Category Archives: real estate

What a dreadful chart!

Check this chart out below.  It’s a chart of “trailing 20-year annualized returns” from the S&P 500 vs.  individual mutual fund investors’ returns in U.S. mutual funds. To make sure my readers catch the sense and message of this terrible … Continue reading

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The Value of Your Home has Probably Risen of Late

Real estate is becoming cool again. The U.S. real estate market, as well as real estate markets in many other lands, has done very well recently, especially in those areas that took the greatest hit in the 2007-2009 meltdown. For … Continue reading

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Remember the “good old days” when buying a house?

It’s endemic to human beings to be self-absorbed and dissatisfied with what they have. Contentment and “an other” orientation do not come easily, even with grace abounding. But today’s chartfotheday may provide a little impetus for proper perspective and gratitude, … Continue reading

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Are Happy Days Here Again?

It’s been a rough month in the stock market, even rougher in the bond market.  The long-anticipated move to higher interest rates, brought about by a less-accommodative Federal Reserve and central banks around the world, has begun. This should be … Continue reading

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Housing is much less awful

There’s a picture below of some good news -really good news. The National Association of Home Builders’ overall “Housing Market Index” rose this month to 40, up from just 14 a year ago and the index’s best reading since June … Continue reading

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