real estate markets: Cold Fronts & Real Estate. - 11/20/13 01:34 PM
Winter months, in many states, slows down life immensely. It seems much harder to peel yourself out of bed, and even your vehicle takes more time to reach operating temperatures.
What does the cold mean for buyers and sellers though?
Winter sure doesn't seem like the optimal selling time, but it sure seems like a great time to buy.
"The best month to make an offer on a house is January. Fewer buyers are willing to house-hunt during cold, nasty weather, so there’s less competition and few, if any, bidding wars. Sellers also tend to be more motivated than they will be in the … (3 comments)

real estate markets: Is Homeownership the Last Generation's Dream? - 05/09/12 08:29 AM
 
IS AMERICA OVER IT? Homeownership, I mean.
I'm just thinking out loud here, but perhaps the reason for the lackluster rebound from the market crash is that many Americans no longer have much of a taste for homeownership.
Still just thinking here, but why should they? After a couple of decades of deregulation, balloon payments, adjustable rates, mortgage backed securities and other schemes created by those in and outside the industry, I'm a bit surprised anyone is buying these days.
Yes, sales are inching upward. But they are nowhere near what they should be in many major markets. "Tepid" is the word I have … (0 comments)

 
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