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Sell Now!: The End of the Housing Bubble

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How Far Can Home Prices Fall?
What Can You Do to Protect Yourself?

Home prices are seriously overvalued in many regions of the United States. The question is no longer if, but rather how far, home prices will fall and over what time frame this bubble will deflate. Home values have been escalating in real terms since 1981, the year nominal interest rates last peaked. And the
Paperback, 208 pages
Published January 10th 2006 by St. Martin's Griffin
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John Talbott published this book in 2006, i.e., he was one of the few oracles to predict the housing crash of 2008. I read this book to learn more about the reasoning behind his predictions and WOW, was he ever DEAD ON. In particular, he accurately observed that it was the overly aggressive and poorly regulated commercial banks offering jumbo mortgages, ARM-, and interest-only loans that fueled the bubble (coupled with (very) human status-seeking behaviors). He also saw that the run-up in prices ...more
Wish I had read this book when it was published. According to the excellent analysis presented, the US housing market continues to have downside.
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John Talbott is an economic consultant who has authored academic papers on economic growth and development and made presentations on the subject to the governments of Russia, Jordan, and Qatar. A visiting scholar at the Anderson School at UCLA, Talbott is also a former vice president in the investment banking division of Goldman, Sachs, and Company.

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