Casey Serin is an Uzbekistan-born American blogger and a former real estate investor. In a newspaper article, USA Today called him the “poster child for everything that went wrong in the real estate boom”. Born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Serin immigrated to the United States in 1994. After graduating from high school, Serin bounced from job to job, generally working in website design. However, in his early twenties, Serin decided to quit working full-time in order to pursue a career in house flipping as a means of earning an income and building wealth. In an eight-month period beginning in October 2005, Serin purchased eight houses in four southwest U.S. states, and then began blogging about the foreclosure process on the properties he was unable to resell. In time, five of the eight properties foreclosed. The dubious nature of Serin’s real estate transactions, coupled with his subsequent blogging about the affair, have led to Serin’s name becoming strongly associated with the subprime mortgage crisis.
13 Jun 2022