Let me present your audience with this astonishing new evidence about the housing bubble and the financial crisis, and the effect these events had on real estate valuations. The housing bubble was local, but the housing bust has been national. Many widely held beliefs about the housing bubble, in hindsight, turn out to be wrong. There was never an overhang of supply. There was never a surge of unqualified homebuyers. A national credit crisis was imposed through public policy after 2007, and for those with access to capital, homes have been selling at a deep discount since then. Housing markets that appear to be vulnerable to volatility were really just exposed to a non-repeatable one-time shock. Markets that appear more risky are actually more safe than ever. Yields and potential capital gains are biased today in favor of investors and new buyers. A careful review of the evidence in housing markets over the last 20 years can provide investors with unique new insights about the best way to boost income in this greatly misunderstood asset class. See my slideshow and video for an introduction to the evidence behind this new view.