All posts in " Real Estate "

Real Estate Speculation – Boom – Bust – Just Insanity

By admin / April 18, 2017

QUESTION: Hi Marty, Thank you for this blog post. I understand your position but what if you find yourself as I do with real estate being the MAJORITY of your portfolio? What then? I follow your blog and I learned that mortgages in Canada are only 10 year mortgages and the exchange rate is favorable right […]


Why Real Estate Should NEVER be the Majority of Your Portfolio

By admin / April 13, 2017

COMMENT: Mr. Armstrong, I believe you may be the only person who has identified this trend in government others are just starting to see. Here in New Brunswick in Canada, they have raised everyone’s property taxes claiming you did some sort of improvement when you did not. This is just fraud. You are correct. This just […]


Vacation Real Estate – Always at the Bottom of the List

By admin / April 6, 2017

QUESTION: I understand that when people lose confidence in government that equities, precious metals and real estate will rise in value. Looking at real estate, will vacation rental properties also rise in value? RM ANSWER: Generally speaking, vacation properties will not fair as well as basic properties in a reset only because people contract in their […]


Confidence in Real Estate Crashes in Australia

By admin / March 22, 2017

The rush of foreign capital that has caused real estate in major cities to soar coming out of China has hit Australia, Canada, and the USA. The laws against foreign ownership in Australia have been the harshest in the world. They have confiscated property owned by foreigners and are forcing it to be sold at losses. […]


Are Cycles Universal or Regional?

By admin / March 20, 2017

QUESTION:  I have a question regarding cycles. You provide some very detailed, historic references showing why certain events are occurring now (again). Is there a disposition for something that occurred in the past to be destined re-occur for a particular region/country (i.e. Greeks abandoning property due to excessive taxation) because it happened once and now […]


Real Estate & the Financial Crisis

By admin / March 13, 2017

QUESTION: Hello Armstrong, Thank for you the great post “The Future – Putting it All Together”. It helps a lot to get a good overview, considering everything is connected. One question, you say “Real estate is nice for some part of a cash holding, but it is taxed to hold it and it is not liquid.” […]


Real Estate – the Faces of Buyers

By admin / March 12, 2017

QUESTION:  Dear Mr. Armstrong, as a daily reader of your blog I noticed the recent comment on the norweigian real estate market. You wrote that it was capital flight from the eurozone that made the prices go higher. Parking, not speculation, It seemed, in the light of everything, as a very natural development. As the […]


Merkel to Regulate Real Estate Loans

By admin / October 27, 2016

Merkel wants to regulate real estate loans in Germany. The Federal Government is planning to implement extensive regulations on real estate loans. Among other things, debtors will be required under certain circumstances to repay their loans within a given period. The Federal Government said on Monday that the draft law should be followed by recommendations […]


Real Estate Comes in Different Flavors

By admin / September 27, 2016

QUESTION: So i read your article ” Germany About to Raise Property Taxes Significantly “. It is really amazing to read such a piece. It shows me how important Correlations are. Im eager to learn and i hope i can educate myself by reading a book written by you. My question is, is it correct, that […]


Germany About to Raise Property Taxes Significantly

By admin / September 24, 2016

The greatest problem with real estate is you cannot pick up and leave. The Federal Council in Germany is planning to re-evaluate the approximately 35 million homes in Germany. It is now expected that the result is likely to be a significant increase in the property tax. Administrative expenses for the state fund-raising action is very significant and […]

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