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One man's mortgage debt is an entire neighborhood's equity

By golfplan18   Follow   Tue, 22 Jan 2013, 11:14pm PST   351 views   1 comment
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Residential real estate is generally valued by comparable neighborhood sales. When a property sells for a new high price, it doesn’t just affect the value of that property, it impacts the value on all similar properties within a mile of the new sale. During the housing bubble, neighbors cheered each new higher comp because it added to their (illusory) net worth. With unrestricted access to equity with no-doc loans and 100% LTV HELOCs, everyone near a new high comp was basically given free money. The late arrivals all eagerly waited a greater fool to come along and buy at an...

PockyClipsNow   Wed, 23 Jan 2013, 10:11am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 1

The home equity wealth was no illusion unless my bank statements are fake. All u had to do was click the sell button and rent.

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