Posts Tagged ‘great depression’

Nothing Goes Down in a Straight Line

Nothing Goes Down in a Straight Line

But, the structural problems we face have NOT changed, so I see no possibility that we aren't going to see some continued weakening in the housing market in the years ahead, and I don't care whether we're talking Phoenix, or... (Continue reading)

Neil Barofsky and American Banker Finally Catch Up to Mandelman Matters

Neil Barofsky and American Banker Finally Catch Up to Mandelman Matters

No one helps those who don't help themselves. We need to be WE... and now. Because as long as the country believes that irresponsible borrowers are the problem, nothing will change for borrowers... not enough lawyers will join... (Continue reading)

Optimism Lost, and by Optimism, I mean Ben Bernanke and the NYT

Optimism Lost, and by Optimism, I mean Ben Bernanke and the NYT

I think the nice folks at the New York Times have been spending too much time at Zabars? Because I’m pretty sure it’s not a confidence deficiency… I think it’s money we’re missing… as in income, and the lack... (Continue reading)

Hey Everybody Its Pretend Youre Surprised About the Economy Day!

Hey Everybody Its Pretend Youre Surprised About the Economy Day!

Falling Home Prices, the Next Financial Crisis is Near, Defaulters Aren't Deadbeats After All, the Economy with Gwen Ifill and MERS has No Clothes.... (Continue reading)

U.S. Breaks Housing Price Decline Record Set During Great Depression

According to RealtyTrac, 1,050,500 homes we repossessed by banks last year.So, for those that think foreclosures are somehow a good thing, I guess congratulations are in order. For those not afflicted by such diminished cognitive abilities, I can only... (Continue reading)

I Have Several Questions for Mortgage and Real Estate Experts…

I Have Several Questions for Mortgage and Real Estate Experts...

There is no “market,” right? We really don’t know how low prices have already gone down to, because if the foreclosures were on the market or if banks were actually kicking all the people out that haven’t made payments... (Continue reading)

Greenspan Says Housing is Nowhere Near Bottom

Greenspan Says Housing is Nowhere Near Bottom

It's amazing how different it is when you're the Chairman of the Federal Reserve, as opposed to being the retired Chairman of the Federal Reserve. ... (Continue reading)

MANDELMANS MONTHLY MUSELETTER – VERSION 8.0

MANDELMANS MONTHLY MUSELETTER - VERSION 8.0

This month in Mandelman's Monthly Museletter: 1. Oregon Woman Accuses Vice President Al Gore of Sexual Misconduct in 2006. 2. Fear Deflation, Pray for Inflation. 3. The latest from Nobel Prize Winning Economist, Paul Krugman. 4. HAMP's UP Program... (Continue reading)

Banks Lobbying, Financial Reforms & Who’s Recovering?

Banks Lobbying, Financial Reforms & Who's Recovering?

Like the flying monkeys from the Wizard of Oz, they’ve been summoned by the bankers to our nation’s capital; flying in from around the country until they hit the steps of the U.S. Capital building… when they’re transformed into lobbyists... (Continue reading)


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