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Volatility and decline – so what?

House price volatility expected until 2014

That was the June 20 headline at Housing Wire.

"But while prices tend to rise rapidly in the years after downturns, this time a chronic lack of demand means that they will probably be unchanged in both 2012 and 2013," Capital Economics said.

"A meaningful recovery in house prices and owner-occupied demand cannot occur while first-time and repeat buyers are sidelined by rising down payment requirements and widespread negative equity," analysts said.

Shiller sees scope for further home price declines up to 25%

That was a June 9 headline at Housing Wire.

“After adjusting for inflation, home prices were not down so much even during the Great Depression,” according to Shiller.

“As Shiller sees it, the economy is at a tipping point, with the unemployment rate and housing showing declines again, which might suggest another recession.”

Here at The Intown Insider, the following headlines pervade:

Prices are trending back up in many Intown Atlanta submarkets!

Lenders are back in the game across Georgia!

Ownership costs are dropping below rental costs in most Intown Atlanta submarkets!

A purchased home serves as a forced savings account and provides a solid asset, as well as a place to live

Imagine what your retirement would look like if you owned one home free and clear…What would it look like if you owned 5? Lets start with the first one and get you on that path…

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