Articles filed under Quick Takes

Fun Little Branding Tool

Let’s take a break from examination of macroeconomic storm clouds and such. Because of a project I’m working on, I was introduced to this fun

Russia, Bank Reserves and Housing

This topic likely deserves far more detailed treatment. But I thought I’d park a couple of thoughts here, maybe to be revisited in the future.

Russia Gets Orangepilled

With the news that the West (particularly the US) has banned Russia and Russian banks from the SWIFT system, it seems fairly obvious that Russia

Housing… to the Moon!

CoreLogic released January home price numbers and… well… crypto ain’t the only thing going to the moon: Home prices nationwide, including distressed sales, increased year

Purchase Mortgages Plummet in Q4 of 2021

From Attom: Total mortgages drop at fastest pace in three years Banks and other lenders issued 3,266,907 residential mortgages in the fourth quarter of 2021.

A Healthy Housing Market?

According to Google Trends, consumer’s interest in learning about a potential “housing bubble” is back at its rolling 12-month high. Given my recent speculation about

Quick Take – March 1, 2020

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