2011 Home Prices to Drop Below 2009 Values

What will 2011 home prices be?

This is the news that many homeowners have been dreading, yet it has seemed like it was inevitable.   Altos Research states, “home prices will continue to decline through the rest of 2010 and start 2011 slightly lower than 2009.

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The primary reason that we will be seeing a drop is due to shadow inventory, these are due to the homes that will be in default in the coming months.   Because we can’t estimate the number of homes that are in shadow inventory, it is difficult to say when the housing market will begin to recover.   Let’s hope to see some growth soon!

Housing Assist Coldwellbanker