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What housing crisis?Dino. Sounds like a normal correction to me, and a good chance for people to get into the housing market. More at Insty. Funny how markets work, isn't it? Prices drop, people buy. Prices get too high, people speculate.
Mixed feelings about living in NYC. Megan. Everybody should try it for at least a while. I know an older couple up here who moved out of the city years ago, and now just sublease an apartment for three weeks every August to get their annual dose.
Say it ain't so, Hillary lies; why I am shocked!!! She's the smartest woman in the world, she is named after Sir Edmund, she is great at investing, she bakes cookies, she cried in N.H because she cares. This piece of shit is nothing more than a chicken stealing, egg sucking gutter trash, and I'm giving the bitch the benefit of my doubt. I dont know what I am going to do if thunder legs gets elected.
"Sounds like a normal correction to me, and a good chance for people to get into the housing market."
Blasphemy! Quick, someone call the Internet Police!
You've got a lot of nerve, fella, focusing on the positive side of the housing "crisis". Didn't you hear that it's a "crisis"?? Just ask anyone!
I mean, it's a crisis except for those now able to afford their first home. Yeah, like THEY count.
I read some article the other day on the "crisis" and really had to wonder. Not once, in the entire article, did it mention that now, for the first time in their lives, countless families will be able to afford their own home. After an inflationary curve over the past few decades that just shames everything else, you'd think people would be rejoicing that housing is finally coming back down to the point where both husband and wife don't have to work 25 hours a day to pay for it.
Yay! Exactly what I was thinking. What a perfect time to scoop up a second house. I was looking at NC beach properties just the other day and saying to myself - "Do it! Just do it!" Maybe I should buy my kids houses and lock in the rate for them.
I get a little NPR on the way to work and they can't miss an opportunity to say "crisis" and "housing" in the same breath. Today they said "dispite the falling prices and wide selection people are buying..." and tried to spin the news off as a dead cat bounce.