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Us Housing Market Shows No Sign Of Cooling

Discussion in 'General Appraisal Discussion' started by Otis Key, Jul 25, 2005.

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  1. Otis Key

    Otis Key Elite Member

    May 15, 2004
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    Certified Residential Appraiser
    New Mexico
    Financial Times

  2. Karl

    Karl Elite Member

    Jan 15, 2002
    Professional Status:
    Licensed Appraiser
    You gotta love em. Get everyone to buy before they realize they can't afford the added fees such as Property Tax, Insurance, Items needed in a home such as CURTAINS. Government gives OK to have some of these ridiculos loans then BLAME the lender when these loans go defunct.
  3. Restrain

    Restrain Elite Member

    Jan 22, 2002
    Professional Status:
    Certified General Appraiser
    I think a more proper analysis is that the "hot" areas are still active. There's a lot of areas that are experiencing declining markets and oversupply of housing, especially manufactured homes in the Carolinas.

    Remember, the people floating these numbers are the ones making the money on selling the properties.

    Here's a true-life example. Large lake development area. 5 sales within the last year between $140,000 and $225,000. At the same time, there were 57 active listings of comparable properties, not including withdrawns and expireds.

    Did an analysis of a typical suburban area. Found that listings were up, sales down and property values declining at about 5% per year.

    No, such generalizations only serve to push the investors and the wanna-be investors.

    Rates are climbing, interest-only loans will be coming due, and there's a diminishing number of potential buyers for these properties that the investors will want to sell. Just something to think about.
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