Tag Archives: economic theory

Nancy Pelosi Opines About Real Estate Closing Costs On Long Island…Affordable! (Video)

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Update December 7, 2016: The new fee discussed below has been passed by the Suffolk County legislature per the County website… $300.00 per document   MORTGAGE VERIFICATION FEE effective January 1, 2017 In this short video clip Nancy Pelosi opines about the proposed increase in certain real estate fees and the implementation of some wholly new ones by […]

Apartment Rents: What Goes Up, Must Come Down!

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It’s certainly no secret that in many of the nations housing markets the price to rent an apartment has been going in one direction…up! But, as the famous phrase about gravity suggests, what goes up must eventually come down. After all whether it was tulips during the 1600’s, technology stocks during the late 1990’s or […]

The Yield Curve: Is A U.S. Recession On The Horizon?

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In my first job as a municipal bond analyst and strategist a key datapoint to consider was the steepness of the yield curve! When the curve was at its steepest, investors would be ‘getting paid’ in the form of higher yields to assume the price and reinvestment risk of moving out to longer maturities. When flat, meaning […]

Is there anecdotal evidence that the NYC real estate bubble may be about to burst?

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Summary: Has the bubble in New York City real estate been fully reflated and is about to burst? The highest rental apartment vacancy rate in 9-years coupled with a construction boom and concessions being offered to attract tenants suggests that the answer may be yes! ‘Manhattan Rental Apartment Vacancies Hit A 9-Year High! (Video)’ This sparks the question […]

The Fed And The Phillips Curve

How will the Fed’s dual mandate of stable prices and maximum employment affect the future direction of interest rates! If and when an important macroeconomic Federal Reserve indicator fails to be relevant but that fact is not fully recognized by the Fed, how will decisions concerning interest rates based on that failed data input impact the real […]

Supply And Demand Part II: Mayweather – Pacquiao Prices Have Dropped!

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Back on April 24th an article here examined the May 2nd Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight in Las Vegas vis-a-vis the cost of a ticket to watch in-person at the MGM Grand Garden Arena! At the time I wrote, ‘…Because the tickets are sold in the secondary marketplace, prices will fluctuate up until the day of the fight […]