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Real Estate: Is the Bottom In, or Is This a Head-Fake?

The housing recovery is no sure bet
Thursday, December 6, 2012, 10:32 AM

Everyone interested in real estate is asking the same question: is the bottom in, or is this just another “green shoots” recovery that will soon wilt?

Let’s start by reviewing the fundamental forces currently affecting real estate valuations. » Read more

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Patrick Killelea: What Every Homebuyer (and Homeowner) Should Know Now

Beware today's investor-led 'recovery'
Friday, November 2, 2012, 9:14 PM

For many, the collapse of the housing bubble was the trigger that began the era of economic slowdown Americans find themselves mired in.

But recently there have been growing reports in the media of a housing "recovery." So we've invited Patrick Killelea, founder of the popular housing site Patrick.net and author of The Housing Trap: How Buyers Are Captured and Abused and How to Defend Yourself, to clarify the situation.

The short answer is this: While there are some markets where home prices are back in line with both fundamental and historic norms, buyers still need to exert caution when making a purchase. » Read more