Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Excerpt From Ben Bernanke's Speech Today


"Obtaining a precise read on home prices is difficult: During a period of weak demand, potential sellers often choose to leave their homes on the market longer or even to remove them from the market, rather than accept price offers that are below their expectations. The timeliest data on house prices do not fully account for changes in the composition of home sales by location, size, and other characteristics. Moreover, the data do not capture hidden price cuts, as when builders try to stimulate sales through the use of "sweeteners" such as paying the customer's mortgage points or upgrading features of the house at no additional cost. Nevertheless, there can be little doubt that the rate of home-price appreciation has slowed significantly for the nation as whole. Some areas have continued to experience gains--albeit smaller ones than before--while other markets have seen outright price declines."

Full speech...


Blogger AnalysisGuy said...

Today’s report on Sacramento has been released!
Daily Home Price Analysis

Tuesday, November 28, 2006 11:25:00 PM  

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