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Amazon Has Received 238 Proposals For The Company’s Second Headquarters

Just days after we reported that in the mad dash by virtually every American city to become Amazon’s second headquarters, in which some such as New Jersey offered as much as $7 billion in state and city tax credits, today Amazon announced that that it has received 238 proposals from “cities and regions in 54 […]

Record Apartment Building-Boom Meets Reality: First CRE Decline Since The Great Recession

By Wolf Richter of WolfStreet Even the Fed put commercial real estate on its financial-stability worry list. No, the crane counters were not wrong. In 2017, the ongoing apartment building-boom in the US will set a new record: 346,000 new rental apartments in buildings with 50+ units are expected to hit the market. How superlative […]

Malls Swap Retailers For Gyms And Restaurants In Last-Ditch Bid For Survival

With a record 8,640 retail stores expected to close in 2017, American malls are desperate to draw in customers as America’s retail apocalypse leaves them littered with empty store fronts. Now, some are experimenting with a model that worked for some movie theaters: Invest in restaurants and popular amenities like rock-climbing walls to sell customers […]

“The Retail Bubble Has Now Burst”: A Record 8,640 Stores Are Closing In 2017

        “Thousands of new doors opened and rents soared. This created a bubble, and like housing, that bubble has now burst.”         – Richard Hayne, Urban Outfitters CEO, March 2017 The devastation in the US retail sector is accelerating in 2017, and in addition to the surging number of brick and mortar […]

Financial Anarchy

Submitted by Douglas Terry via Alhambra Investment Partners, The Federal Reserve left interest rates at 0 after their 2 day policy meeting this week. Less concerning, they lowered the forecast for future rates. We have red and green street lights. Why? Because society finds it beneficial that people using our streets aren’t speeding through an intersection […]

ZeroHedge: “We Are Extremely Over-Retailed” Picturing The Death Of America’s Malls

Be prepared for the next great transfer of wealth. Buy physical silver and storable food. Starting in the mid-1990s, "the mall genie was out of the bottle," says one mall analyst, "and it was never going to come back." While about 80% of the country’s 1,200 malls are considered healthy (vacancy rates of 10% or […]

ZeroHedge: The “Peak Bubble” Deal Is Back: Stuy Town To Be Sold Again

Be prepared for the next great transfer of wealth. Buy physical silver and storable food. Stuyvesant Town, Manhattan's largest 'rental community', is back on the block as Bloomberg reports Fortress is preparing a $4.7bn bid for the apartmenet complex whose last 'failed' deal came to epitomize the lax lending based on unrealistic projections of future […]

ZeroHedge: Hot Air Hisses Out Of Housing Bubble 2.0: Even Two Middle-Class Incomes Aren’t Enough Anymore To Buy A Median Home

Be prepared for the next great transfer of wealth. Buy physical silver and storable food. Wolf Richter   www.testosteronepit.com   www.amazon.com/author/wolfrichter As home prices have soared in cities around the country, sales have cratered. The weather has been blamed, though the weather has been gorgeous in California where sales have crashed too, even in temporary boom town […]

ZeroHedge: Scramble To Exit Housing Market Peaks With “American Homes 4 Rent” IPO Pricing At 44% Discount

Be prepared for the next great transfer of wealth. Buy physical silver and storable food. Two months ago we first observed the scramble by various hedge funds, in this case Blue Mountain, to take advantage of the peak sentiment in housing, and specifically rental housing (which just hit an all time high as reported previously) […]

ZeroHedge: The REAL Reason Housing Prices Have Skyrocketed

Be prepared for the next great transfer of wealth. Buy physical silver and storable food. Preface: In Part 1, we showed that mortgage applications are down, and it is really institutional investors driving the housing boom. Part 2 explains why. Housing prices have boomed because: (1) Lenders are artificially keeping vacant houses off of the […]