December 11, 2012
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) is reporting that thanks to foreign investors, the housing market is beginning to make a recovery. These non-American buyers have purchased $82 billion worth of US homes with $7 billion being Chinese and the second largest investors to the Canadians.
Chinese business owners and possibly government representatives are acquiring a large amount of American real estate with $2 billion in commercial properties in 2011.
The NAR also says that Japanese investors are “buying up America’s landmarks” which has been hailed as an “economic miracle”. The Japanese are interested in owning “high-priced hotels, golf courses, office buildings and condominiums.”
Since 1993, the Japanese have been able to assist the American investor in purchasing “distressed assets” (i.e. foreclosed real estate) by lowering the market values which created astronomically low purchase prices. Now the Chinese from Hong Kong are bringing their money to American shores, buying up properties at an alarming rate.
Canadian investment in US real estate has between 1994 to 1998 to 20.0% along with Germany and the Netherlands.
The NAR praises this boom in foreign investors are a conceptual move from traditional to non-traditional investing. New York is seeing an obvious increase in sales to foreign investors which as contributed to the increasing pace of real estate transactions; while not increasing the value of those properties.
CB Richard Ellis, global real estate advisory firm, asserts that foreign money flooding the US real estate markets means a 1.5% increase to Americans. As property in America is moved into the hands of Asian business-owners and government representatives large portions of New York City, Washington DC, Boston and San Francisco are disappearing from the control of Americans.
In the Miami and Fort Lauderdale areas of Florida 10% of client investors are foreign which accounts for 50% of their business transactions. This trend has been going strong since 2010.
This move is touted as an attempt to turn foreign currency from the implosion being committed in the Euro-Zone. And in protecting their ability to use their fiat currency, investing in hard assets (i.e. property, land) is ensuring the wealthy remain so regardless of whether or not fiat currencies are destroyed across the globe.
The Obama administration is pushing for auctions of foreclosed to foreign investors in bulk sales. The foreclosed properties held by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Housing Agency (FHA) are of the utmost importance to unload onto foreign investors. By setting the stage for easy money from foreign investors, Obama ensures that those investments are given a major return as more properties are given up for rent rather than resold.
The largest banks in the US, controlled by the technocrats are staunchly opposed to this move by Obama. They include:
• Wells Fargo
• JPMorgan & Chase Co
• Bank of America
Janet Seiberg of MF Global claims that these foreign investors are contributing billions of dollars to American housing markets and that this is “a great idea, and it’s one of the few things that we’ve heard in several years now that could really help housing in a meaningful way.”
Seiberg points out that Resolution Trust Corporation tried to liquidate real properties to stimulate the housing market – which was a scheme to put money into the pockets of their clients. Other distractions from the actual plot behind this move toward foreign money purchasing American property is purveyed by Morgan Stanley analysts who say that rental-trends have turned ownership of real property into “lower volatility and outsized returns vs. other major asset classes, even when accounting for the housing bubble and subsequent declines.”
Earlier this year, in cities like St. Paul Minnesota, Mayor John Zanmiller’s backed a law restricting the amount of rental space to no more than 10% in any given neighborhood. Zanmiller said in defense of this city action is his claim that, “ . . . Our concern is that Fannie and Freddie are going to start dumping bundles of properties. [Rental limits] ensure that there are not huge clusters of rentals popping up in one particular block or in one particular area of the city.”
The city officials justify this action as claiming the rental numbers bring the property values down. Opponents say there have not been any studies to prove this fact; that city officials are discriminating against the rental community. A 2003 study conducted by the Journal of Housing Research loosely alluded to a correlation between higher home ownership rates and higher home values, ye there was little to no mention of the causation being renters.
In 2008 our financial and monetary system completely collapsed. Since that time the technocrats have been “propping up the system” to make it appear as if everything was fine. In reality our stock market and monetary systems are fake; meaning that there is nothing holding them in place except the illusion that they have stabilized since the Stock Market Crash nearly 5 years ago.
Since this time, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in conjunction with FEMA and other federal agencies have been quickly working to set in place their directives of control under a silent martial law.
The cause for the bailout of the banks was a large sum of cash needed quickly to repay China who had purchased large quantities of mortgage-backed securities that went belly-up when the global scam was realized. When China realized that they had been duped into buying worthless securitized loans which would never be repaid, they demanded the actual property instead. The Chinese were prepared to send their “people” to American shores to seize property as allocated to them through the securitized loan contracts.
To stave this off, the American taxpayers were coerced by former President Bush and former US Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson. During that incident, the US Senate was told emphatically that they had to approve a $700 billion bailout or else martial law would be implemented immediately. That money was funneled through the Federal Reserve Bank and wired to China, as well as other countries that were demanding repayment for the fraudulent securitizations.
To further avert financial catastrophe, as well as more debt or property seizure threats by the Chinese, the Euro was imploded there by plunging most of the European countries into an insurmountable free-fall for which they were never intended to recover.
All the money that those banks claimed they needed to avert collapse was also sent to the Chinese to add to the trillions of dollars lost during the burst of the housing bubble on the global market.Add This to Technorati Faves