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

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2008 

CNBC's Jim Cramer made a post today about his 100-day plan for Obama. In addition to his recommendation that Obama make Cramer the head of the SEC, the Fed, and the Treasury, he also made a good point about how to address housing. Cramer gets it, and he is close on how we solve it. Cramer acknowl...
11/06/2008
For a while now I have been talking about my new book, It's The Housing Market, Stupid!that will be available by the middle of this month. I have also been talking about my housing and economic stimulus plan that is revealed in the book.  The plan that doesn't involve a bailout.  The plan that co...
11/06/2008
The day after the election, the Dow plunges nearly 500 points. I am in no way suggesting Obama getting elected had anything to do with this sell off as the market did rally yesterday in anticipation of his getting elected. Quite frankly I have never understood Wall St. rally's or sell offs.  Ofte...
11/05/2008
I'll admit it. I voted for John McCain. I wrote a blog post a couple of days ago how I liked Obama more but that I was going to vote for McCain because of his tax policies.  Because I believe that McCain's tax policies were what America was built on.  That you provide incentives for people to ach...
11/05/2008
Mortgage rates. Mortgage rates? Mortgages rates??? We are in the middle of the greatest housing market crisis since the great depression, the 30-year fixed rate mortgage is well below historic averages and still near historic lows, and the NAR President is thinking that lowering mortgage rates is...
11/04/2008
I like Obama more; but this is why I am going to vote for McCain. I have sat back and watched, listened, and read about these two candidates for over a year. I really like Obama.  He is a wonderful speaker.  He has an amazing story.  He looks Presidential.  He has run an incredible campaign that ...
11/03/2008
After following the Presidential campaigning for over a year, voting in the primaries, watching the interviews, listening to the debates, and reading the articles, I finally made up my mind last week about who I am voting for. The reason I waited so long was because I wanted to have as much infor...
11/03/2008
A couple of days ago I had made a post about comparing our current economic and housing crises to Japan's "lost decade" during the 1990s and through the early 2000s. Japan's lost decade was characterized by assets bubbles, both in the equity markets and the real estate market, government bailouts...
11/03/2008
So for nearly a year I have been talking about reforming the Tax Reform Act of 1986 as it pertains to investment real estate and passive loss and income limitations. Several months ago I wrote an op/ed article that was featured in REALTOR Magazine. A couple of months ago I launched a couple of we...
11/02/2008
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11/01/2008
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