Tag Archives: Real Estate

Unemployment, Real Estate and Banking

I would rather be hated for what I think than loved for what I do not. I have particularly sought to put this slightly modified maxim into action in recent years. The public is so confused and edgy, that I recently managed to anger people on the right and the left by comments I offered […]

A Midsummer Night’s Meanderings

I drove each major commercial corridor in the Green Bay metro area this weekend as I attended weddings, birthdays and graduation parties. As we mark the fourth anniversary of the Great Recession, it is reassuring to know that people still graduate, marry and have children. Weddings and children remind me that people do not exist […]

Fannie and Freddie

The long rumored takeover of Fannie and Freddie (the GSE twins) finally happened this weekend. What this means for the near term and long term remains unclear. Let me tick off a few points. The Regulators judgment is that the consequences of collapse would have been too catastrophic. I am sure they are right. This […]

The Fed and the credit crisis

For the last 50 years our nation has lived with the idea that our government can borrow as much as it wants and set its own rates through Fed Policy. I think the coming year will reveal a change that has already occurred. I think the Fed has less control over rates and the economy […]

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