Housing Predictor Poll Results 2008

Would you make an offer to purchase real estate after only seeing it online? Yes   –     7% No   –   75% Only if it was cheap enough   –   18% Buyers Want to See Property First Perspective property owners are adamantly against buying real estate online without seeing it first in person unless they can get a great deal, according to the latest Housing Predictor survey. The survey, conducted during the month of December and ending Dec. … [Read more...]

Real Estate Appreciation in 2008

Only 3 States with Appreciation It's getting harder and harder to find housing markets that are doing well in what has developed into a national housing depression in most places. But there are 3 states with enough markets that are appreciating to still make the Housing Predictor top appreciation list. Texas, Oklahoma and North Dakota are the exceptions to the rule. Their majority of housing markets are experiencing appreciation or at least … [Read more...]

Best Buyers Market Forecast in 2008

When it looks bad and it looks like things are going to get worse that’s the time to pull the trigger and buy real estate to have the highest probability of making top profits investing in real estate. That’s the consensus of veteran real estate investors, who have made fortunes investing. The best buyers market forecast for 2008 will provide a wealth of opportunities for veteran investors and first time investors to buy real estate, many of … [Read more...]

Buyers Market Housing Forecast

The best time to buy property in many of the nation’s housing markets will be through the end of 2008, Housing Predictor forecasts. Markets in many areas are bottoming out and have the highest level of properties listed for sale on the market in years, causing downward pressure on pricing levels. Housing markets in California, Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, Arizona, Nevada and Indiana among other states have record high foreclosures. Many … [Read more...]

News Releases from Housing Predictor

News releases are posted from the newest to the oldest. The news releases posted here are for the use of news organizations, web site owners and bloggers, who want to keep their visitors up to date on the latest Housing Predictor news. They are provided here for you to copy and paste on to your online web sites and for the use of other off-line news organizations. Housing Predictor Forecasts Record Deflation Release date: 12/01/08 An … [Read more...]

Debt Boom Backfires

It's really so simple once you look through his looking glass. J. B. Richards has a simple way of looking at things as an economist for more than 40 years. "It's been played out on Americans more than any other place on the planet," he says. "It's really a debt boom of monumental proportions. Banks and mortgage companies lent money as freely as they could and then it all came slamming down. "When you don't own a house and I mean have title … [Read more...]

Avoiding Foreclosure with FHA Loans

Foreclosure is one of the largest and most talked about problems in the country today. The good news for some homeowners struggling to make payments is that FHA loans may be able to help. FHA, or the Federal Housing Association, has been designed to provide additional help to people looking to obtain a home loan, but that may not have the ideal background for doing so. Throughout the time the FHA has been operating, the foundation has helped … [Read more...]

Homebuilder CEOs Cashed Out before Crash

Dwight Schar Dwight Schar's Palm Beach Estate Zvi Barzilay David Mandarich By Mike Colpitts Editor As the U.S. struggles with the growing economic crisis, many of the nation's largest homebuilders are battling to stay in business. All of the largest publicly traded building companies have seen their values drop on Wall Street. But many of the company's CEOs and directors cashed out before the real estate boom went bust at a … [Read more...]

Bailout Tops $2 Trillion

Editors Note: Housing Predictor originally published this article in October 2008. When it got dark on Wall Street, really, really dark the Bush Administration knew it had to act. But the attempts to save the U.S. economy by the Bush Administration were quickly seen for what they were, failures to rescue the ailing economy. Amid the mania on Wall Street there were a handful of big bankers who saw the nation's economy nearly come to a … [Read more...]

New Vulture Capitalists Forming Line

The waiting line is already being formed of investors to buy up low-priced real estate and mortgage-backed securities cheap. Some 400 different funds are being developed ranging in size from $25 million up to multi billions of dollars, a Housing Predictor investigation has revealed. These investors are composed of investment companies, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITS), individual investors and partnerships being developed as companies to … [Read more...]