Friday, June 02, 2006

Major Price Cut on the Rumson House

Old price = $749,900

New price =$699,000

This house has been on the MLS for over a year. It originally started out at $940,000. To read older posts about this house that won't sell, look at this post.

Also here is an early posting from the Spring of 2005.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's one SALTY DOG.

Friday, June 02, 2006 7:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said... 'Housing boom is over,' analyst says as Pulte is latest home builder to cut outlook
Posted 6/2/2006 5:26 PM ET

DETROIT (AP) — Pulte (PHM) on Friday became the latest major home builder to lower its full-year earnings outlook as the housing market continues to cool. Its shares tumbled more than 5% to a 52-week low.
Pulte cut its full-year outlook after both Hovnanian Enterprises (HOV) and Toll Brothers (TOL) lowered their forecasts within the past month.

All three companies cited large dips in new orders and jumps in cancellation rates in the second quarter on top of rising interest rates and larger inventories.

Pulte, which operates in 27 states, reported preliminary new orders dropped about 29% in April and May from last year to 6,447 units from 9,128 units.

Toll Brothers, a luxury home builder operating in 21 states, had a 29% second-quarter drop in signed contracts and Hovnanian, which builds mostly in the Northeast, California and the Washington D.C. area, had about a 19% drop in net contracts.

"Buyer demand through April and May has been below expectations," Richard Dugas Jr., Pulte's president and chief executive, said in a statement.

Home prices should start to dip as companies offer incentives and discounts and investors who bought up many homes during the boom sell their assets, said Rick Murray, an analyst from Raymond James & Associates.

"I think it's safe to say the housing boom is over," Murray said.

Pulte, the largest builder of active-adult communities for people 55 and older, projects earnings of 85 cents to 95 cents a share for the current second quarter, and $4.70 to $5 a share for the full year. In April, the company had forecast 2006 earnings between $6 and $6.25 a share.

Cancellation rates for the two months stood at 27.4%, up from 14.8% in the year-ago period.

Based on the slower sales pace, Pulte forecast unit settlements for the year will range from 44,000 to 46,000 homes. New orders fell in every part of the country except the central region, which had 1,169 units, up from 1,492 last year.

The National Association of Home Builders expects home sales this year to fall to 2004 levels, which were surpassed only by those in 2005.

This year "might still end up being the second best year ever," said Michael Carliner, an economist with the association. Much of the effect from fewer orders shouldn't show up in this year's earnings, he said.

On the New York Stock Exchange, Pulte shares fell $1.70, or 5.2%, to close at $31.33, Hovnanian Enterprises shares fell 91 cents, or 2.7%, to close at $32.36, and Toll Brothers shares rose 4 cents to close at $28.83.

Saturday, June 03, 2006 12:48:00 AM  
Blogger hejiranyc said...

FUG doesn't even begin to describe this dog of a house, and it only gets worse on the inside. Perhaps the place would sell if they gutted the interior and injected some much-needed good taste into the place.

Monday, June 05, 2006 11:09:00 AM  
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Thursday, June 08, 2006 6:15:00 AM  
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Saturday, July 22, 2006 12:47:00 PM  

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