The Blog of Author Mark MacKenzie: It's The Housing Market, Stupid!

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2008 

My favorite piece of real estate information was published today - the existing home sales report that is put out by the National Association of REALTORS every month. The reason I like it is because it is timely, it is national and regional, it has home sales and listings, and it shows the past 1...
11/24/2008
Just recently the Associated Press put out an article saying that George Soros is suggesting that Washington throw ANOTHER $300-$600 billion into the TARP fund. That's interesting. Let me try to understand, TARP is working so well that we need to put even more money into it?  Isn't that what Soro...
11/23/2008
The above headline is a quote from CNBC.com today. Here's the thing, I like Obama, I didn't vote for him, but I like him.  I "like" him more than McCain.  He's a better speaker, younger, etc. I didn't vote for him because of his tax proposals and policies.  I thought they were awfully bad timing ...
11/23/2008
Just recently the Associated Press put out an article saying that George Soros is suggesting that Washington throw ANOTHER $300-$600 billion into the TARP fund. That's interesting. Let me try to understand, TARP is working so well that we need to put even more money into it?  Isn't that what Soro...
11/23/2008
Just recently the Associated Press put out an article saying that George Soros is suggesting that Washington throw ANOTHER $300-$600 billion into the TARP fund. That's interesting. Let me try to understand, TARP is working so well that we need to put even more money into it?  Isn't that what Soro...
11/23/2008
Just recently the Associated Press put out an article saying that George Soros is suggesting that Washington throw ANOTHER $300-$600 billion into the TARP fund. That's interesting. Let me try to understand, TARP is working so well that we need to put even more money into it?  Isn't that what Soro...
11/23/2008
Just recently the Associated Press put out an article saying that George Soros is suggesting that Washington throw ANOTHER $300-$600 billion into the TARP fund. That's interesting. Let me try to understand, TARP is working so well that we need to put even more money into it?  Isn't that what Soro...
11/23/2008
I know it's not politically correct to talk about this. Millions of Americans are losing their homes to foreclosures. The easy thing to say, the politically correct thing, is that we need to help these homeowners stay in their homes. I don't disagree with this. But in this rush to modify and refi...
11/22/2008
It's amazing what you can learn from a children's book. I've always read a lot of self improvement books through my college years.  Probably well into the hundreds of books over a couple of years. Books by Anthony Robbins, Stephen Covey, Napoleon Hill, Brian Tracy, etc.  You name it, I've probabl...
11/21/2008
Every now and then, an event happens that can forever change the way people look at the world and specifically investments. How many times have we heard that stocks are the best long term investment that people can make? It is a stock market world. We have 401Ks, IRAs, VULS, and SEPs. We have Wal...
11/21/2008
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