September 13, 2006 at 4:43 PM #7497CarlsbadlivingParticipant
I couldn’t resist sharing the following quote from a Seattle paper:
“Some real-estate brokers are pointing to the sun as the reason it was a slower August. It was an exceptionally warm and dry month. Real estate experts expect that rain in the forecast will start to bring an increase in sales.”
I totally agree, what a pain to go house shopping on a clear warm day.
What a joke!!
What other wild claims can we expect to hear before this thing finally pops?
How ’bout… Home sales were down this month because the polar ice caps are melting faster than normal.
… Home sales were down this month because Earth was tilted slightly more than normal on it’s axis for part of the month.September 13, 2006 at 4:45 PM #35238JESParticipant
“A general state of pessimism over the Iraq war is causing people to wait to buy…”September 13, 2006 at 4:52 PM #35239sdappraiserParticipant
“…Home sales were down this year because Piggington bloggers were losing their asses shorting the stock market.”September 13, 2006 at 5:07 PM #35245ChrispyParticipant
“People were treating open houses like happy hours – places to get caught up with the neighbors and enjoy free food. This did not lead to the correct buying environment.”
“People were too busy blogging to make offers.”
“No one buys in the fall (winter, spring).”
“Interest rates were simultaneously at 30-year lows and going up every minute, which led to market confusion.”September 13, 2006 at 6:01 PM #35252vcguy_10Participant
“Pluto’s demotion to dwarf planet has certainly affected buyer sentiment in the real estate market”
“It’s a well-known fact that August months in years ending in ‘004’ are traditionally slow”
“All that talk about the bubble finally made it a reality” (I guess we need to talk about world peace and an end to hunger to make them happen!)September 13, 2006 at 6:26 PM #35254The-ShovelerParticipant
who can really afford a 800K track home anyway !!
OPP’s That a real statment sorry.
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