When will residential real estate hit bottom?


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Please do not comment about your local real estate market. Nationwide, when and why do you think residential real estate will bottom out and begin to rebound to the point where prices not only stabilize but actually begin to appreciate?

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  1. RayAmerica


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    917   7:42pm Thu 5 May 2011   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike  

    Attention Iwog .... it's now official. Housing has dipped below 2009 nationally. I guess you were wrong after all (as if we didn't know).

    http://www.cnbc.com/id/42904204

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    918   6:00pm Fri 27 May 2011   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike  

    Iwog is taking a break. He'll be back when prices start rising again. Guaranteed.

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    919   6:35pm Fri 27 May 2011   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike  

    i noticed bulls on other RE forums are posting less or gone entirely.

    they were around for years and poof, suddenly gone.

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    920   6:37pm Fri 27 May 2011   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (2)   Dislike  

    Sometime after cannibal anarchy sets in and America dissolves into a couple of thousand theocratic fiefdoms, like sometime after 2350.

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    921   8:19pm Fri 27 May 2011   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike (1)  

    MyPunanyIsBiggerThanYourPunany says

    i noticed bulls on other RE forums are posting less or gone entirely.
    they were around for years and poof, suddenly gone.

    That's because the bulls have all bought houses and have moved on to bigger and better...so a once a month read here is all that is interesting.

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    922   2:27am Sat 28 May 2011   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike  

    SubOink says

    MyPunanyIsBiggerThanYourPunany says

    i noticed bulls on other RE forums are posting less or gone entirely.

    they were around for years and poof, suddenly gone.

    That’s because the bulls have all bought houses and have moved on to bigger and better…so a once a month read here is all that is interesting.

    no.

    they had already owned houses when they joined the forums so that's not it; and they were around for years regularly posting about how housing was a great investment.

    i suspect, instead, even they started to realize housing isn't the amazing investment they were bragging about.

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    923   6:38am Sat 28 May 2011   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (2)   Dislike  

    MyPunanyIsBiggerThanYourPunany says

    i suspect, instead, even they started to realize housing isn’t the amazing investment they were bragging about.

    Agreed. Hard to keep claiming housing prices are going up or that the bottom was two years ago when every month is a new post-bubble low.

    Maybe they aren't posting these days because they sink every penny in their bloated, underwater mortgages and can't afford an Internet connection:)

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    924   8:28am Sat 28 May 2011   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

    klarek says

    Hard to keep claiming housing prices are going up or that the bottom was two years ago when every month is a new post-bubble low.

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    925   10:04am Sat 28 May 2011   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

    Realestate will recover as soon as the jobs return and excess inventory including shadow inventory is exhausted. My guess is 2013 to 2014 we will see small appreciation.

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    926   10:14am Sat 28 May 2011   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike  

    Krazzykelly says

    will recover as soon as the jobs return

    Nada. Jobs with pay that supports the bubble prices and even that is not enough, we need to see return of some kinda exotic loans, of course backed by tax payers.

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    927   12:24pm Sat 28 May 2011   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike  

    Krazzykelly says

    Realestate will recover as soon as the jobs return

    This is the mistake the Obama economic-political team made in early 2010, that the jobs "would return" like the butterflies of Monterey.

    They were even seeing the census-driven hiring as a forward indicator of job recovery. Idiots.

    The economy of 2006-2007 was receiving TWO TRILLION of private debt injection EACH year.

    http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/graph/?g=CZ

    Notionally, that's supporting FORTY MILLION $50,000/y McJobs.

    So yeah, dump $160B of new credit a month into the private economy and we'll see some broad consumer demand and hiring return.

    Otherwise, we're going to slip into cross-default hell, right where we were in late 2008 and early 2009.

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    928   12:34pm Sat 28 May 2011   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike  

    We need to get the jackboot of stalinist regulatory terrorism off of the throats of the financial services industry so that mortgage brokers can write yards of no-doc loans per minute and housing prices can double every week and America can return to prosperity!

    FREEDOM is on the march!

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    929   2:26am Mon 30 May 2011   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

    ChrisLA says

    you are right, exotic loans won’t exist unless taxpayers are on the hook for them.

    ChrisLA,

    You do realize that no option-ARMs or subprime loans with 2 year teaser rates had taxpayer backing right?

    Do you care at all about reality?

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    930   9:33am Mon 30 May 2011   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

    thomas.wong1986 says

    Or when people learn how to make a deal. Ever watch “Pawn Stars” on history channel. Some guy waltz into a pawn store and thinks he can get $10K for some item. The owner laughs and says “not gonna happen, but I will give you $$2K for it”.

    http://www.history.com/shows/pawn-stars/videos/no-stolen-goods#the-art-of-the-deal

    Hey Thomas -- love Pawn Stars!

    Have you ever seen "real estate intervention"? Basically the show is premised on the idea that sellers are priced wayyyy too high...and the intervention guy (Mike Aubrey) has to convince them (by showing comps, local prices, etc.) to drop their prices. He can be pretty harsh. :) Really a great show on seller psychology:


    http://www.hgtv.com/real-estate-intervention/show/index.html

    Usually I hate hgtv shows b/c they seem to be in bed with realty industry, but this one is great...

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    931   9:39am Mon 30 May 2011   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

    That is a good show, probably the only one on that dumb channel that I enjoy. It is fun to watch people wake up from their delusional fantasies, and hear the sort of bizarre shit they use to form their mentality (this house/street/town is special, etc). I also like it cuz it is in my area, and there are TONS of ppl here who think it is still 2006.

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    932   9:43am Mon 30 May 2011   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (2)   Dislike  

    My Realtor told me it is 2006 - and it's never been a better time to buy.

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    933   4:08pm Tue 31 May 2011   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

    It appears to me that:

    1. Most/All of 'Flyover' is at 1990's prices. AZ,NV, stockton, palmdale, etc.

    2. Coastal CA is at 2000 or 2003 prices depending upon distance from jobs and how ghetto that area is.

    3. THEREFORE it appears Coastal CA may in fact be following the lead o flyover down.

    We are possibly headed for 1996 prices 5 years from now. It takes forever because the Feds have added 3-5 years to drag out the crash with HAMP,TARP, Loan Mods, cash for clunkers, cash for homes, etc and on an on.

    The broke ass/underemployed squatters will eventually move to Vegas or Phoenix for the cheap rent. They won't be replaced by immigrants due to no jobs here. Also elderly cashing out is a LONG term drag.

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    934   5:04pm Tue 31 May 2011   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike  

    In ten years, we will be back at 1972 pricing.

    Then the oil runs out.

    Food becomes 100x more expensive before it vanishes.

    Then.

    Cannibal anarchy.

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    935   5:04pm Tue 31 May 2011   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

    I have read a few books that I tend to agree with (on a general level) and they are 'The Devil Takes the Hind Most', 'The Great Depression Ahead', and another that was about the stock market and that one escapes me right now. I think the economic chaos hasn't even begun yet. The following needs to occur before the housing market will stabilize...much less appreciate for any extended duration (a two-year of appreciation at minimum):
    - Unemployment must decrease to below ~5%
    - The many millions of bad home loans must be resolved
    - Government entities (cities, municipalities, etc) need to go belly-up and re-establish (i.e. City of Bell, Compton, and maaaaaany others I'll bet).

    My guess is we won't see stability til 2017. Really, my guess is the US housing market will become much like so many other developed countries. The majority of the middle class will need to resort to living with family and eventually inheriting a house because they will not have the means to buy on their own. I am a Realtor and the last three buyers have had to get (significant) help from family to buy a home here (in Southern California).

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    936   4:45am Sun 8 Apr 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike  

    What is really scare me is that Ben Bernanke keeps saying that no double recession during his watch?
    He will print money to save it.

    Now ALL banks will stop lending and get more free money.

    We will get a double recession, and the second one will be as big as first.

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    937   8:25am Sun 8 Apr 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

    xenogear3 says

    What is really scare me is that Ben Bernanke keeps saying that no double recession during his watch?
    He will print money to save it.

    What is really scary is the people who have been reading and following Patrick.net STILL have no idea what the Fed does.

    HINT: The Fed doesn't print money.

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    938   9:35am Sun 8 Apr 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

    He is printing money during a meeting.

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    939   9:53am Sun 8 Apr 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

    Nomograph says

    What is really scary is the people who have been reading and following Patrick.net STILL have no idea what the Fed does.

    &feature=related

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    940   8:07am Mon 9 Apr 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike (1)  

    Mr.Fantastic says

    When is Stockton ever a buy? I guess if I was a gang member of latino descent.

    In that case why buy at all. Just move into an abandoned foreclosure. There are whole blocks empty right now. Think of all the places to hide you stash.

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    941   8:23am Mon 9 Apr 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike (1)  

    We will hit bottom when realtor commissions are not percentage based anymore. There will be a time in my life, when I will tell my kids about an organization once called NAR and the story will sounds very Mafia. Instead of breaking someone's knees, though, they just broke the savings of good families. It couldn't happen at a faster rate to me.

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    942   12:34pm Tue 29 May 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

    Property taxes continue to rise at higher rates than inflation, in addition to the added burdens on towns to raise even more money because states are cutting costs and passing those expenses onto towns to fund themselves. The additional shadow inventory that is yet to hit the markets, the eventual rise in interest rates, growing student loan debts preventing 20 something's from buying until they become 30 somethings, and baby boomers just waiting to flood the markets and "cash-in" their homes to fund their retirements.

    There are so many downward forces that have yet to affect the markets, we aren't even close to the bottom outside of Prime-markets in the US. I'm targeting 2018-2020.

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    943   12:41pm Tue 29 May 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike (1)  

    FortWayne says

    To put it all in perspective, 1993 - everything was around 150-200.

    Than bubble happened everyone decided their house is worth 1 million+.

    bubble started going down, now everyone thinks their old shack is worth at least half a million or more. we got several years of this stupidity to go through before all the stupid money is out of real estate and finally back in economy producing something positive.

    Quality Auto Repair Since 1979

    So true.

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    944   12:50pm Tue 29 May 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (2)   Dislike  

    “2018-2020.” Ahhh are you insane??? I’ll never be able to hang that long--- my rentals are eating me alive… er I mean…
    HAHAHA! my Real Estate holdings will blossom into a DONALD TRUMP LIKE EMPIRE BY THEN while you pathetic renters wait forever to paint your walls any color you like!!! So sad.

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    945   1:01pm Tue 29 May 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

    Mr Duckhead,

    Tell us about the refrigerator box in the alley behind your office trailer in Concord you rent for $1000 per *month*!

    It is such an inspiration!

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    946   1:05pm Tue 29 May 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

    APOCALYPSEFUCK isFrank Sinatra says

    Mr Duckhead,

    Tell us about the refrigerator box in the alley behind your office trailer in Concord you rent for $1000 per *month*!

    It is such an inspiration!

    Well,it is like 200K fantastic one - with granite counter tops and rents for 2400/month - at least that's what the claim(boast) is!

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    947   2:56pm Tue 29 May 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike (3)  

    Rent4Ever says

    Property taxes continue to rise at higher rates than inflation, in addition to the added burdens on towns to raise even more money because states are cutting costs and passing those expenses onto towns to fund themselves. The additional shadow inventory that is yet to hit the markets, the eventual rise in interest rates, growing student loan debts preventing 20 something's from buying until they become 30 somethings, and baby boomers just waiting to flood the markets and "cash-in" their homes to fund their retirements.

    There are so many downward forces that have yet to affect the markets, we aren't even close to the bottom outside of Prime-markets in the US. I'm targeting 2018-2020.

    Ding... Ding... Ding... We have a Winner!!! Give the man a cigar!!

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    948   6:14am Mon 11 Jun 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike  

    RayAmerica says

    do you think residential real estate will bottom out

    When prices reach early 1990's levels.

    RayAmerica says

    actually begin to appreciate?

    Housing DEpreciates. Why would it magically stop depreciating and even more magically start going up?

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    949   8:00am Mon 11 Jun 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike (1)  

    You Lowlife says

    RayAmerica says

    do you think residential real estate will bottom out

    When prices reach early 1990's levels.

    RayAmerica says

    actually begin to appreciate?

    Housing DEpreciates. Why would it magically stop depreciating and even more magically start going up?

    In a free market it won't until price points hit reality. In our government ran economy it's going to be heavily manipulated until the wealthy cash out. Rich people play margins with real estate, and when things go down they either take losses, or wait for a bailout.

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    950   4:11am Sat 23 Jun 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

    xenogear3 says

    He is printing money during a meeting.

    That can be controlled and the prices inflated so easily its obvious. First only a GD fool would trade Gold for paper to begin with. I have over 300,000 dollars worth of gold. I bought in the 70s for 30,000. I'm not selling it to any gold dealer understanding what they are doing. Very few people understand gold. They think its like pork futures or rye. Gold is a simple thing. Iron and bauxite are just a precious. Whats contained in them is not very complicated to me. However most people don't understand. Whats being played now is a game for fools. Gold unlike cash is not a measurement of time. Money is time. Time that is measured to favor someone else. Gold really belongs where it is. Taken by people who are greedy. Who don't realize there the trail of their destruction begins.

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    951   12:12pm Sat 23 Jun 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike  

    Go Ask Alice says

    "When will residential real estate hit bottom?"

    Simple.

    When prices reach early 1990's levels, inflation adjusted. We're a very long way from that level.

    Prices Are falling.

    Word!

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    952   12:44pm Sat 23 Jun 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike  

    Never. We have entered the new age of contraction.

    The end of growth. A good thing since we have finite resources.

    But the economic pain, including a house slowly declining in value forever, is part of it.

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    953   1:13pm Sat 23 Jun 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike (3)  

    pazuzu says

    Never. We have entered the new age of contraction.

    The end of growth. A good thing since we have finite resources.

    But the economic pain, including a house slowly declining in value forever, is part of it.

    I believe there will be a bottom, we just ain't there yet.... Now, if I could find where I put my crystal ball, I would be happy to tell you when that will be....

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    12-22-12 shhh.

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    955   3:57pm Thu 19 Jul 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

    91604 (Studio City, CA) has 136 properties for sale. There are 527 Bank-owned properties in the same zip code. 527! And that's not even including delinquent borrowers. Studio City is a pretty ritzy area. I wouldn't look for a housing bottom anytime soon - MUCH LESS any appreciation.

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    956   4:09pm Thu 19 Jul 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike (2)  

    No one is going to buy into a losing proposition. So RE won't start to appreciate until it is worth it to buy into real estate.

    American RE market priced America out of it and hence you are seeing this prolonged slump. Slump of people who bought into it waiting for a bailout, dicking around with banks. And buyers obviously in no hurry to waste their money as there is no good reason to buy right now.

    On a positive note, at least capital won't be tied up in unproductive real estate flipping and might move into business ventures.

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