I did an appraisal the other day in Riverside county. It was a purchase and the buyer was there to deliver the check and make sure everything was ok. It was a nice house and he told me that he actually got in a little bidding war over it. He won, obviously, but at a slightly higher than asking price. It was on the market all of 4 days. When I pulled comparable sales to use in the report, they were all in a very tight range of values with market times of under 3 months.
Bidding wars? Market times under 3 months? Hmmm... sounds like the old days before the real estate downturn. I think, my friends, that we are at, or very close to, the bottom. Prices are so low that people can't resist buying- but they are also low enough so that people can buy them. Housing is affordable again!!!
If the credit market can be kept viable, I think home prices will stabilize very soon. If you are in the market for a house, I think now is the time. Once all of these foreclosure properties get mopped up, that's it!
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