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Housing Crash is getting worse - by Zillow

By joshuatrio (1/1 = 100% civil)   2011 May 9, 2:06am   ↑ like   ↓ dislike   1,385 views   8 comments   watch (1)   share   quote  

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/housing-crash-is-getting-worse-2011-05-09?link=MW_latest_news

Short quote from the article:

Zillow now predicts prices will fall about 8% this year and says it no longer expects the market to bottom before 2012.

#housing

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1   thomas.wong1986   2011 May 9, 3:33am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

from the article...

"What a foolish boondoggle those tax breaks for home buyers have turned out to be. The government spent an estimated $22 billion between 2008 and 2010 on tax breaks to prop up the housing market. All it achieved was a brief suckers’ rally that ended last summer. "

2   klarek   2011 May 9, 3:34am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

thomas.wong1986 says

from the article…
“What a foolish boondoggle those tax breaks for home buyers have turned out to be. The government spent an estimated $22 billion between 2008 and 2010 on tax breaks to prop up the housing market. All it achieved was a brief suckers’ rally that ended last summer. “

As I and others have been saying for two years now. I guess it's better late than never that the "experts" can call it what it is.

3   caven   2011 May 9, 5:20am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

This article is being featured on yahoo, I'm glad it is getting exposure.

4   schmitz_kris   2011 May 9, 5:26am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

How is this news? Everybody but delusional unsophisticates predicted this is EXACTLY what would happen, and VOICI!

5   Hysteresis   2011 May 9, 5:33am  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

schmitz_kris says

How is this news? Everybody but delusional unsophisticates predicted this is EXACTLY what would happen, and VOICI!

the delusional dummies are the majority.

the news is that the dummies are waking up to this news.

6   HousingWatcher   2011 May 9, 7:49am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

Now if only Zillow could do something about their grossly inaccurate "Zestimates"

7   thomas.wong1986   2011 May 9, 8:24am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

HousingWatcher says

Now if only Zillow could do something about their grossly inaccurate “Zestimates”

Lol! How about predicting future price increases and declines.

As for Zestimates, Zillow never stated it was ever accurate. Zillow started in 2005, all their zestimates since 2000 were inaccurate to begin with. All it measured how grossly overvalued home prices. Whats the point of it anyway, track the value of your home twice a day like your stock portfolio. Thats part of the bubble mentality problem with the general public.

8   HousingWatcher   2011 May 9, 8:31am  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

I actually get e-mails from Zillow literally every month telling me my Zestimate has gone down. It's gotten to the point where my Zestimate is not much more than houses that are half the size of mone and MORE than houses that are larger than mine.

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