housing market bottom

Realtors’ “Crying Wolf” Problem

Is “Now the Time to Buy?” Discretion is the better part of valour. –Idiom Yes, interest rates are scraping along the bottom of multi-decade lows. And yes, home prices are down dramatically — and Buyers have never had more choices. Unfortunately, all those things were just as true in 2008 as they are now. And...
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Contrarian Indicators — Housing Market Edition

“The Death of the Housing Market?” “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” –Mark Twain It’s hard to be a student of markets without some passing familiarity with so-called contrarian indicators: those harbingers that signal that a market is at an inflection point, presenting investors with a singular opportunity. That opportunity can either be...
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“So, is it Bottoming??”

May Case-Shiller Numbers: Is the Worst Over? It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future. —Yogi Berra If I told you a stock that had been selling for $30 three years ago was now $20, and hadn’t fallen any further in the last few months, could you confidently say that it had bottomed? It...
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