps because you’ve been living in Biosphere [...]

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The Complete ThinkOOB Stimulus Economics Plan

Monday, March 9th, 2009 by Al Lewis (alewis)

This Posting sumamrizes the Best of the Ideas from the only website paying $1-million for Yours

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Against Real Estate Democratization

Monday, March 9th, 2009 by lisajacobs8

My name is Lisa Jacobs and I am a highly educated woman with a M.D. and a M.P.H.. I am also an ex of a real estate investor who was a graduate of Harvard Law School. We were real estate investors. My ex was fed up with dumb agents showing us what we did not [...]

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former new england patriot hernandez charged with murder

Thursday, November 20th, 2008 by Al Lewis (alewis)

Almost every house sold includes a real estate commission of 5% or more. Eliminate that real estate commission – or vastly reduce it – and the value of every house theoretically rises 5% with no change in price. This would facilitate selling by the owner and/or create more equity in the owner’s house if they don’t sell. While 5% more equity will not solve the housing crisis, it would put a noticeable dent in it…and that 5% might otherwise have been taken out of the government bailout fund. This posting shows how to do exactly that

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The very common movement in low impact classes is a grapevine

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008 by Al Lewis (alewis)

You’ve got to get to the gym first and there are machines in there that will assist you in doing this. There’s a machine called the assisted dip and pull up machine. What I suggest, get on that machine, set the weight at about 50%, put your hands up and just start doing your pull [...]

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