Home Price Article From the Wall Street Journal and GMG House Price Poll
Good Egg and Big Time Gloucester Businesswoman Ruth Pino forwarded this article to me-
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By SUDEEP REDDY Home prices fell sharply in February, but for the first time in 16 months the annual pace of deterioration slowed. The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller index measuring home prices across 20 major cities declined 18.6% in February from a year earlier. That marked a slight improvement from January’s 19% annual decline, but half of the cities posted deeper declines than in prior months. On a monthly basis, home prices fell 2.2% from January.
I wonder if interest rates crept up if things would get seriously ugly around here.
I’m shocked that there hasn’t been a big woosh down but it seems like the big time problem areas in the country are the places where there was a ton of open land to build on and the low interest rates fueled an explosion in supply of new homes.
It will be interesting to see what comes next.
I keep hearing of more and more layoffs but hardly see anyone losing their homes.
Either the banks are keeping the foreclosures a great big secret or they just arent happening as rapidly as I would have thought with all the job losses.
I have no idea how a young family affords a house and health insurance these days.
What do you think will happen with local home prices?