I’m just a new homeowner who developed a slightly obsessive fascination with the real estate industry in the process. After purchasing my first home in August 2011, I started reading everything I could find about it.
This blog is devoted to looking at the U.S. real estate industry and government policies relating to housing with a critical eye. How effective are government policies supporting home ownership? Should the government even be promoting home ownership in the first place? Has the industry exerted undue influence on these policies and regulations? How does all of this affect homeowners, prospective homeowners, and even renters? Even if I can’t answer all (or any) of these questions definitely, I hope to shed some light on them as fairly and objectively as I can.