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Mortgage Applications Fall 27 Percent: Shills Sweat In Quiet Desperation

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And be careful listening to Mr. Schiller claiming that "this might not be a bad time to buy." Oh really? What happens to real estate valuations when - not if - rates go up? You don't buy things that are subject to financing when borrowing costs are low - you buy them when those costs are high! Why? Because it's the only way you can profit from capital appreciation linked to financing expense. When financing expense rises the capital value of an asset that is commonly financed falls. This is finance 101 - something you should have been taught in High School and would have been, if it wasn't literally "High School" and instead was a place where you were expected to learn the skills necessary to succeed in life. Incidentally, being rooked by this sort of "advice" is exactly what happened to all those bubble buyers who listened to Alan Greenspan in 2003 and ran out to buy - they too bought into the premise that "with historical low rates it's a great time to buy a house - with an ARM!" A few years later the tears were theirs and Greedscam skates, rather than being held to account for his terrible and in fact wealth-destroying advice.

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