Playing with the house's money is a dangerous game... Young Matt Whiteside has just landed the job of his dreams. Dressed to kill and running on pure ambition, he enters the ranks of mortgage-backed securities traders twice his age for one of the most prestigious firms. Life couldn't be sweeter. But the roller coaster has only just begun. Upon meeting Stephanie, an equally enterprising real estate appraiser, his dreams appear to be unstoppable. But unbridled love too often hides the truth in its shadow and not everything is as it appears.
As he discovers the wild world of real estate investment, experiencing a soaring financial wave never seen before, Matt is welcomed with open arms into a seductive arena almost too good to be true. When insatiable greed raises its ugly head, jealousy and betrayal follow quickly behind. In a moment of brutal clarity, his world shatters with the realization he is merely a pawn in someone else's wicked game. Just as quickly as it all began, the housing bubble begins to burst and his dreams slip through his fingers as he desperately struggles to hold on to a world that never really existed.
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The recent housing crash is unlike any we have experienced. Banks panicked, credit was frozen, and homeowners could not get out of underwater mortgages. As I watched family, friends and neighbors experience hardships created by the recession, I began to think of the millions of other people the recession must be affecting. Due to heavy involvement with Wall Street, bankers, homeowners and mortgage brokers, I had an overall view of these events and decided to weave them into an entertaining, intriguing, funny and informative fictional story. Thus, The House's Money was conceived. It has been a long, interesting journey. I hope you enjoy reading my books as much as I have enjoyed writing them.
With a degree from University of Southern California's School of Business in Real Estate Finance and Marketing, Owen Sullivan has attacked almost every corner of the real estate industry for over 35 years. From one tip of California to the other, he served as Senior VP for one of the largest builders in the country. In 1987, he ventured off to start his own company, developing and selling in excess of $300 million in real estate ventures. He is an avid football fan and spends his free time playing guitar, entertaining friends and cooking.
Owen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a double major in Real Estate Finance and Marketing, from the University of Southern California.
The House's Money is Owen's first novel.
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Descripción Authority Publishing, 2012. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P111935953354