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 John T. Reed offers very valuable information and ratings on all the "real estate gurus", plus reviews of of books and seminars on "gurus" including Robert G. Allen, Wade Cook, Jay P. DeCima, Tony Hoffman, A.D. Kessler, Robert Kiyosaki (Rich Dad Poor Dad), Ron LeGrand, Albert Lowry, Marshall E. Reddick, Carleton Sheets, Donald Trump, Russ Whitney and many others.

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As ongoing subprime fears send bank shares plummeting, ousted Merrill Lynch and Citigroup chiefs take responsibility for the firms' $8.4 billion and $14.9 to $17.9 billion write-downs, respectively, and Congress mulls overhauling the mortgage-lending industry, the question on many lips remains: Is there a way out of this mess?

Yes, say some industry experts.

Among their recommendations: returning non-agency loans to the mortgage landscape, increased faith in real estate as a long-term investment and immediately cutting inventory.

In Pictures: Ten Ways To Solve The Housing Crisis

No doubt the housing market's troubled. But how to fix it? asked a range of housing experts to examine the largest lingering problems, the most misplaced assumptions and the best solutions.

One solution put forth by Congressman Lincoln Davis (D-Tenn.) involves expanding GSE (government-sponsored enterprises) securitization to rejuvenate lending, but to regulate it so that money doesn't flow to speculators and luxury developers.

"Artificially stimulating demand," says Glenn Kelman, CEO and president of Redfin, a Seattle-based Internet brokerage, "is what got us into trouble in the first place."

Instead, other factors such as job growth and restoring investor con

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 A recovery in housing? Not so fast.
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 Fixer-Uppers can be dreams or money pits: read how one couple is progressing with their first fixer-upper.
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 Home appreciation at a 10-year low.
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 Home loan demand plunges.
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 New-home sales gain more than expected.
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 Demand for commercial space has never been higher in the 20 years that Voit Commercial Brokerage in Anaheim has tracked office space. Voit puts vacancies at about 7.3 percent for the buildings it tracks.

As a result, investors across the country are eyeing the Orange County office market, with many rushing to get a piece of the action here.
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 While in theory it's true that you can invest in real estate using IRA funds, in practice it becomes difficult. If you want to use the money in your IRA to buy real estate, you'll have to find an IRA custodian that will allow this type of investment.
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