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Why You Should Ignore Trends In Real Estate

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Many people tend to get caught up in real estate trends reported in
magazines, newspapers and on television. This is a mistake of the highest
order.


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real estate, buyer, seller, trend, trends, colorado, texas, houses,
homes, appreciation


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Many people tend to get caught up in real estate trends reported in
magazines, newspapers and on television. This is a mistake of the highest
order.

Why You Should Ignore Trends In Real Estate

In this modern information age, you can learn just about anything on a
particular subject. While access to information is usually a positive
development, things can get a bit crazy if you get overloaded with it.
Look long enough and you can find two pieces of information offering
exactly the opposite views on a subject. Obviously, that doesn’t really
help you make a choice.

In real estate, the information offered in the media is usually uniform.
For the last six or seven years, everyone with any brains at all has
reported the real estate market has been hot. Now, many of these same
pundits are suggesting the market is cooling off. Some are even
predicting a crash in the market.

As a potential buyer or seller, how should you evaluate the information
being produce in the media? The simple answer is you should ignore it.
The problem with these reports is not the accuracy. Instead, the problem
is they are reporting national trends in real estate.

National trends are great and all, but they have little or no application
to your specific area. Consider the following if you do not believe me.
The real estate market for the last few years has been reported as hot,
hot, hot. In Colorado, however, the market has been flat throughout this
time. If you were considering buying or selling in Colorado, the
information being provided for national trends simply did not apply to
you.

If you think Colorado is the exception, it is not. The state with one of
the worst appreciation rates over the last four or five years, for
instance, has been Texas. Put in practical terms, this means homes in
Dallas, Houston, Denver, San Antonio and Houston have not followed
national trends. The only real estate trends that matter are those in
your local markets. Never rely on national data.

If you are considering buying, you have to be very careful when
considering real estate trends. If it looks like a seller’s market in
your area, you may make the mistake of not buying. Even in a seller’s
market, buying a home is better than renting. Every day you are in the
home is a day you are growing your personal wealth through equity
accumulation. Don’t stay out of the market simply because you feel it
isn’t the right time.

It is easy to get caught up in real estate trends since they are
plastered in front of your face on a daily basis. In truth, they really
should not play much of a role in your decision making process.

				
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