Friday, May 13, 2011

How Long Will Deep Discounts Last?

I am often asked, "How long can we keep buying deeply discounted properties?" My best guess: At least three years.


1. A large current inventory. That should last a year or so!
2. A large number of foreclosures are already in process and they are taking up to two years to process. That means new bank-owned inventory coming on the market for at least two more years. (Take a look at this article and keep reading- things are not getting better, the banks are just slowing down.)

3. We are still in a period of high unemployment so we can expect ongoing high foreclosure rates for at least another year.

Add it all up and we are talking 3-4 years of high levels of bank-owned inventory.

Is it a good time to invest in real estate today? Yes.

Will it be a good time to invest in a year? Yes.

Will it be a good time to invest 2, 3, 4, 5...10 years from now? Yes, yes, yes, yes... YES!

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