List of the 146 DECLINING
U.S. Real Estate Markets
Currently, 146 markets (36% of all U.S. real estate) experienced ‘real’ (inflation adjusted) declines over the last three months. In the previous quarter, 187 markets (46%) had Quarter-Over-Quarter declines.
‘Quarterly’ home price comparisons are more volatile than ‘Annual’ but also act as early indicators,
68 U.S. Markets Lost Value Year-over-Year
Currently, 68 markets (17% of ALL U.S. real estate) experienced ‘real’ (inflation adjusted) declines over the last year.
In the previous quarter, 74 markets had annual home price declines (they didn’t even keep up with inflation).
(See the entire list of declining markets below.)
In addition to the list of declining cities below,
It’s The Exact Opposite of How You Build Lasting Wealth
All appreciation is NOT the same. And it’s not all equal, despite the way everyone from the experts to the financial news guys throw around the term. The truth is, when it comes to real estate, there are two types of appreciation:
Forced and Automatic.
(The Proof CNN Won’t Show You, Inside)
My apologies in advance to CNN. I’m not trying to make them look foolish. It’s just that the facts are the facts, and you need to know them. (If you like when the Big Guys look foolish, you MUST see the latest Real Estate Market Report)
(And How They Can Drive Investors Bankrupt!)
There are lots of folks and companies out there who attempt to track the housing market. In fact, they almost all use the same form of Fundamental Analysis – combined with median prices – so it’s all a wild guess on their part, cloaked under the ILLUSION of some analysis.
If you have lost significant money as an investor or personally, I know it never feels small. I’m sorry that happened to you.
There is something much bigger going on beneath the surface. Painting the recent real estate downturn as the “event of the century,” screaming that this has never ever happened before and that we will never ever recover from it makes for good headlines,
Why It Had NOTHING to Do With Your Investing Strategy
Did you lose a lot of money in real estate during the last down cycle? The answer, in all likelihood, is yes, you did. You didn’t have to!
Look – there’s a time to be actively,
In the decades since my Harvard days, I’ve been focused almost exclusively on doing real estate deals and figuring out local real estate markets. I’ve acquired, owned, syndicated, managed, leased, sold or developed just about every type of property there is… in all kinds of markets… and I’ve done it in a very big way.
The Advice They Gave That Would Have Made You Broke, And Exactly How To Avoid It And Make Huge Profits.
Last time we were looking at some rather, how should I say… ill advised forecasts that were published by Forbes.
If you think that’s bad, take a look at this next published article.
Making money in real estate boils down to these three simple factors…
Leverage & Appreciation are the cornerstones of all real estate wealth.
Timing is the variable that determines if you win, or if you lose.
Let’s look at Leverage…
Just about anyone can control a property with a relatively small amount of cash… or sometimes no cash at all… THAT’s WHY real estate investing makes such good late night infomercials… because any fool can sign on the dotted line and take control.
They always say leverage is the key to massive profits. And it is true as you can see here. However, it is not always true.
Here’s the fine print they don’t tell you about…
Leverage cuts both ways.
Let’s go back to that first example where you actually bought a house putting $10,000 down… this time,
In each real estate cycle, investors as well as home buyers wonder and speculate when is the right time to buy. Realtors and their national and state organizations are not helpful. According to them, the best time to buy is always now! The argument for urgency is derived from low prices, falling prices, rising prices,