Category: Predictions

Not clairvoyance, just logic

1 August, 2011 (11:21) | Demographics, Economics, Foreclosure, Housing, Predictions, Programs, Rental, Subprime, US News |

By: David A. Smith   It’s not clairvoyance if what you foresee is simply the exercise of logic in a difficult situation.   I foresee Venkman hitting on his female subjects   To get the American economy moving again, we must among other things increase the total number of American households, and to do that, […]

Month in Review, March 2011

20 May, 2011 (10:08) | Admin, Apartments, Brokers, Cities, Demographics, Markets, Month in review, Municipal Finance, New New Orleans, Predictions, Speculation, US News |

By: David A. Smith   [Previous Months in Reviews available here: [Feb 11, Jan 11.]   The month’s highlight was my unequivocal prediction, bold or foolish as it will prove to be, that we have reached the hard bottom:   Make it so?   The US single-family residential market has hit bottom.  You read it […]

And later neatly stumbled over

22 February, 2010 (12:05) | Bankruptcy, California, Predictions, State, US News |

By: David A. Smith   Our choicest plans have fallen through Our airiest castles tumbled over Because of lines we neatly drew And later neatly stumbled over Piet Hein, Grooks, On Problems   Don’t do this …   “If you think this country’s in bad shape,” sang Rufus T. Firefly in Duck Soup, “just wait […]

Month in Review January, 2010: Part 2, groping among the trees

19 February, 2010 (09:27) | Estates Taxes, Legislation and policy, Month in review, Predictions, Speculation, US News |

[Continued from yesterday's Part 1.]   By: David A. Smith   [A full year's Month in Review available here: Dec 09, Nov 09, Oct 09, Sep 09, Aug 09, Jul 09, Jun 09, May  09, April 09, Mar 09, Feb 09, Jan 09.]   In January, aside from one little post about the invisible delights […]

Month in Review January, 2010: Part 1, seeing the forest

18 February, 2010 (10:49) | Essential posts, Legislation and policy, Month in review, Predictions, Speculation, US News |

By: David A. Smith   [A full year's Month in Review available here: Dec 09, Nov 09, Oct 09, Sep 09, Aug 09, Jul 09, Jun 09, May  09, April 09, Mar 09, Feb 09, Jan 09.]   A blog is pointillist – sparkly bits of insight (we hope) collected by the roving eye of […]