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The Secret Life of Real Estate and Banking Hardcover – March 1, 2009
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an economic forecasting service operating out of London and Melbourne. EIS is the world's foremost authority in the area of business, real estate and commodity cycles. Subscribers to the service are educated to the movements of these cycles in the economy, none more important than the real estate cycle.
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Often the general public are not very good at identifying experts; when it comes to real estate cycles, Phil Anderson or Fred Harrison are hard to beat.
Unfortunately many readers want to keep it a secret, these people will be happy to know that this book is unlikely to be in Oprah's book club so its contents are safe from the masses. It is around 450 pages, so take your time and study it. I suggest also using it as a reference to watch how Phil's wisdom unfolds into the future in a repetitive fashion.
After reading, you will be dumbfounded how economists have missed what Is taught in this book. Phil is masterful when it comes to demonstrating how to forecast and time downturns and whether its likely to be a minor or major one. More importantly, Phil provides essentials and nuances so you can learn to do it yourself. He exposes the true cause of major downturns and how the cause is still with us; hence we are sure to have another boom-bust.
Whether you are involved in property, banking or financial markets, this book is sure to become a classic in your library and one of the best investment you are likely to make. "The Secret Life of Real Estate and Banking" and Fred Harrison's works are the only books you really need on subject. They are also damn good reading; I own two copies to ensure I can pass this gift on to my children.
I loved this book!
History has a habit of repeating in very unpleasant ways. Buyer beware or perhaps beware of cycle tops.
If you've ever considered real estate as an investment, or are even buying a house just to live in, you must read this book.
The first half of the book provides an in depth history illustrating the real estate cycle.
I love history, so ate this up, but if you're not a history buff or have trouble getting into this part please persist.
It is vital you follow this portion to verify what you'll read in the second half of the book.
Just ignore the slightly creepy cover art; you need this book.
Read for: Definitive info on real estate cycles. http://www.unassumingreader.com
Well worth the read even if you have no intention of investing.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is the best real estate and investing book that you could ever buy.
Well written, researched and offers new material and insights into the land cycle that drives... Read more
Phillip Anderson is a master of his art. Not only in theory but far more importantly in the practical applications. J. GogosPublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
At some points, without an adequate background in this subject, I struggled. But that was of no consequence; the material is fascinating and the history, a set of amazing stories,... Read morePublished 6 months ago by SA Gamble
I wish I'd understood the contents of this book thirty years ago; we life would be very different now, I can assure you!Published 7 months ago by Peter Rintel
Absolutely essential reference info - for any serious investor... BG / ERT GroupPublished 11 months ago by Bill G.
Intellectually honest, rigorously researched, and well-written, The Secret Life of Real Estate and Banking is a seminal work in economic theory and history. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Sandra and Daniel Biskind