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We're so accustomed to having our intelligence insulted by politicians that we rarely complain about the dumbed down worldview that we’re spoon-fed by both sides of the political aisle. The partisan mudslinging that we’re subjected to these days makes it hard to imagine a world in which candidates might campaign by voicing nuanced, well articulated views on the complex issues facing our country. That’s too much to ask for, but at least we get to watch the primaries, which offer up the entertaining spectacle of Democrats savaging fellow Democrats and Republicans bashing Republicans as they fight for their respective nominations. (95 comments)
Big Oil and Real Estate - 12/19/07 08:59 PM
An economic indicator that I consider occasionally is one from the Global Insight quarterly study on housing prices in America. Here’s an interesting tidbit from the most recent report: of the 330 markets surveyed, Houston is the most undervalued. The study uses many factors in determining the theoretical price equilibrium level for each regional market, including taxes, income, population density, and a somewhat ambiguous “desirability factor”. So, as with most all economic studies there is an element of art mixed in with the science. Nonetheless I think this study is an insightful data point when thinking about the relative valuation of varioius markets. The (2 comments)
How passive real estate investors leave money on the table - 12/09/07 09:37 PM
In A Brief History of Time, Stephen Hawking refers to a publisher’s rule of thumb that states that every formula that a writer includes in a publications will cut his readership in half. Well real estate investing is based on relatively simple principles - especially next to the stuff that Hawking researches- but there are some RE investing concepts that can be communicated a bit more effectively aided by a few equations and numerical examples. So bear with me - with this post I'm going to crawl through some numbers and risk turning off a few readers... I mentioned in a recent (3 comments)
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