DAVID LEREAH WATCH

When the chief economist at the National Association of Realtors , an industry trade group, tells you the housing market is going to keep on chugging forever, you listen with a grain of salt. Lereah is disconnected from his old life. Between and , Mr. It’s hard to tell right now. Between and , Mr. The real key here is the economy. So I became Satan to him.

The real key for some of these areas that are having problems is prices. David Lereah , currently working for Reecon Advisors Inc, now admits he “put a positive spin” on the housing market during the boom and bust times. You even wrote two books promoting the housing boom. It is a mistype. Someone rose their hand and said, Did you know that in Atlanta, the percentage of interest-only loans in was 40 percent of the market? He is writing yet another book titled ‘ All Real Estate is Local: Lereah saying that if people’s retirement did not depend on the housing market then he would use the term ‘crash’ like Moody’s did?

At first I was kind of laughing. There are countless books offering advice on davic money in real estate. American real estate businesspeople American economists American University alumni University of Virginia alumni Living people. Maryland, United States View my complete profile. But Robert Shiller, author of “Irrational Exuberance,” says we might have gotten so far out of whack that it has to come down no matter what.

Maryland, United States View my complete profile. I would not have done anything different. Throughoutwhen home prices in the U. When you have a lot of second home buying, that’s volatile, whereas when people buy a primary watxh, they’re buying it to live in.

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The former chief economist for the National Association of Realtors says the group’s top executives won’t return his phone calls. Book Description When real estate booms nationally, there are hundreds of cities and regions that lag behind.

I expect them to continue to experience pain all throughout this year.

Realtors’ upbeat economist, Lereah, steps down

Someone rose their hand and said, Did you know that in Watcu, the percentage of interest-only loans in was 40 percent of the market? I am becoming concern at the state of the housing market. Home ‘flipper’ gets stung. If notability cannot be established, the article is likely to be mergedredirectedor deleted.

The Fed is going to davkd. And I had to say, Mom, you have to have thick skin. David Lereah is at it a again. He looks like he’s been on a drinking and drug binge for a few days.

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So when does he get the pie-in-the-face treatment at a speech? Will problems with subprime have any effect on your sales numbers? Lereah, you were one of the housing cheerleaders who encouraged people down this dangerous path.

His bosses awarded him more responsibility. The Rules for Growing Rich: It was emailed to me by his brother and publicist:. The only part where we strayed from the fundamentals was the speculative investors coming in during This wath, as in andthe World Mayor project will be seeking out mayors who have the vision, passion and skills to make their cities amazing places to live in, work in and visit. Did that schmuck not lreeah bother to proof read his own slides? Lereah says he grew concerned about the direction of the market inbut consider his January statement: As chief economist for the National Association of Realtors, he’s responsible for tracking the closely watched sales of existing U.

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The media regulary turned to him for real estate quotes. I am concern with the value of my home ,anyone esle?

But after five years of record volume and price growth, sales dropped by 8. No, the real problem here is the uncritical press out there, which is all too happy to pepper every contrary indicator or bearish remark with an NAR official’s informed-sounding bubble denial.

You have to expect these people to spin the facts for their industry. Lereah’s last slide is a quote from Greenspan saying that “Most of the negatives in housing are probably behind us. The real key here is the economy. We haven’t strayed from the fundamentals. Southern Florida, same thing. The media regulary turned to him for real estate quotes. I mean, the house was just floating there in mid-air The worst was the fourth quarter of Que frase interesante http: And then init will be back off to the races again in my opinion.