Fri, 31 January 2020
1381 FBF: Commandment #3, Real Estate Ponzi Scheme, Housing Market Slow Down, Opportunity Costs & Risky Loans
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 1048, originally published in August 2018.
Jason Hartman discusses some of the main stories in the news today. The first story is one of the reasons Jason created Commandment #3 (Thou Shalt Maintain Control), the next is a potential sign of a market slowdown from none other than the scandal plagued Wells Fargo, then the potential return of risky loans. Finally we wrap it up with a story on how California might make it even more expensive to live there.
[2:09] Forgetting Commandment #3 can often be an expensive lesson and the biggest Ponzi scheme in the world
[6:52] Always think of opportunity cost when you have money sitting around
[12:20] A potential sign of a market slowdown from Wells Fargo
[16:49] The housing market is slowing from the top down and hasn't hit the type of homes that Jason's network sells
[20:44] Are banks starting to push risky loans?
[26:07] California is considering changes to Prop 13 and home requirements, which Jason believes would be devastating for real estate holders