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Seattle Bubble Forum Archive • View topic - Are we too optimistic?

Are we too optimistic?

Myth propagated by bitter ignorant renters, or statistical reality ignored by real estate professionals?

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Are we too optimistic?

Postby rose-colored-coolaid » Wed Oct 29, 2008 7:12 am

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Re: Are we too optimistic?

Postby deejayoh » Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:09 am

I dunno, 18 years is a long time. Rule of 72 would say double the last peak is only 4% appreciation per year. So knock that back to 2.5% and where do you end up?
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Re: Are we too optimistic?

Postby rose-colored-coolaid » Wed Oct 29, 2008 9:26 am

I think Marksman's point was that we're still double the CS of the last peak, let alone the valley that followed it. Since we know that was a bubble inflated price, it doesn't seem unreasonable to argue that prices will recede back to at least that point or very close to it...at least in the CS numbers.

Keep in mind that 30% off an already 40% discounted price produces only a 58% total drop, not a 70% overall decline.
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