Saturday, September 26, 2009

You're Money is Worth More Than You Think...

Posted By: Laura Reginelli

$1 million going further in many housing markets

By ADRIAN SAINZ (AP) – 1 hour ago

A million dollars doesn't buy you what it once did. In most U.S. neighborhoods, it now gets you a lot more.

During the housing boom, prices rose so high and so fast that even cookie-cutter homes in the paved suburbs of South Florida and California could cost a cool million. In Santa Clara, Calif., a high-tech hot spot, the median price hit $836,780 in 2007.

That was a long way from the days when a million-dollar home evoked images of marble columns and swimming pools with vanishing edges. Subprime loans allowed more people than ever to buy houses that were once above their means. Higher demand fueled ever-higher prices until the spigot of cheap money was turned off and the housing bubble burst. The recession forced many well-heeled buyers into unemployment lines. And sales of homes over $1 million cratered by more than 50 percent from the peak four years ago.
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1 comment:

  1. A proof that change is the only constant thing in this world. We should grab the great opportunities now to make money in the future too. Good luck and thanks. By the way, I know a real estate coach who could also help many in the real estate industry make money despite the current crisis.