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Chinese new home prices continued to moderate in January.
According to China’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), prices rose by 0.2% in January, continuing the deceleration that began in the final quarter of last year. 769 more words
The Mortgage Corner
Earlier this month, researchers at the Urban Institute’s Housing Finance Policy Center published some of their research on lending standards. Drawing on data from the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act, they found that lower-credit applicants accounted for only 33 percent of all applicants in 2015. 599 more words
Dan Proft this morning on AM560 made oblique reference to our conversation yesterday regarding property taxes and whether or not that should be laid at the feet of teachers and teacher's unions. He promised that he and his friends at Illinois Policy would thoroughly source all the material I present. Perfect. That is my hope. The full piece will be out Monday on my Helter Skelter Wordpress Blog. It is, as you may guess, far more complex than comparing home prices in affluent communities juxtaposed against percentage increases in school spending. It is, thankfully not incomprehensible. It certainly does not isolate one particular political party, but instead a much larger system of government short-sightedness, private sector and consumer issues, mis-placed priorities, corruption, corporate malfeasance, media manipulation and a truly broken socio-economic landscape. There are fixes. I will map some of those out as well.
This was the unedited thread with Mr. Proft:
The Rauner and Rightwing Illinois Policy fake and propaganda news group is passing off lies about housing prices in Illinois. 646 more words
The price for the roof over my head is not up for sale: the fact that the realtors push sales in this fashion is nonsense. Sure I get it, land is worth something – it has lead nations seeking self-sufficiency to pursue war, it has led neighbors to fight one another, it has even led animals in the wild to kill one another over grazing space and so forth (certain creatures are very territorial). 505 more words