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  1. barnaby33
    July 17, 2009 @ 11:13 PM

    I suspect that the

    I suspect that the year-over-year figures may start to look less dismal soon.

    You are such an optimist.

    • Anonymous
      July 17, 2009 @ 11:34 PM

      Unemployment does not really
      Unemployment does not really have an effect on high end market, since all of owners almost have unlimited resources…..:-)

      I would not be surprised if some bulls will come out and say this.

  2. BGinRB
    July 18, 2009 @ 9:20 AM

    You got that
    You got that wrong.
    Unemployment has no effect on the housing market – 10.1% unemployment means 89.9% are employed, jumping from one bidding war to another.
    There, fixed that for you.

    • moneymaker
      July 18, 2009 @ 10:08 AM

      There is no doubt that there
      There is no doubt that there is a lot of money out there on the sidelines,but just like the government getting paid through taxes all the rich people got their money from poor people. I think the only hope for the rich is to find other poor people(china) to sell their shit to,oops did I say that! I personally hope Citi and Bank of America would just disappear,Citi is pretty much pumping more money into the hands of the Arabs and Bank of America has been screwing people for as long as I can remember,aren’t they the ones that went above the 3% transfer fee first,as if 3% wasn’t already a ripoff.Ok maybe I should have posted this on Craigslist under rants.

      • peterb
        July 19, 2009 @ 9:24 AM

        How does unemployment effect
        How does unemployment effect the RE market?
        Check out the good Dr.’s latest analysis:

      • Zeitgeist
        July 20, 2009 @ 4:02 PM

        The hits just keep on
        The hits just keep on coming:
        Real Unemployment at 16.4%

        “WASHINGTON – June 5 – The real unemployment rate released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is 16.4%, 7 points higher than the officially reported rate.”

        “The real rate includes marginally attached workers which the BLS reports ‘are neither working nor looking for work but indicate that they want and are available for a job and have looked for work sometime in the recent past. Discouraged workers, a subset of the marginally attached, have given a job-market related reason for not looking currently for a job. Persons employed part time for economic reasons are those who want and are available for full-time work but have had to settle for a part-time schedule.'”

      • 4plexowner
        July 20, 2009 @ 5:19 PM

        “How does unemployment effect
        “How does unemployment effect the RE market?”

        Fewer New Households Formed in Recession

        and fewer households being formed leads to what?

        Apartment Vacancies Hit Record Highs


        we are in a steep downward spiral – hoping for change and trying to spot green shoots isn’t going to change that

      • jpinpb
        July 20, 2009 @ 7:16 PM

        I think any green shoots from
        I think any green shoots from the spring April showers are now dying and choking from the heat of the California sun.

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