Open Forum (11/17-11/23)

Posted by Dave Fratello on Monday, November 17th, 2008 at 6:24am.

Normally we uncork a bottle of Open Forum for Monday, but it seems the newest "Weekend Opens" feature just started to take on that role. Comments and flames ran hot and heavy, and far afield from the selected homes.

There must be something in the air.

One of the gems that came out of the storm of comments was a link to a new story by writer Michael Lewis (author of Liar's Poker and Moneyball) for Portfolio.com, titled simply, "The End" (click story title to read).

The rather long, personality-driven piece offers some great insider perspective from folks who were horrified about how this house of cards got built – but found ways to profit as it started to flame out. Worth a read.

Also, early this week MBC will post some new median price data for MB SFRs through the end of the 3rd Qtr. 2008.

As always, please use this week's "Open Forum" thread for news clips, off-topic questions & discussions of (virtually) any nature. And keep it clean.
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