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Timing may be right for real estate investors [SFGate]

Comments from Plugged-In Readers

  1. Posted by "Dave"

    Wow. A non-bearish story on socketsite. I will now eat my hat.

  2. Posted by San FronziScheme

    The SF Chronicle loves RE ads, especially the advertising supplement that looks so much like the real thing.
    I remember Carol Lloyd had a few bearish pieces late 2006/early 2007.
    Here is one example:
    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/11/19/REGRKMF60R1.DTL&hw=surreal+estate&sn=046&sc=384
    And the very same day, this was printed right across from Carol Lloyd’s piece:
    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/11/19/REGRKMF60V1.DTL&hw=letters+to+real+estate&sn=020&sc=239
    There’s definitely pressure.

  3. Posted by rg

    Preaching to what “choir?” I’ve been talking about fundamentals on this site for over 2 years now and all I get back is “the MARKET” this and “the MARKET” that, like fundamentals don’t matter!
    (Btw, $414k only looks like a “bargain” to people who have been looking at $599k for the last few years. To people in other cities looking at $250k the last few years, $414k is outrageous. God, am I the only one around here with feet still on the ground?)
    If you’re paying today’s prices, you’re still a sucker. Period.

  4. Posted by diemos

    yup rg, still a long way to go to return to long term levels of price/income and price/rent. Gonna be a lot of unhappy knife catchers in a few years.

  5. Posted by Traveler

    Reuters on Sunday carried an interesting article on the foreclosure troubles of a Santa Cruz man.
    Why is this particularly newsworthy? Because he’s losing nine homes that he purchased in addition to his primary house!

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