The Massachusetts Association of Realtors (MAR) will announce their official February housing statistics tomorrow, Thursday March 23, 2006; and once again, a number of leading bubble bloggers in Boston invite you chat about them as soon as they are released and press coverage unfolds.
Would you believe the first “Bubble Hour” generated 36 pages of content including over a dozen graphs submitted by a number of bloggers and savvy consumers? If you missed that chat, the transcript and graphs of January 2006 housing statistics are accessible online but comments or questions should be posted below.
Better yet, why not participate in our second Bubble Hour? (WILL REOPEN CHAT BETWEEN 9PM AND 10PM THIS EVENING.) Please let us know if you’d prefer to chat online or meet offline by emailing us. Either way, you can enrich the discussion by posting your question below, or submitting them privately beforehand. Graphs are our specialty so let us know if there is any data you’d like to see presently visually. As before, chat participants with different perspectives — both geographically and with respect to their opinion about the housing bubble — are earnestly sought. Homebuyers, sellers, professionals, and press are all welcome.
We’d be particularly delighted if someone from MAR joined us to answer questions directly, too. After (1) single family home sales fell to their lowest volume in ten years during January and (2) year-over-year prices fell for the first time in 115 months, my guess is that MAR will say that housing rebounded in February 2006. More evidence of a “soft landing,” industry spin, or a mild winter? We want to hear your opinion.