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Real Estate 360 Live With Louis Cammarosano 7/9/12

On Monday July 2, 2012, Louis Cammarosano, General Manager of HomeGain, was a guest on the Real Estate 360 Live radio show on The Big Talker 1580 WHFS AM, hosted by Ryan Sloper.

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Part 1 (15:51)

Ryan reviews the unemployment numbers. Louis notes that people are looking to central planing and stimulus QE1 and QE2 to solve economic problems rather than the free market. Louis notes that printing money just adds to the money supply and causes inflation. Louis notes that because interest rates are lower people put their money in the stock market causing the stock market to go higher and making people believe that the economy is better. Companies also buy back their shares instead of investing their cash which also raises stock values. Louis notes that an economy grows from investing savings not from borrowing money to buy things. Ryan notes John Williams San Francisco Fed President’s remarks that predict a stronger dollar low inflation and high unemployment. Louis notes that increasing taxes will harm the economy as it will not go towards deficit reduction but towards more spending. Louis notes that if government spending were cut, the private sector would get that capital and allocate it more efficiently than the government. Louis notes a recent survey where a majority of people said they would take reduced government for a reduction in taxes. Ryan and Louis discuss the recent government food stamp commercials. Louis and Ryan discuss the student debt issue and how it an high unemployment rates among young people will prevent them from buying homes.
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Posted by: Louis Cammarosano on July 17th, 2012 under HomeGain on Real Estate Radio, Louis Cammarosano on Real Estate Radio

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Real Estate 360 Live With Louis Cammarosano 7/2/12

On Monday July 2, 2012, Louis Cammarosano, General Manager of HomeGain, was a guest on the Real Estate 360 Live radio show on The Big Talker 1580 WHFS AM, hosted by Ryan Sloper.

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Part 1 (14:37)

Louis and Ryan discuss the Obama Care decision. Louis notes that the statute was upheld as a tax and notes some examples of how that precedent might impact other areas in the future. Louis notes that the Obama care law also contains a 3.8% tax on some real estate transactions.   Louis speculates that potential home sellers may choose not to sell to avoid the tax and may chose to rent out their residence.Louis discusses the 10th amendment and nullification. Louis and Ryan note that many people may decide that to pay the penalty instead of the insurance premiums and may also wait until they need the insurance and then buy insurance as they can be denied for preexisting conditions.Louis notes that the continued debate over Obama care will take attention away from the economy and the debt crisis. It will also draw employers attention away their businesses. Louis notes that the bill if presented as a tax today would not pass the current congress.

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Posted by: Louis Cammarosano on July 15th, 2012 under HomeGain, Louis Cammarosano on Real Estate Radio

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Real Estate 360 Live With Louis Cammarosano 6/18/12

On Monday June 18, 2012, Louis Cammarosano, General Manager of HomeGain, was a guest on the Real Estate 360 Live radio show on The Big Talker 1580 WHFS AM, hosted by Ryan Sloper.

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Part 1 (14:42)


Louis discusses the situation in Greece. Louis noted that the Greeks voted to keep the pub open well passed happy hour. Louis discusses the United States’ debt levels vs Greek debt levels. Ryan notes that the winning New Democracy party in the Greek elections said they are committed to a $300 billion bailout.

Louis notes that its like a person who is extremely drunk at a bar pronouncing that he is committed to doing 12 more shooters. Louis discussed how the Federal Reserve debases the currency.

Ryan notes that the Federal Reserve provided $4 trillion in loans to banks whose executives served as directors for the Federal reserve. Louis discusses fractional reserve banking.
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Posted by: Louis Cammarosano on June 21st, 2012 under HomeGain Radio, HomeGain on Real Estate Radio, Louis Cammarosano on Real Estate Radio

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Real Estate 360 Live With Louis Cammarosano 6/11/12

On Monday June 11, 2012, Louis Cammarosano, General Manager of HomeGain, was a guest on the Real Estate 360 Live radio show on The Big Talker 1580 WHFS AM, hosted by Ryan Sloper.

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Part 1 (14:33)


Ryan and Louis discuss the debt crisis in Europe and note the $100 billion bailout of Spain.

Louis and Ryan discuss plans that the European Union are considering to centralize the finances of the member states. Louis notes that investors have confidence when the sovereign can pay back the debt by printing money even though that has the impact of debasing the value of the payment and could be considered a partial default. Louis notes that higher interest rates put a restraint on sovereign spending.

Louis notes that bailouts only paper over the debt problem and predicts confidence will eventually be lost. Louis predicts eventually money will flow into gold and silver. Louis argues that gold and silver are not in a bubble.Louis discusses the potential impact of inflation on home values in the coming years.
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Posted by: Louis Cammarosano on June 20th, 2012 under HomeGain, HomeGain on Real Estate Radio, Louis Cammarosano on Real Estate Radio

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Real Estate 360 Live With Louis Cammarosano 6/4/12

On Monday June 4, 2012, Louis Cammarosano, General Manager of HomeGain, was a guest on the Real Estate 360 Live radio show on The Big Talker 1580 WHFS AM, hosted by Ryan Sloper.

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Part 1 (14:31)


Louis notes that the “flight to safety” still involves buying US Treasuries even though the US owes over $14 trillion and notes that the Fed will continue to do quantitative easing and keep interest rates low. Louis notes that even though this methodology can be viewed as “kicking the can down the road” and that road is a dead end, the markets seem to buy it.

Ryan notes that ten year treasury is at an all time low. Louis notes that rates in Germany are negative. Louis notes that Europe is considering an even stronger central bank bailout of Europe. Louis notes that in a debt driven economy, more and more debt needs to be layered on to keep the economy going. Louis notes ironically that investors take comfort that the Federal Reserve will continue to buy US debt based on money created out of thin air. Louis notes that once hyperinflation inflation hit, the printing press needs to go into overdrive and the game is over.

Louis notes that the Federal reserve has been able to maintain confidence in their ability to sustain confidence and to pay down the debt with more debt. Louis notes that once confidence is lost it is lost quickly. Louis notes that a 30 year low interest mortgage is a good bargain. Louis notes that rates are artificially low and therefore the low rates are a bargain. Louis notes that all currencies are tied to the US dollar so the US dollar acts as an anchor even though the US dollar is not backed by anything. Louis notes that the US went of the gold standard in 1971. Louis notes that people take comfort in the dollar just because.
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Posted by: Louis Cammarosano on June 16th, 2012 under HomeGain Radio, HomeGain on Real Estate Radio, Louis Cammarosano on Real Estate Radio

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Real Estate 360 Live With Louis Cammarosano 4/30/12

On Monday April 30, 2012, Louis Cammarosano, General Manager of HomeGain, was a guest on the Real Estate 360 Live radio show on The Big Talker 1580 WHFS AM, hosted by Ryan Sloper.

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Part 1 (15:27)

Louis and Ryan discuss Ben Bernanke’s recent comments relating to keeping interest rates low for an extended period of time.  Ryan notes that interest rates are kept low out of necessity to keep the US interest payment obligations from being too expensive. Louis  adds that low interest rates also help keep the banks solvent. Louis notes that the policy statements don’t refer to these two points but rather state that low interest rates are in place to help the economy and consumers.

Louis notes that low interest rates are not good for consumers as they create an environment that does not encourage savings, so people are almost forced to put their savings into the stock market. Low interest rates also encourage consumers to take on more debt which is good for banks and not necessarily good for consumers. Ryan notes that loans are not available to small businesses that want to take advantage of the low interest rates.

Louis notes that the Fed policy of keeping interest rates low is market manipulation as interest rates are not driven by the market. Louis notes that if one can take advantage of these artificially low interest rate and lock in a long term mortgage you can hedge your future shelter costs against future increases. Louis notes that food and energy are stripped out of the official inflation rate.

Louis notes that the only reason the Federal Government can continue to run up deficits is because the Federal Reserve purchases the debt and that the Federal Reserve purchases 61% of all US Treasury issuance. Louis notes the Fed buys the debt with money that they print out of thin air which devalues the dollar.

Louis notes that Paul Krugman believes  that the government should be borrowing more money, and the Fed should be printing more money to pay for the borrowing to help the economy, rather than encouraging savings and production. Louis notes that if printing money was the solution to economic woes, all countries would just print more and all economic problems would be solved.

Louis notes that wealth is not created from the production and spending of money but rather from the savings and investing of money and production. Ryan notes Ron Paul’s views on monetary policy. Louis notes that gold and silver hold their value.  Louis notes that Congress ceded their authority on money to the Federal Reserve, a private bank and also notes Congress has also ceded to the President certain war powers.

Louis notes that Ron Paul’s position is not to run the economy or regulate people’s lives but rather to let people and the economy sort themselves out. Louis notes that most politicians make promises to get elected and that its difficult to get elected without a scheme.

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Posted by: HG Blog Admin on May 11th, 2012 under HomeGain, HomeGain on Real Estate Radio

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