real estate on Townhall

Fritz Pfister - Mon Apr 29

One would think inventory would be tight because homes should be selling as fast as they come to market. Not this time, because it’s different. You have to have a job to qualify for a home loan regardless the interest rate. ... more

Crystal Wright - Thu Apr 25

I can’t decide if the Republican National Committee’s (RNC) minority outreach effort is more like watching a sitcom or a soap opera dubbed “The Young and the Foolish.” ... more

John Ransom - Mon Apr 15

D.C. home prices reached the highest point in history during what liberals would claim as a period of austerity for our federal city. ... more

Fritz Pfister - Fri Apr 12

It takes time to find things to tax to fund all things progressive. Two months to be exact. ... more

Bob Beauprez - Sun Apr 7

Years of continually relaxed loan underwriting standards at the insistence of politicians and "guaranteed" by the federal government against loss eventually turned rotten. Now they're doing it again. ... more

Fritz Pfister - Fri Apr 5

The stand out number from the ADP report for everyone told of the great housing recovery by the Columbia regurgitators, is the number of construction jobs added in March; 0. That’s right, the great housing recovery added a whopping zero construction jobs in March. ... more

John Ransom - Thu Apr 4

At a time when banks have more concentrated assets, with more concentrated risk, the administration, foolishly, inexplicably and predictably is leaning on mortgage lenders to lend to people less likely to be able to pay back loans. ... more

Political Calculations - Mon Apr 1

Here we examine the factors that kept the first U.S. housing bubble going, even after the Fed acted to stop throwing so much fuel on the fire. ... more

Political Calculations - Sun Mar 31

Investors snapped up the available properties for sale in these states at a very rapid clip in the early stages of the first U.S. housing bubble, sending house prices skyrocketing in the places they coveted. ... more

Political Calculations - Sat Mar 30

As all fans of the Discovery Channel's Mythbusters know, it takes three things to make a fire: fuel, oxidizer and a spark. If you combine these three things in the right proportions, you too can make a fire. ... more

Fritz Pfister - Fri Mar 29

All the great news about rising home prices creating a wealth effect is an overstatement, because consumer debt remains double that of 2001. ... more

Political Calculations - Sun Mar 24

Unfortunately, the apparently robust growth of housing prices in the last several months is suggestive of something other than fundamental factors at work. ... more

Fritz Pfister - Sun Mar 17

We seem to already be in a recession or we are reaching an inflection point and the economy is growing. Guess those are our two choices. Before we make our decision, let us consider some factors ... more

Fritz Pfister - Fri Mar 8

Obama thinks Americans are so stupid they would believe the miniscule 2.4% decrease in the increased rate of spending would cause a recession. ... more

Fritz Pfister - Fri Mar 1

Perhaps you remember the rich history of Chicago? Obama reminds me of a fellow named Capone who sent out his version of Holder, Napolitano, Panetta, and LaHood to tell people; say nice business you got here, be a shame anything happens to it. ... more

Fritz Pfister - Fri Feb 15

Pent up demand is finite. After a certain period of time that demand becomes satisfied. Any sudden increase in interest rates and that demand disappears. ... more

Mark Calabria - Tue Feb 12

Setting aside the fact that the government can come take your home, with or without a mortgage, it’s hard to say you really “own” it unless it’s all yours. ... more

Fritz Pfister - Sat Feb 9

An organic recovery driven by demand emanating from real job growth adding qualified buyers to the market has not happened ... more

Nathan Slaughter - Wed Nov 28

The world has changed immeasurably, but prized real estate certainly hasn't gone out of style. ... more

Fritz Pfister - Fri Nov 16

At the first presidential press conference Obama says he won a mandate to move his balanced approach forward by raising the tax rates on the wealthy and implementing spending cuts to avoid the fiscal cliff. ... more