Monday, July 17, 2006

Episode 27: Interview with Ben Jones of the Housing Bubble Blog


Ben is one of the most prolific bloggers in the blogosphere. He posts several times a day, seven days a week, and often gets over 100 comments on his posts. Although he’s not a personal finance blogger, he covers a topic of great importance to everyone’s personal finances – the single family home real estate market. It’s a real hot button issue, and Ben’s a dedicated blogger, so I think you’ll find our conversation interesting.

Ben's Housing Bubble Blog: http://thehousingbubbleblog.com/

Ben's other blogs:
http://moneyandmetals.blogspot.com/

http://getforeclosures.blogspot.com/

Links to sites mentioned in the interview:
Patrick.net http://www.patrick.net/housing/crash.html

Professor Piggington http://www.piggington.com/

Salon.com http://www.salon.com/

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

great advice to all bloggers old and new. wow congrats on interviewing a celebrity in the blogospher. looking forward to future pod casts!

7:45 PM  
Blogger jmf said...

hello from germany

ben is great!

5.30 in the morning. wow!
10 hours a day?!

you are a hero.

7:26 AM  
Anonymous -Quentin said...

Wow....this was the third podcast show of yours I listened to and I have to say I am hooked.

I thought Ben had some very good insight, and I was shocked to hear that he thought deflation was the most probably outcome of our slide. I say this because this was my (initial and uneducated) analysis...and I have been steadily talked out of it by the people I know who tell me that deflation would be so horrible that we MUST never go there....that it would be either triple digit inflation or horrible dollar devaluation.....

I suppose all three would be horrible....here is my thought....the real slide will happen when we lose the first place slot as consumers. His is our "value add" to the rest of the world....when we lose that, they no longer need us as much, and they stop buying our bonds. (and the acceleration of the slide begins and turns into a washout)

I hope I am all wet behind the ears....for all our sakes.

7:50 PM  

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