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US Housing - Record low inventory and inflated prices keeps families from buying.
05-02-2016, 01:22 AM (This post was last modified: 05-02-2016 01:23 AM by Thinker.)
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US Housing - Record low inventory and inflated prices keeps families from buying.
It is common wisdom that prudent investing requires diversification. If you were saving for retirement, you would want to buy a pool of funds to spread out your risk. This is why many people will buy index funds that represent the market.

Sure, you only hear about the superstars that bought Google or Microsoft at an early stage but you don’t hear about the many more failures.

Consider this survivorship bias.

So it would be foolish to have your entire portfolio riding on one stock. Yet some people have most of their wealth locked up in one piece of property in one locked in location.

Taco Tuesday baby boomers in high priced areas are sitting on an equity goldmine but many are unable to tap out their lotto ticket without selling their property.

Yet when owning real estate diversification also helps. You don’t know if you have a future Detroit or San Francisco in your hands. Yet some people mistake blind luck with fortune telling capabilities. Housing right now is inflated when looking at historical data.

The low U.S. homeownership rate

The U.S. homeownership rate is at levels last seen during the Johnson Administration. The cornerstone of the American Dream is simply getting much more difficult to achieve.

There are many reasons for this but a large one is that home prices are inflated relative to what Americans are making.

If this were a real market, then prices would balance out.

2014 - BANKING SCANDAL: banks RIG foreclosure settlements, MILLIONS kicked out of HOMES [ROBO-SIGNING]

2012 - Bank of America Stole My House!

2011 - Banking - the Greatest Scam on Earth

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