Analysts speculate that an unavoidable decline in home prices is looming

October 7, 2014

For 50 years until the housing bust, first-time buyers were the foundation of the housing market boom, Value Walk says, because this allowed the previous homeowners to make a profit and become trade-up buyers. Today this happens a lot less frequently.


Value Walk further says that the decline in home prices occurred because many all-cash buyers raced in over the last three years to replace trade-up buyers, and banks concentrated their efforts on substantially reducing foreclosures as well as the sale of repossessed properties. This artificial restriction of homes on the market is leveling prices.


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