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Housing Bubble Bursting

unlawflcombatnt

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The housing bubble continues to deflate as evidenced by today's (1-19-06) housing start report. Nationwide housing starts declined 9%. Excluding the South, which is still recovering from Katrina, housing starts declined 21% nationwide. In the Midwest, housing starts declined 24% in December, from November's annual rate of 386,000 down to 295,000 in December. In the West, housing starts declined 22% in the month of December, from November's 553,000 annual rate down to a 433,000 annual rate. In the Northeast the decline was 14%. Below is a copy of the chart from Briefing.com showing the declines.


This can be found at: Briefing.com: Housing Starts

Prices have also been declining in many parts of the country, most notably in Southern California. Typical of these price declines is the situation in San Diego, where last months housing price decline was the largest in 18 years. Prices there declined 2.7% in the month of December alone, following monthly declines in each of the previous 3 months as well. The article describing this can be found at: San Diego Home Price Decline

Again, it appears the housing bubble has finally started to deflate. Now the questions are how much will it decline and how fast.

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unlawflcombatnt said:
The housing bubble continues to deflate as evidenced by today's (1-19-06) housing start report. Nationwide housing starts declined 9%. Excluding the South, which is still recovering from Katrina, housing starts declined 21% nationwide. In the Midwest, housing starts declined 24% in December, from November's annual rate of 386,000 down to 295,000 in December. In the West, housing starts declined 22% in the month of December, from November's 553,000 annual rate down to a 433,000 annual rate. In the Northeast the decline was 14%. Below is a copy of the chart from Briefing.com showing the declines.


This can be found at: Briefing.com: Housing Starts

Prices have also been declining in many parts of the country, most notably in Southern California. Typical of these price declines is the situation in San Diego, where last months housing price decline was the largest in 18 years. Prices there declined 2.7% in the month of December alone, following monthly declines in each of the previous 3 months as well. The article describing this can be found at: San Diego Home Price Decline

Again, it appears the housing bubble has finally started to deflate. Now the questions are how much will it decline and how fast.

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well, thats partially due to the fact that not many people start to build houses in the middle of winter. So I wouldnt put too much stock in this. The fact is, the need for housing is never going to stop growing, the question is just how fast. While there will be flux in the growth rate, I doubt we'll ever see much of a crash.

Hell, id love one. Maybe i could get a cheaper apartment.
 
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