Real Estate on a Down Cycle

I posted this over on Blue Oregon as part of a thread going on over there on home prices in Portland.

Last week on CNNMoney.com:

Housing boom 2.0

Harvard study says there may be bumps along the way, but that the long-term health of the housing market is intact.

By Les Christie, CNNMoney.com staff writer
June 13, 2006: 3:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) – The housing market is entering a down cycle, according to a report from Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, but is unlikely to undergo a severe reversal.

The market may face risks as interest rates rise, decreasing affordability and expanding inventories, according to the study, but the market will suffer only a modest downturn unless the broader economy collapses and jobs dry up.

The story continues at the link above.

Scroll down to the bottom and there is a link to overpriced areas. Bend, Oregon gets the number five spot. The best value? Five different areas in Texas!

2 Comments on “Real Estate on a Down Cycle

  1. Not if there’s a serious economic shift; which according to most is just on the horizon. You can already see the changes with gas prices, and other things like interest rates will soon follow.

  2. I have been helping more and more homebuyers than last year” The simple reason services.Homebuyers like people that can offer the most services.

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