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Vanlords – A New Form of Urban Encampment

  I’ve discussed Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) at length as they have been marketed as a new way to force people into perpetual renting. They have even...

Dutch Study on Banning Investors from Buying Real Estate

Dutch researchers at the University of Amsterdam and Erasmus released a study entitled “Buy-to-Live vs. Buy-to-Let: The Impact of Real Estate Investors on Housing...

Accessory Dwelling Units Grow in Popularity

The push for the 15-minute city is underway. Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) are becoming increasingly popular as cities across the globe are rezoning neighborhoods...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....