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Ray Schmitz
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The best thing about Zillow's coming soon may be how controversial it is.
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The Abbott government plans to expand a program that provides residency visas to Chinese and other millionaires with $5 million to invest in Australia, with start-ups and venture capital potentially qualifying for investment under the new rules.
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I wonder what the average price point is in Australia?  And, homes or businesses?
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Isn't this a bad idea?
Michigan launched its new residential blight removal campaign to decrease foreclosures and stabilize neighborhoods, using money allocated from the Troubled Asset Relief Program.
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About time!
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great reason for optimism - if more of this output is actually good, and sustainable.
Before 1750, per capita GDP growth was more or less flat, as far as we can tell.
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I really like the way this chart illustrates the 20 year decline in the homeownership rate. A few thoughts on what it shows: Under 35 - Lowest in 20
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Good for Zilllow. Not so good for agents, or sellers, or buyers.
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Why pay to get your own listings?  Good service to avoid as it feeds on agents just like Realtor.com
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From Japan, an interesting perspective on rent vs buy in a shrinking market
After two decades of thinking about it, we are finally making the transition from renting to owning a home. When we first attempted to buy a home in the early ...
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Demand-Supply imbalance!  I think this happens when the society/ government tries to regulate certain other aspects, right?  I think this is bound to happen for other closed economies and cultures!  You will be out of the game if you are not aligning with the reality of global village and economy!
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This is so much worse than most people realize...
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