Monday, March 16, 2009

My review of "The Great Housing Bubble" now online




My book review of "The Great Housing Bubble" by Lawrence Roberts is now online at Inman News. From the review:

Besides working at his day job as a planning and development consultant in Orange County, Calif., author Lawrence Roberts regularly moonlights as the chief blogger for The Irvine Housing Blog. The book arose from Roberts' experience as a blogger and from the many reader comments he received while blogging.

If you're looking for a cheery and breezy "Housing Bubble Explained for Dummies," this isn't the book for you, nor would that even serve its purpose. What's compelling about it is that the author has a background in real estate that's far removed from the sales process, so he's able to step back and provide the sort of unemotional, macroeconomic overview that seems quite atypical for a guide to investing in real estate.

Of course, that makes perfect sense considering his master's degree in land development from Texas A&M University, which runs a well-respected real estate department.

Click here for full review.

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