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August 11, 2011

Homebuyers, Homebuyers...Please Come Back!

Hi Everyone,
   It's Friday, and I'm glad to have you back!

   Sometimes it fascinates me to see the ripple effect of the Economy (specifically, Housing and Employment). When Housing and Employment are in turmoil, some crazy things happen, for example...the creation of modern-day Ghost Towns...yes, Ghost Towns.

   According to a recent story on 247wallst.com ("The Eight States Running Out Of Homebuyers") by Douglas A. McIntyre, Michael B. Sauter, and Charles B. Stockdale, "Parts of Oregon, Georgia, and Arizona have become progressively more deserted.". As a matter of fact, they said that the "single biggest problem in the U.S. real estate market is simple: There are very few homebuyers.", and referred to a “buyers’ strike”.

   In order to find the hardest-hit states, 24/7 Wall St. used 6 factors which ranged from vacancy rates, foreclosure rates, unemployment rates, construction figures, population changes and price reductions.

   The Eight States that wound up on their list were Michigan, Nevada, Arizona, California, Illinois, Georgia, Oregon, Florida. Michigan had the worst Population Change (Decrease) from 2005-2010, which would have been substantially impacted by the car industry bankruptcies.

   Some other facts regarding the other states that were analyzed: Nevada had the worst 2010 Foreclosures, the worst Unemployment, and the worst decrease in Building Permits 2006 to 2010. Florida had the 2nd worst vacancy rates. Two states that did not make the list were Colorado (had one of the worst foreclosure rates) and South Carolina (one of the worst vacancy rates), but they stated that the populations in both states have "rebounded enough to make a strong case that their housing markets may recover moderately over time."

   What happens now?

   As we discussed the other day in "Really? They Are Doing THAT To Foreclosures?", this story also mentions that some homes will be "torn down in these pockets of high foreclosures" to drop supply and boost prices. Outside of that spark of hope, they don't feel overly optimistic regarding these areas, since, "jobless rates may never recover" and little chance that the "populations in these areas will ever rebound." Thus...Ghost Towns for now, and who even knows how long.

   Do you live near a newly-deserted region? How does it feel? What are your thoughts from your first-hand observations?

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Rob Eisenstein
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TAGS: #GhostTown #vacancyrates #foreclosurerates #unemploymentrates #constructionfigures #populationchanges #Michigan #Nevada #Florida

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