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When will residential real estate hit bottom?
by RayAmerica in #housing   954 comments, latest 5 years ago
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...

The 2013 housing market and my prediction for 2014
by iwog in #housing   578 comments, latest 3 years ago
Prices are going way up from here. This is going to be a well supported analysis of the current housing market conditions and the implications for the future. Please put...
Evil Buyers Display Extreme Cruelty to Distressed Sellers
by HARM in #housing   547 comments, latest 10 years ago
Sadistic, Greedy Buyers Toying with Sellers Like Cats with Prey* Copyright © 2007 UnReality Times®. All Rights Reserved. by David Lereah, Leslie Appleton-Young and John Karevoll As the alleged...
Double Dip
by HousingBoom in #housing   540 comments, latest 6 years ago
So did the double dip in housing begin? Why is everyone still bullish on housing?#housing
Someone Please Explain "Pocket Listings"
by Randy H in #housing   507 comments, latest 10 years ago
We've talked about so called "pocket listings" and the reasons this happens. But this is the first time I've witnessed one occurring first-hand, and I'm a bit confused. There's a...
I Was Thinking to Myself This Could Be Heaven or This Could Be Hell
by matt_walsh in #housing   451 comments, latest 12 years ago
Two years after signing a lease with a landlord who intended to never sell, he is selling. I have to choose whether to buy this 3 bdr / 1.5ba, 1450...
Jobs, jobs, jobs
by SP in #housing   444 comments, latest 10 years ago
It has often been said here that the only thing that will cause a drop in Bay Area housing prices is widespread job-losses. Perversely, this is actually also used...
Is the Fed trying to prick the bubble?
by Peter P in #housing   442 comments, latest 12 years ago
I suspect the Fed is behind much of the stories about reconsidering mortgage interest deduction. (If they were really serious about it, they would stop deductions on interest for second...

CRA caused the housing crash
by Honest Abe in #housing   436 comments, latest 7 years ago
YES, the "only" institutions which were regulated by CRA were large commercial banks, BUT that CREATED the DEMAND that small mortgage companies happily filled. CRA loans were bundled as securities...
Is Bay Area housing crash over?
by fewy in #housing   409 comments, latest 6 years ago
Like many of you here I have been waiting for the prices in the bay area to come falling back to earth. Over the past year, the things that I'm...

New Thread439
by Peter P in #housing   399 comments, latest 10 years ago
New math and new paradigm. How will they shape our future? To advance, we must imagine the unthinkable and consider the impossible. What are such unthinkable or impossible housing events?...

Ridiculous Realtor Quotes
by Randy H in #housing   392 comments, latest 7 years ago
As Suggested by Muggy: Post your most ridiculous realtor quotes. Even better if they're from the web and you can post a link. (It's a good chance to practice using...
Protecting Your Savings
by someone else in #housing   390 comments, latest 10 years ago
With the government now mounting a full-scale assault against savers by cutting interest rates, attempting to keep housing prices unreasonably high, and even handing out raw cash (do I...

Going up!
by iwog in #housing   385 comments, latest 7 years ago
Lots of economic news today. Stock market up. Gold up. Interest rates up. Employment up. Home sales WAY up. I have a feeling that the "unemployment lags a recession 12-18...
The "I really miss 'America's Overvalued Real Estate'" thread
by HARM in #housing   377 comments, latest 11 years ago
As many of you know, we recently had a casualty in our extended bubble-battling blog family. Sadly, it looks as though the founder of one of my personal favorites, "'America's...
Bloomberg Financial Interview: Housing 2015 & The Truth About Demand
by Logan Mohtashami in #housing   364 comments, latest 3 years ago We are talking about year 5 & 6 in this economic cycle not the first few years coming out of the recession. This troubling trend is why mortgage demand...
Refi Interest Trap?
by someone else in #housing   354 comments, latest 9 years ago
A reader writes: Word from the IRS is that they are auditing people based on refiances on their house. If you refied and pulled money out of the house...
Invitation to Financial Suicide
by someone else in #housing   341 comments, latest 10 years ago
Found by reader Larry, when cleaning out the garage of his rental place: #housing
This is your last chance.......
by iwog in #housing   334 comments, latest 4 years ago
Everything I said about California real estate in this August thread, including the predictions about price and inventory, came true: The 2013 housing market and my prediction for 2014
Election '06
by Randy H in #housing   331 comments, latest 11 years ago
Election 2006 is underway. I'd like to ask for how people think the outcome will affect housing. But I know better, so ... have at it. I do request that...
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