Author: Alan Noblitt

The Wages of Unemployment

The article below appeared in the Wall Street Journal last week and was written by Richard Vedder.  While it does not directly impact mortgage buyers or owning real estate notes, it is an interesting commentary about the effect of government handouts.  Reprinted with permission. From the mid-17th century to the late 20th century, the American

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The Rising Cost of Government

A few weeks ago in this space, I made the case for why real estate will perform poorly in the medium-term, driven by a variety of factors.  This trend will affect homebuyers, mortgage buyers, investors, banks, and anyone else with a financial interest in real estate.  Mortgage buyers like me need to be especially aware

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Brown and Gray in California

Although this article does not deal directly with real estate, mortgage notes, or mortgage note buyers, overall economic conditions and state regulations affect all of these areas and more.  I share the information below to make the readers aware of what is happening in California and the path that we are heading down.  Leading up

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Finding a Floor in Housing

“U.S. home prices rose in September for the sixth straight month, signaling that the housing market is in the midst of a recovery” screamed the headline in MarketWatch earlier this week.  Indeed, there has been positive news for housing lately.  Besides rising home sales and prices, foreclosures have been declining and stocks of homebuilders have

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