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Category Archives: Real Estate
Some rare information about a family which also provides a window into Oregon rural history. The family of Aaron Cohen lived and worked in Willamina for several years. Aaron Cohen was a treasured member of the Willamina community and the … Continue reading
Researchers at Michigan State University report the startling and surprising news that “a new species of bird has been discovered in India and China.” It is the delightfully and poetically named Himalayan forest thrush. But, but, but the Endangered Species Act … Continue reading
One month ago today, on Dec. 4, 2015, Ron DeShon, a man who had a huge presence in the Klamath Basin area during the crisis that broke out in the spring and summer of 2001, died of cancer at the age … Continue reading
“We have left undone those thinges whiche we ought to have done, and we have done those thinges which we ought not to have done, and there is no health in us, but thou, O Lorde, have mercy upon us … Continue reading
We got an excellent question on the subject of home ownership following our post “Now’s the time to buy… or is it?” There followed a discussion which brought up some nuances that IFO thinks readers will enjoy. Q: I’m going to … Continue reading
Wells Fargo has discovered some startling “facts” about public attitudes toward home ownership. In a press release issued yesterday that reads more like a tip sheet for the marketing department, the bank revealed its key finding in its headline: “Consumers’ Misconceptions … Continue reading
Random notes for beginning investors: 1. In a recession like this one, every asset price falls. In what is now called The Great Recession, prices in all asset classes declined. Yep, gold, too. Real estate was the primary ’cause’ of … Continue reading
What does “mortgage is underwater” mean? It means the amount of principal and interest due is more than the house is now worth on the market. It used to be the other way around. As property values went up and … Continue reading
Time for another investing post. Famous, intelligent writers who do plenty of research to lend credibility to their romantic novels, both blew it with horrendous examples of how little they understand financing real estate, banking, lending, and borrowing. 1. First … Continue reading