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Is Housing Still In Demand?

On July 26th the DEMAND SIDE data is scheduled to be released on Unit sales, Price, and Months of Inventory. While new home sales are up to 850,000, the volume being built is nowhere …

Mortgage Rates Continue to Decrease

For the week ending 7.7.22 Mortgage rates decreased 43 bps to 5.50%. For a $100,000 loan the monthly payment decreased $27 to $568/mo. or $19/day. 30 Year Mortgage Rates While …

Mortgage Rates Decreased to 5.93%. Are Rates Stabilizing?

For the week ending 6.30.22 Mortgage rates decreased 8 bps to 5.93%. For a $100,000 loan, the monthly payment decreased by $6 to $595 which is equal to around $20 …

Fannie, Freddie and U.S. Housing Finance Reform

On August 7, President Obama suggested that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac should go out of business, as he called for “a return of private capital, [to] put the risk and rewards associated with mortgage lending in the hands of private actors, not the taxpayers.”

2+2=4, But So Do a Lot of Things

In this Situation Analysis, LANDCO Principal David Rosenbaum examines how, in the tree of knowledge, economics does not branch from mathematics, but from politics and why we can be too easily dazzled by the numbers.

LANDCO Eyes Asia

China, for all of its wealth creation, continues to seek US investment alternatives. On our recent visit, manufacturers, business people, and family offices affirmed that the US, Latin America, and Africa are popular investment destinations.

Does Housing Belong on Your Balance Sheet or on Your P&L?

Even before the housing bubble, economists had been saying for a long time that American household wealth was way over-invested in personal residences and under-invested in commercial assets. In financial …