This maybe one of the hardest questions to be asked here because i am almost everyone has their own opinon,

Asked by Reviewmyplace, Houston, TX Sun Dec 2, 2007

where do you see the market in two years.

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Gail Gladsto…, Agent, 11743, NY
Tue Dec 4, 2007
If I knew the answer, I might not be selling real estate...I might be buying it.
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Sylvia Barry,…, Agent, Marin, CA
Mon Dec 3, 2007
Localism .... I see market going up in Marin, CA within two years and not really dropping much before then, especially for Sourthern Marin location..

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Patti Pereyra, , Chicago, IL
Mon Dec 3, 2007
Hi there:

This question has been asked before many times, so you're not the only one wondering.

Here is just a sampling of answers for you:………
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Gail Hiebert, , KCMO
Mon Dec 3, 2007
Althouhg I have no crystal ball at my fingertiips, I think the market in two years will consist of less inventory of new homes available for buyers and more buyers selling pre-owned homes. In terms of stability, I think the market will be similar to what we have now, very even, some people would call that flat, with perhaps raising interest rates. If history is any predictor for the future, we might see high interest rates as compared to today's rate. My opinion.
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Pierre Calza…, Other Pro,
Mon Dec 3, 2007
Well, this is a question for the Sage's...

Downtown Brooklyn looks to have alot of upside - with the NETS Arena, continued development, finishing up of the Cruise Line area, the Waterfront Park, DUMBO's continued awesomeness, Carroll Street, court Street and Smith really picking up quality stores, I really think that downtown brooklyn, Carroll Gardens, Park Slope, Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, Ft. Greene, Clinton Hill, Red Hook and more have alot of upside.... If I was a buyer now, i would take advantage of the market situations and buy undervalued properties tha tare merey sitting due to buyer skittishness,

For a perspective, consider the 80's - everything seemed unattainable, people were losing their homes, interest rates were around 20%... yet smart investors bought homes, condos, coops, land, etc - and have now cleaned up. If you can buy something that gets an income or is undervalued, it is SILLY not to grab it. Especially in the NYC market, especially in Downtown Brooklyn, where the prices tend to be half of Manhattan anyway.

I always find it interesting that people can't see ahead a few years and see the potential in some of these areas, that are far from being fringe, and far from being risky. The commute to Manhattan from many parts of Brooklyn is comparable to the commute from the Upper East Side, believe me I know I lived there for 22 years - and in Brooklyn for the last 8.

A tip for NYC real estate is Public Transportation - buy property near major train lines that hit the Wall Street or midtown area, it will always be easier to Rent and Sell, in Brooklyn buy something with Parking! Remember I said 'near' not on top of, or next to - you should not hear the rumble of the train going by every 5 minutes....
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