No housing upturn in sight

No housing upturn in sight

There are 133 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Apr 13, 2007, titled No housing upturn in sight. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

Home builder Ara Hovnanian was asked Thursday to rate the housing market on a scale of 1 to 10.

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140 dollars per sq foot

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#126 Apr 16, 2007
THE_TRUTH wrote:
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While your rolling around like a jackazz... I'll try and decipher your drivel...
You know after reading your barrage of idiotic letters of rolling around etc, I now see the light more clearly...Real estate is truly a bad investment...Paying insurance is bad too...What was anyone thinking investing money in real estate...I mean, how dumb could I have been..I invested just over $100k in the past ten years and now I only have roughly $1.8 million equity in that damn dumb real estate...
Maybe tomorrow, I should pull out a million or so in equity and spend it on some of the dope your on and maybe then I could understand you a little bit better...
Please! I already dirtied my pants once reading your nonsense! I can't take it anymore.
I'll see ya in foreclosure court high roller!LOL
140 dollars per sq foot

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#127 Apr 16, 2007
glitch in the matrix wrote:
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Until you sell the house that equity means squat. i don't understand most of you so called investors. That is why the market is what it is. And trust me taxes and ins are a small peice of the problem. if you think the state is going to givie themselves a big cut to serve the people in Florida, i have some land in the north pole worth 10 billion dollars to give you.
That's why he's so bitter. There's no dummies out there to bail him out of his $1.8 mil worth of ghetto trash.(that he paid $180k for)
But Carlton Sheetz and the appraiser keep telling him how rich he is.
Now the tax bill is his last desperate hope.
Sorry to tell ya but the politico's have figured out how to convince everyone how much they are cutting the taxes when in reality they are gonna increase them.
Happy Trails.
I see prices dropping steadily, no end in sight, even the industry cheerleaders, the realtors and builders are calling for another year of falling prices, well into 2008.
140 dollars per sq foot

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#128 Apr 16, 2007
THE_TRUTH wrote:
You goofball renters that think the prices are going to keep dropping are just kidding yourselves...As soon as the property tax plan is ironed out or eliminated you will see prices rebound...
No one is buying until the situation is resolved...WATCH AND SEE!
I remember you. You're the same character who was denying that prices were dropping a year ago. Called us doom and gloom fools. Since then prices have dropped hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Now you admit it but are sure the "rebound" is just around the foreclosure bend.
Dude there is NO REBOUND! The party is over and all the flippers are whipped.
You must be the same joker who sits around the empty house at dawn,drunk as a skunk after everyone else went home. Still trying to keep the party alive.
Face it, sell at wholesale before the repo man gets here, it's over dude.

I will give ya one point though, my letters were f'd up. Should be ROTFLMFAO! Still rolling and rolling.
140 dollars per sq foot

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#129 Apr 16, 2007
At an emergency meeting on Florida's drought, the political leaders also learned that the state appears destined for more than a summer's dry spell and heavy wildfire season. Weather experts said the Sunshine State is set for a two- or three-year drought cycle that could bring hardship to the agricultural industry and pose new challenges for growth in South Florida.

Rescue, VA

#130 Apr 16, 2007
It's not a confusing time to buy. It's a stupid time to buy unless one finds a seller willing to sell for what is fair (far less than average asking prices).
Justice at Last

Greenville, FL

#131 Apr 30, 2007
What drove us into this situation was the greedy investors who swarmed in like vultures and overinflated house prices to a point where they are historically disproportionate to the average salary of a Floridian. The market reacted by loosening credit standards and approving loans for people that would normally be shown the door. This is the dark side of capitalism. Now the investors are gone and the bankers have dumped the loans into Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and ultimately the tax payers. It seemed they made their quick cash, partied, and left the American public stuck with the check. South Florida in now a dead market.
Justice at Last

Greenville, FL

#132 Apr 30, 2007
Marc wrote:
South Florida is a cesspool. You have the worst crime in America, Hurricanes, 100% humidity, Thunderstorms every afternoon, Fire Ants, mosquitoes, flat landscape, rude, pretentious elderly New York Misers who steal dinner rolls and jelly packets from restaurants, and you still complain about the home prices even though it is less expensive than 90% of America. I moved to Boulder, Colorado 7 years ago, and while it is much more expensive, it pays off in quality of life.
I guess you forgot the alligators, after all they ate three Floridians last year, it's a shame they didn't eat a miserable person like you.
Justice at Last

Greenville, FL

#133 Apr 30, 2007
SouthFLSucks wrote:
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Actually the $350k home I bought has tripled in value since 2003. Geez I should have rented.. that was so stupid of me to buy....NOT!-after a few years of hardship keeping up with the cost of living I will be leaving this hole soon and will be laughing all the way to the bank
Yeah, but try selling it at your perceived triple value and you might die in it of old age. It's not 2003 anymore, this is a whole new ball game. Your house may not even be worth what you originally paid for it in the current market. So much for that fantasy. Reality rears its ugly face.

Cambridge, MA

#134 Sep 4, 2007
Kevin wrote:
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They are also moving north to get away from ignorant locals like you.(Assuming youÂ’re not a transplant like those you speak about in your comment) Nothing in this article had ANYTHING to do about race.
You are a PC moron. It is an indisputable fact that that an influx of ethnically different people will change the character of a neighborhood over time. This is not an indicment of the newcomers but simply an observable fact. Do you live in a vacuum ?
William Fossitt

United States

#135 Sep 5, 2007
landlord wrote:
people want to rent ! well, i will raise the rent then for those who cannot buy.
Landlord Ballbuster

Miami, FL

#136 Sep 5, 2007
William Fossitt wrote:
Don't sweat that blowhard. How's he gonna get higher rent when 10 gazillion other competing desperate "investors"(flippers ) try renting out their properties to forestall foreclosure?

United States

#137 Sep 5, 2007
landlord wrote:
people want to rent ! well, i will raise the rent then for those who cannot buy.
Good luck with that, lol, there are thousands of rentals and going up every day. Rentals are going down not up, also thousands are leaving florida every day. In other words it's looking good for renters and bad for you. hahaha It just takes a little common sense to see this, but!

Fort Myers, FL

#138 Sep 5, 2007
There's so many empty apartments here in FL that I just find a convenient place to squat for a while, then I move on to new digs, squatting all the way. "Watch the police and the tax man miss me - I'm mobile." - The Who

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