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May 10, 2011

Big Discounts Equal A Pending Buyer Frenzy?

Hi Folks,

   Welcome back!

   With the housing bust, it makes logical sense that there are bargains to be found out there, of course, however, I read an article that I'd like to share with you that shows just how large the discounts are !

   There was an article on Yahoo Real Estate titled, "Cities With the Biggest Home Discounts", which was compiled using a Home Offer Report that is generated by Trulia (for nonforeclosure properties). The analysis was broken down based on price cuts and organized into 4 metrics: "average number of days on the market before first price reduction, average discount during the price-cut period, probability of a second price cut, and the total percentage of for-sale properties of which prices have been reduced at least once.". Using the breakdown, Forbes ranked 50 cities to determine largest activity in terms of overall price reduction.

   The "biggie" was Phoenix, Arizona, with, "residential prices down nearly 45% since 2006.". When you add in the high foreclosure rates and the large vacancy rates, sellers are certainly in a pickle, which gives homebuyers the upper hand. Overall, Arizona fared the worst, with Phoenix, Mesa, and Tucson all included in the top 10 for largest discounts.The other cities after Phoenix that round out the top 5 with the biggest discounts are Mesa, Minneapolis, Long Beach, and Baltimore.

   One of the factors, how long a home sits on the market at the original sale price before the first price cut, was just 48 days for Phoenix, but 80 days for New York City, which was coined as a "robust" market.

   What does this all mean for us? Well, if you are selling a nonforeclosed home, you need to cut your prices to compete with the distressed properties that are selling for a "15% to 50% discount". Las Vegas, which is referred to as, "the nation's foreclosure capital", made the list at #7.

   If you are selling a home in one of these areas, you have decisions to make. Do you slash and burn your price, do you site on your price and wait, or do you look into a Rent to own agreement? This decision will be based on your position in life; are you sitting on a ton of equity, or do you need to cut and run fast? Can you rent out the home with an option to buy, while covering your mortgage payments monthly as you wait for the market to turn around?

   What are your thoughts and comments on this extremely interesting story?

Have a Great Day, and Happy Rent-to-Owning !
Rob Eisenstein
HomeRun Homes Blog http://blogging.lease2buy.com
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