Mistaking rebound for bubble

Mistaking rebound for bubble Source: OC Register, February 4th, 2013 ¬†Yes, we now hear pundits claiming the recent advances in home prices should be viewed with steep skepticism, as in the minds of these purported experts these price increases may already be overdone. I’m all for a healthy debate. But some of these comments feel …

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Forecasting Home Price Recovery

Home prices in many areas are already rebounding from the bottom of the market, according to the March HomeValueForecast.com update from Pro Teck Valuation Services. This month, the company explores the turnover rate, which is the number of non-distressed sales divided by the total housing stock in a particular market. Pro Teck says this calculation …

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Fixing to sell: Don’t go overboard

Fixer-uppers with upside potential were in high demand when the market was appreciating at a fast pace. Once depreciation took over, speculators disappeared until 2009, when low-end foreclosure properties in some areas became hot properties — particularly if they were selling at a 50 percent discount from the peak in summer 2006. In California, 70 …

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