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Don't Buy A House Where There Are Multiple Offers-A Real Bank Manipulation
Multiple Offers Could Be a Ponzi Scam
I live in Reno, NV. I have delved into the underbelly of the ponzi real estate market here. This real estate market was the victim of the massive ponzi lending bubble that ended with the credit crisis crash in late 2008/early 2009. Of course with new revelations about questioning the future of the 30 year mortgage, we have a much more problematic real estate decision making process as to the prudence of even taking on a mortgage. The following discussion will show why I believe you don't want to buy a house where there are multiple offers. This could be a ponzi scam.
With regard to the attempted continuation of the ponzi RE scam, I have found that the lowest priced houses, bargains if you will, all have multiple offers attached to them. That means that these houses, seemingly innocently advertised in all the real estate magazines, are actually off limits to the average buyer!
The fact that multiple offers can be made and taken off a property and placed upon another property means that these offers are bogus. While that may not be the case always, you have no idea because you have no access to knowledge regarding who you are bidding against! It is very possible that many of these offers do not exist at all. You could end up bidding against a ghost, with banks and realtors being involved in these scams, at your expense. You have to wonder why people are so hesitant to take out mortgages these days.
Recently, some states are trying to manipulate the housing markets by law. At the time of this writing I don't know how this effort will turn out but read this from my blog:
"Listen up homebuyers, these four states, Nevada, Maryland, Missouri and Illinois are considering laws to eliminate distressed sales from appraisals in determining house values. This is just plain fraud, and house buyers will either get screwed by this law or they will boycott housing. It is time to boycott mortgages and the TBTF banks anyway, but if you are going to buy, keep an eye out on these laws which are just legalized fraud and a scam against buyers. These states need to wake up and quit thinking they are Bernanke and quit tinkering with the markets! Eliminating true price discovery is criminal. But I guess that is what politicians and banksters do these days. Don't buy anything because it is all manipulated!"
And will these little scams pave the way for easy money lending once again? If prices are inflated will easy money loans make the banksters rich? Our leaders are fools. While there could be another bubble, it can't be as massive as the last one in housing because of fear. People are afraid. Unless people are too young to remember, it is tough to blow these kind of bubbles quickly even if the banksters and the Fed want them.
Certainly, with loan guarantees for all mortgages, as Wells Fargo, the IMF and Bernanke want, there could be another bubble, and that is clearly the goal of securitization. The models using securitization, originate to distribute loans, and the "risk management" of off balance sheet hiding of toxic loans were bogus from the start. Don't forget that. It is bogus to hide loans and then call it "risk management". The banksters knew that Enron and others failed for that very reason, yet they went ahead with the plan to establish this bubble certain to fail two full years after Enron failed! For more please get ahold of my popular Ebook, Ponzi Housing Scheme 21st Century on Amazon.
Until these multiple offer scams go away, which may be never, there are some ways to get around the fraud. Here are a few:
1. Do not play the game, and bid only on a house with no competition. This is the safest way to avoid being burned.
2. Buy under your means. If that means buying a condo or a manufactured home, instead of a freestanding house, then do it. You will be happier not being shoehorned into a budget that is difficult for you to maintain.
3. Pay cash if you can. If you can't, and you live in a nice rental, then rent and invest the difference between the amount you pay for rent and what you would have to pay to buy.
4. Don't trust anyone in the financial community. Never has fraud been more rampant and more uncovered and proven!
5. Do not, I repeat, do not become emotionally involved in the house you are purchasing. It is shelter, and nothing more. Fall in love with it after it is yours. Not before.
6. Stick with your original offer and do not bid with anyone.
7. If you are not allowed to purchase a house that later gets sold for less in a short sale, report the realtor to the police. This is a scam. Not that the banks don't deserve a little of their own medicine but this makes it impossible for you to get the home you want and interferes with fair commerce.
Bogus Bid Scam Revealed!
- Toronto News: The secret\'s out on phantom bids - thestar.com
The incoming head of the Toronto Real Estate Board has come out swinging against phantom bidding tactics after denying they even existed when she ran for the job three months ago.
Fight Back Against Fake Bidding Wars with VRM
- Verify this! Can VRM help regulate “blind” bidding wars? | Real Estate Cafe
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Sounds Like a Bunch of Hype to Me.
A Lesson From Philip Davis of Seeking Alpha
While I have contributed a few articles to Seeking Alpha, clearly the great intellect of others is something I gain from. We all need to be smarter. Anyone interested in real estate should read this from Phil Davis, a very astute observer of markets:
The landowners play a long game since they start the game with money and can afford to be patient (like poker). They keep available land scarce and drive up the prices, and they drive up demand by lending money (to buy their own properties) until the value reaches a point at which they begin to dump land on the open market, which then decreases the price and drives the borrowers to default. At the same time they stop lending money, meaning no new buyers will come on the market at which point the peasants who need to sell their land are totally screwed and are forced to lose substantial amounts - often their life savings - in order to get out of the constant debt burden of home ownership. Once the properties crash back to very low levels, the Barons (who still won’t lend to others to keep out competition) begin to confiscate what properties they can and buy back the rest. Once they have their land back - they begin the cycle again. Isn’t capitalism great?!?
My concern about this Debeers type of market control is that it isn't diamonds we are talking about, but shelter, a basic human need. lt is immoral for big banks to hurt the average consumer with ponzi housing, causing defaults, then steal from the government and taxpayers so that they can be solvent enough to foreclose on everyone, and get the property back for free. Their only fear is the value of the property after they obtain it back. And so this is why these banks have been stalling and allowing folks to live rent free.
As prices stabilize (although we may face another downturn) the banks will start massively foreclosing and getting their property back that was just lent to unsuspecting mortgage borrowers who never really owned the property and are ruined. Kind of makes you sick to your stomach as we think of people like Jamie Dimon being so cutthroat and being so deserving of jail. Boycott the 30 year mortgage. Don't play the game!
Possible Evidence of Multiple Offer Real Estate Scam in Conjunction with Banks
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