Blog/Real Estate

Real Estate, Blackrock & Dodd-Frank

QUESTION: Mr. Armstrong, I have a question about Blackrock buying up all these homes. It seems that the Dodd-Frank bill empowered Blackrock to buy up all of these [...]

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PRIVATE BLOG – Recession & Commercial Real Estate Crisis

PRIVATE BLOG – Recession & Commercial Real Estate Crisis Private blog posts are exclusively available to Socrates subscribers. To sign-up for Socrates or to [...]

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15-Minute Cities – Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)

Let’s take a closer look at Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) that have been proposed for 15-minute cities. These small units are typically under 1,000 sq ft and [...]

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The Rental Crisis

I reported how BlackRock is now the largest landlord in the US. Institutions have purchased hundreds of billions in real estate across the nation and have no plans [...]

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The Largest Landlord in the US

Anyone familiar with the housing market conditions post-pandemic knows that cash buyers and institutions consistently outbid the average buyer. I know a realtor who [...]

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Republicans Fighting Biden’s Mortgage Madness

Republicans at the state level are demanding that Biden and the FHFA repeal the asinine new law that punishes Americans with high credit scores by forcing them to [...]

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Only 32% of Lenders Profited on Mortgages in 2022

The talking heads have been warning of a housing crash, but that is not what Socrates indicated. The 30-year fixed rate is around 6.89% at the time of this writing. [...]

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Why Most Americans Cannot Afford a Home – A Price Breakdown

Are you too poor for the basic human necessity of shelter in Biden’s America? The average home price in Q4 of 2022 was $535,800, according to the St. Louis Fed. [...]

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Rentals in the US Continued to Rise in August

Shelter costs have continued to rise in the US. Recent data provided by Redfin shows that the national average increased by 11% YoY this August. Costs are expected [...]

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US Housing Due for a Correction?

Fed Chair Jerome Powell stated that the US housing market would “probably” go through a “correction” period. It is of no surprise as home prices were [...]

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