Monthly Archives: May 2005

Action Soon on Froth?

Perhaps the Fed is looking to take action. WASHINGTON, May 30 – If the housing market has become a bubble, as increasing numbers of economists warn, would the Federal Reserve try to deflate it? The idea runs counter to a … Continue reading

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Second Homes Jersey Froth-Style

Here’s a New Jersey take on the froth: SEA ISLE, N.J. — What’s new at the beach this year is that the price of houses is crazier than ever, and there aren’t enough horseshoe crabs around to keep the red … Continue reading

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Foreclosures-A-Plenty

One component of the housing boom is the ability to pull cash out of your house.  But that also means you’re cutting more people in– people who want to be paid regularly. WP has a story called, "A Bane Amid … Continue reading

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Baltimore Froth

Here’s a story about froth in the Baltimore market: (snip below) A real estate revolution is afoot: For a growing number of Americans, homes are becoming more than just a place to live. With fast-rising prices, no-money-down mortgages and stubbornly … Continue reading

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Value Metric

With all the talk of froth, there has been a paucity of information (beyond the phrase "coastal areas") on which markets are bubbled. Here’s a nifty metric from the NYT: The easiest way to gauge a home’s value is to … Continue reading

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3.5 Years from Froth to Comeuppance

Swimming in ‘froth’ of worry over housing, hedge funds :: AO. SAN FRANCISCO — As a warning, Alan Greenspan’s comment about "froth" in the U.S. housing market last week seemed a lot more serious than his comment about "irrational exuberance" … Continue reading

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The Long Wait for a Housing Slump

The Long Wait for a Housing Slump. REGULATORY BRAKE? The continued increase in speculation has prompted Greenspan, long-skeptical about a housing bubble, to admit recently that some local housing markets show signs of "froth." And Atlanta Fed president, Jack Guynn, … Continue reading

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The F Word

Inman Real Estate News – Greenspan uses F-word to describe real estate. The Chairman used one key code word in reference to housing: "froth." Only once before in my lifetime has a Fed Chairman used the F-word with malice aforethought: … Continue reading

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Greenspan Is Concerned About ‘Froth’ in Housing – New York Times

Greenspan Is Concerned About ‘Froth’ in Housing The unexpected persistence of low mortgage rates has kept alive the housing boom – in new-home construction as well as in prices of existing homes – much longer than most analysts had expected. … Continue reading

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