Is the "Bubble" Ready to Burst?

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The national home sales are on the skids...with sales plummiting are prices to follow?

Is the $10 trillion housing market ready to collapse?

On September 2 the National Association of Realtor reported that new home sales had plummeted 21% compared to last year at this time, and unsold home inventories soared as prices keep coming down.

Over the last five years home prices have skyrocketed and new home construction has kept pace. "The deceleration has been the fastest in history," says MarketWatch. Has the day of reckoning come, is the real estate market in for a total collapse, or is it just in for a "soft landing" that most of the market optomist have hoped for?

With most developers cutting back on construction as overproduction have left them with big inventories of unsold homes, plummiting home prices and lower interest rates might bring a flurry of new buyer which might just temporarally relieve the pain.

Housing is a multiplier industry, the impact of the growing real estate crisis impact is felt into many other industries that depend on it. Financial instatutions, lumber manufacturers, furniture stores, cunstruction related work, and other are dependent on this "economic bubble", which is the biggest in history.

Will its collapse recreate the same resecion of 1929, or is it just a bunch of hype? We dont know just yet.

One thing is for sure, the artificailly priced market of 2005 is finally getting back to reality and if you have any plans on buying a home, now is the time to do it. Prices are comming back to reality, interest rates are dropping, and good deals are abundent.

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