Skip to comments.National Home Prices Double Dip
Posted on 05/05/2011 5:34:58 AM PDT by Rational Thought
Home prices have double dipped nationwide, now lower than their March 2009 trough, according to a new report from Clear Capital.
It was inevitable, and it was predicted (by me for sure) that a surge in sales of foreclosed properties and a big push by banks to facilitate short sales would force home prices down dramatically.
Sales of bank-owned (REO) properties hit 34.5 percent of the market, according to the survey, resulting in a national price drop of 4.9 percent quarterly and 5 percent year-over-year. National home prices have fallen 11.5 percent in the past nine months, a rate not seen since 2008. Add short sales, where the bank allows the borrower to sell for less than the value of the mortgage, and prices have nowhere to go but down.
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So goes the Housing Market so goes the overall Economy.
Bad time for my real estate business. My backup career as a pole dance isn’t looking good either.
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No kidding.. My house was worth $311K when I boaught it 4 years ago, now the value is down to $250K.. This sucks.
>>My house was worth $311K when I boaught it 4 years ago, now
Relax, in a few years it’ll probably be “worth” several million Baracki InlflatO bucks.
This is not just a bad loan issue. Most everybody who bought during the bubble, paid inflated prices. There are many millions of folks stuck with under-water loans on homes that are deflated in value.
Two of my kids bought when prices had clearly started down. They had no idea values would continue down this far and both are now stuck.
If these are bank owned, then the price drop is imaginary. These bank homes have been gutted, have had no maintenance for years and the buyer has very little inspection options so consequently the homes are priced at deep discounts.
I sold at the peak and told my kids NOT TO BUY!!!
Of course, one knew better and bought anyway. Ugh.
Idiots in government thought they could make up their own laws of supply and demand. The market will find its own bottom and it is much lower .
What's still not talked about is these lower prices are likely to further increase existing foreclosures, due to more owners walking away from underwater properties.
What better way to rip off the middle class than to inflate house prices and then let the bubble they created burst, as all bubbles do?
Bubbles are created by easy credit. Who controls that? The banksters who control the credit. Their lackeys in government help, of course. The government encourages everyone to take the crack and get screwed.
It seems to me we have two distinct markets and one average.
Many families are going to avoid the bank owned properties and short sales because of the risks and the complications (getting these banks to the closing table and getting good title is very hard).
Other families who take the risks and persevere will often be rewarded for their risks.
I agree the appraisals for the “good homes” are going to be hard to get but that doesn’t mean the value of those homes are down, it means the comparatives are not truly comparative.
The one getting hurt will be the one who needs to unload the home when many buyers have lower cost options. Their hold time will be greatly increased.
Sorry to hear that. With inflation on the rise, the Fed may need to tamp things down by raising interest rates. Don't know if this is an absolute, but I read that for each point interest is raised, it shaves off another $10K from the sale estimate of your home-ugh.
I have to say....as I walked around new housing developments five or six years ago, and every time I looked at a house my gut reaction was “it’s not worth that much”....probably is telling me that they were not worth that much.
I sold my house at price in 2009.
Now I’m looking to buy a house valued at 156K for 125K.
Our house value dropped over 16% in just the past year. It's dropped almost 40% from four years ago.
“If these are bank owned, then the price drop is imaginary. These bank homes have been gutted, have had no maintenance for years and the buyer has very little inspection options so consequently the homes are priced at deep discounts.”
Sorry but not true. We just purchased a fannie mae owned property. It is a 4 year old home in good shape and included a $8,000 water softener. The only thing missing was the kitchen appliances. Most of the foreclosures we looked at were not trashed. It really depends on what the previous owner and their renters did.