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Case /Shiller House Price Index
By FunTime   11 comments, latest 6 months ago:
Call it Crazy says

By FunTime   posted 7 months ago: These are loans on properties about enter foreclosure, and the folks buying them are basically doing salvage work, grabbing somewhat higher yields while betting on recovering some percentage of face value.

Case Shiller April 2014
By FunTime   posted 9 months ago: People still remember how much their houses were worth in 2006 and will keep seeking those prices until they either get them or are forces to settle for less due to retirement or other...

A billionaire could buy all the houses in your city
By FunTime   10 comments, latest 9 months ago:
bgamall4 says Quigley says 2) shelter must be available I am starting to believe the uber rich don't care about that.

Case Shiller graphs showing a short term trend toward price decline
By FunTime   3 comments, latest 10 months ago:
E-man says No doubt. If history is any indication, the rate of increase should be muted this year. My guess is mid single digit. Looking at the index for the 20 cities, I wonder why...

Housing Recovery a sham
By FunTime   1 comment, latest 11 months ago:
smaulgld says Here is a chronicle of the false housing recovery of 2013

1 in 4 House Buyers Regret Buying
By FunTime   22 comments, latest 11 months ago:
RentingForHalfTheCost says swebb says Think of how many people lost their shirt in the downturn... Not enough apparently, because many more are making the same mistake now. How quickly we forget.

The homeownership society is clearly over.
By FunTime   29 comments, latest 11 months ago:
APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch says Dan8267 says Lincoln was flipping log cabins when he wasn't fighting vampires. Right on.

Robin Williams selling smile house for $29 900 000
By FunTime   2 comments, latest 11 months ago:
Bellingham Bill says 630 acres! Nice having a square mile of such primo (and productive) land!

House Sellers Won't Sell Because Selling Doesn't Make Sense
By FunTime   posted 11 months ago: Low inventory is another problem, as not enough Americans are putting their homes on the market this year. It turns out too many Americans feel they can't afford to stick a "for sale" sign...

San Francisco rents are high!
By FunTime   11 comments, latest 1 year ago:
FunTime says E-man says That's over $1M worth of gains/equity. Congrats ducky. So you're saying when you work, you get money? These get rich renting places ideas are an example of too good to be...

Case Shiller Home Price Indices
By FunTime   12 comments, latest 1 year ago:
iwog says August 30, 2012 Case Shiller Home Price Indices marco says It's time to play the music October 8, 2012 A housing market on the mend marco says It's time to play the music...

Quirky Trend Could Save You From Buying the Wrong House
By FunTime   6 comments, latest 1 year ago:
Dan8267 says The American way to try a home before buying it is to take out a negatively amortizing liar loan for ten times what the house is worth, arrange a kickback with the seller,...

By FunTime   6 comments, latest 1 year ago:
Call it Crazy says FunTime says I find it amazing that median net worth is so low. That is the primary indicator that both people who own houses and people who rent have committed to...

JP Morgan Chase asked to pay-up for mortgage shenanigans
By FunTime   1 comment, latest 1 year ago:
Blurtman says Dillinger asked to return money to banks.

New rules will reinforce conservative house lending - SFGate
By FunTime   5 comments, latest 1 year ago:
thomaswong.1986 says FunTime says OMG! I can't believe what I'm reading, but knew it had to be this way. "The 43 percent debt-to-income ratio could be a hindrance in the Bay Area. Jay Voorhees, a...

Price reductions indicate SF buyers may have more power than they think
By FunTime   6 comments, latest 1 year ago:
iwog says SJ says well let us hope prices drop substantially then we can indeed make iwog change his stupid white crane icon to a golden turkey! Don't prices have to stop going up before...

U.S. single-family housing starts, permits show recovery on track
By FunTime   posted 1 year ago: Reuters) - Groundbreaking for U.S. single-family homes rose in August and permits for future construction hit a five-year high, pointing to resilience in the housing market recovery in the face of higher mortgage rates.

By FunTime   posted 1 year ago:

444 Arkansas St, San Francisco, CA 94107 - Zillow
By FunTime   posted 1 year ago: This bit is interesting from the more info section: Zillow predicts Potrero Hill home values will increase 6.7% next year, compared to a 7.1% rise for San Francisco as a whole. Among Potrero Hill...

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