General Real Estate

Here are my views of how federal tax policy makes homes much less affordable for American families. I'm not a tax expert at all. This is just a muggle's quick and dirty first impressions of how the tax code overly benefits real estate investors and hurts American families....
People have been talking about higher mortgage interest rates for years. I like to say that I predicted 4 out of the last 0 mortgage rate increases so I don't even try to predict mortgage rate increases anymore. To me it seems crazy that they've been so low for so...
One of the unique things I do here at RealEstateDecoded.com is that I publish an INFLATION-ADJUSTED Case-Shiller Home Price Index. You can see what's really going on with home prices by looking at the Real, Inflation-Adjusted Case-Shiller Home Price Index.
The Washington Post reported recently that Barack and Michelle Obama bought the house they had been renting. That was serendipitous for me because I've been working for a crazy number of months on an online course called, "Buying the House You Rent." Nice timing, Barack! Thank you! After seeing the cool article...
Dear Readers, I got a very moving email from a reader this week. They are taking a $1,000 a month loss on a condo they bought in California in 2006. But now we are just a ticking time bomb... My retirement savings will likely be less, my assets fewer, my...