Thanks to a Web Alert over at Google, I’ve been reading just about every article printed on housing prices in the Bay Area. After you’ve read a dozen or so, you begin to see a pattern — an economist will say the values in the market have departed from fundmentals; a realtor or someone from a realtor association will sat “no they haven’t – there are more buyers than houses for sale”. In other words, scarcity is all that matters.
Well, now even the realtors ar forced to concede there is more than one force at work in setting house prices; and that a new one is about to start exerting itself:
The tide seems to be turning in the coverage of housing — from “oh my gosh, those crazy house prices just keep on climbing” to “ok, we all know this isn’t real”.