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Seasonality or “housing recovery” backslide? Crowdfund research & save money!

​Have you been waiting for the recent exuberance about the “housing recovery” to subside?  Looks like the national housing market has reached a tipping point: TIPPING POINT: Seasonality or housing recovery backslide? #Crowdfund research, save money! crowdtilt.com/campaigns/seas… @crowdtilt #DIY #realestate

Posted in Crowdfunding, Housing bubble, Housing forecasts, Market trends, Price trends, Real Estate Bubble, Timing the market, Trend analysis

Real estate rebound for real? Next “Bubble Hour” on Google+ Hangout

  BUBBLE HOUR: Anyone want to Hangout on Google+ to talk about this? Is #realestate rebound for real? boston.com/realestate/new… via @bostondotcom — Bill Wendel (@RealEstateCafe) August 29, 2012  

Posted in Bubble Hour, DIY Homebuyers, Housing bubble, Housing forecasts, Market trends, Price trends, Real Estate Bubble, Real Estate Roundtables, Talking offer, Timing the market

Homebuyer Survey: Where are Boston housing prices headed in 2012 & beyond?

Keeping an eye on real estate in Massachusetts?  DIY homebuyers, visit our new experimental blog and tell us where you see Boston housing prices going in 2012 and beyond.

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Posted in Bubble Hour, Consumer surveys, DIY Homebuyers, Do-it-yourself, Housing bubble, Housing forecasts, Market trends, Price trends, Real Estate Bubble, Timing the market

Haunted by the Housing Market? Compare housing market Halloween 2000 vs 2010

Originally created for Halloween in 2002, readers are invited to (1) update this slideshow before Halloween 2010, and (2) use slides from this decade-long retrospective on the housing bubble to save money on any offer you submit this Fall or

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Posted in Defensive Homebuying, Housing forecasts, Market trends, Price trends, Real Estate Bubble, Savings & Rebates, Timing the market, Trend analysis

Market snapshot: Do condos in East Cambridge reveal market weakness?

A quick analysis of condominiums currently under agreement in East Cambridge could reveal a remarkable weakness in the housing market.  The Real Estate Cafe prepared the market snapshot below to substantiate a comment we made earlier in the week in

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Posted in Defensive Homebuying, Fee-for-service, In the News, Market trends, Pending sales, Price reductions, Price trends, Real Estate Bubble, Savings & Rebates, Timing the market

Carpe Discount: Savings from price reductions make housing tax credit look foolish

Kudos to Scott Van Voorhis of the Boston.com’s real estate blog, for congratulating readers in his retrospective today entitled, “Back when everyone was riding the tax credit bandwagon, you called it right.”  Need The Real Estate Cafe say more than

Posted in Bidding wars, commission rebate, Consumer protection, Do-it-yourself, Housing forecasts, Market trends, Price reductions, Price trends, Real Estate Bubble, Savings & Rebates

Updating Million Dollar Markdowns

Greetings, Boston.com readers, The Real Estate Cafe is in the process of updating our database of “Million Dollar Markdowns” featured in the Boston Globe story, Luxury for Less, and will release more information soon.  In the meantime, we invite you

Posted in Bubble map, Defensive Homebuying, Luxury homes, Luxury housing, M$M, Market trends, Million Dollar Markdowns, Price reductions, Price trends, Real Estate Bubble, Savings & Rebates, Sweetest Deals

SuperBowl’s not the only game in town, take a walking tour of Super Price Reductions

Looks like Boston.com has added some graphics to their article, Year’s end lifts sales of condos in Boston, and is recycling it on the landing page of their Real Estate section for SuperBowl weekend.  Glad that visibility gives The Real

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Posted in Luxury homes, Luxury housing, M$M, Million Dollar Markdowns, Price reductions, Price trends, Real Estate Bubble, Savings & Rebates, Sweetest Deals, Valentine's Day

Annual Survey: What will housing prices look like in 2010 & beyond?

Keeping an eye on the real estate market in Massachusetts?  The Real Estate Cafe and BostonBubble.com would like to know what you think housing prices will look like in Greater Boston, as well as LOCAL cities and towns across the

Posted in Bubble Hour, Consumer surveys, Housing forecasts, Market trends, Price trends, Real Estate Bubble, Timing the market, Trend analysis

Will luxury “short sales” drive housing prices down across MA?

With hyperbole-filled housing headlines “soaring” across the internet in Boston, it’s important to take a sobering look at a “sleeper” trend that has the potential to pull down housing prices across Massachusetts in 2010 and beyond. Last Friday, Bloomberg published

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Posted in Bubble Hour, Defensive Homebuying, Foreclosures, Million Dollar Markdowns, Price trends, Real Estate Bubble, Savings & Rebates, Trend analysis
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