Easy Money and the American Real Estate Ponzi Scheme: From Your Pocket to Theirs, the Insiders' View of the Great Housing Recession, and How It's Happ

Easy Money and the American Real Estate Ponzi Scheme: From Your Pocket to Theirs, the Insiders' View of the Great Housing Recession, and How It's Happ

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ISBN-13: 9781633933316
Publisher: Koehler Books
Publication date: 12/28/2016
Pages: 266
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

John Agostinelli has over 25 years of experience in the banking and real estate industries including work at the FDIC examining the causes of bank failure and managing foreclosures in several New England states. He is a real estate investor, speculation home builder and rehabilitates distressed properties. He is also a guest speaker, real estate expert witness, housing policy commentator and offers real estate investment and brokerage services.

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Chris Michaud is a 30+ year veteran of the real estate business as a real estate investor, broker and industry insider with some lobbying experience at the state and national level. He's a sought after guest speaker and author. He was a past state REALTOR President-elect, an investor coach and trainer of the RealInvest Profit System.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 4 Foreword-Trey Garrison 9 Introduction 13 Chapter One: Front Row Seats in the Age of Destruction 21 Chapter Two: What We Saw in Our Market 30 Chapter Three: The Real Estate Cycle 45 Chapter Four: Dysfunction Junction 51 Chapter Five: The Federal Reserve 71 Chapter Six: Malfeasance and Malpractice 77 Chapter Seven: Desperate Times, Disparate Measures 94 Chapter Eight: Politics as Usual 108 Chapter Nine: Too Big, So Bail? 130 Chapter Ten: Mission Creep 153 Chapter Eleven: Government-Sponsored High-Risk Mortgages 175 Chapter Twelve: The Fall Out 188 Chapter Thirteen: Other Forces Affecting Housing 204 Chapter Fourteen: Is Owning a Home a Good Financial Investment? 217 Chapter Fifteen: Money Was Easy- The Lessons Are Hard 229 Chapter Sixteen: Parting Thoughts 241 Expert Interviews and Insights 246 about the authors 256 Appendix A 258

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