Catch Chip Case in Boston - Credit, Debt and the US Economy

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Destiny Real Estate Cambridge, MA

Realtors in the Greater Boston area jump at the chance to hear Karl Case, or "Chip" as he's known, speak about the economy and the real estate market.  He's a Professor of Economics at Wellesley College and cofounder of the Case-Shiller index that tracks changes in real estate prices. 

Tomorrow night, Thursday, March 26th, we'll have the opportunity to hear Chip Case as part of a talk at the Ford Hall Forum in Boston.  The Ford Hall Forum began in 1908 and is the oldest free public lecture series in the United States.  Over the decades an amazing array of important and influential figures in many fields have spoken at the Forum. This week's lecture will be of particular interest to real estate agents and mortgage professionals.

On Thursday, Karl Case and William Apgar, Senior Advisor for Mortgage Finance at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, will speak about

The End (or a New Beginning?) for the American Dream: Credit, Debt, and the US Economy

It's worth checking out the Forum's website (the link is above) because there are links to some very interesting articles on related topics including an interview with Elizabeth Warren, another one of my local favorites who writes, teaches, and lectures about debt and bankruptcy. The site's archives has videos of earlier lectures so I hope that this one will eventually be available to view online too. 

Several of us from my office will be heading into Boston tomorrow night. Hope to see you there!

When: Thursday, March 26, 2009 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm

Where: C.Walsh Theatre, Suffolk University, 55 Temple Street, Boston, MA

The lecture is free and open to the public.

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Lara O'Keefe
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Elizabeth, I hope you enjoyed it. Please blog about the results so we can all benefit from their expertise.

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Elizabeth Bolton
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Thanks Lara! Good idea.  It was interesting - clearly Boston area realtors aren't members of the Ford Hall Forum (and they should be - or at least on the mailing list - it's an awesome organization) because in looking around at the audience (far smaller than I anticipated) it seemed that the six agents from my office were the only agents there.  The last time Chip Case spoke to realtors in  Boston there must have been a couple hundred of us and we paid $35!!  This was a great opportunity -and a two-fer to boot.  I'll have to gather my notes for a post.

Liz

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