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Old 06-16-2017, 07:59 AM
 
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Old 06-16-2017, 08:34 AM
 
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Did not read the article, but I suspect that an analysis that includes the second-highest real estate bubble in US history (2010-present), the second-greatest real estate bubble crash in US history (2007-2009), and the highest real estate bubble in US history (2000-2006) might have too many anomalies to be particularly meaningful.
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Old 06-16-2017, 08:45 AM
 
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I love the cover photo depicting the soul-crushing hell of a suburban house farm.
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Old 06-16-2017, 09:16 AM
 
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Soul crushing hell?
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Old 06-16-2017, 09:23 AM
 
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Did not read the article, but I suspect that an analysis that includes the second-highest real estate bubble in US history (2010-present), the second-greatest real estate bubble crash in US history (2007-2009), and the highest real estate bubble in US history (2000-2006) might have too many anomalies to be particularly meaningful.
It's always better to pre-reject information that you may not agree with. Well done!


ETA - relativistic analysis between cities and portions of the country is the main thrust of the report anyway.

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Old 06-16-2017, 10:03 AM
 
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The proliferation of luxury apartments and its long term impacts will be interesting. It feels like they'll either hit saturation, start failing leading to some blight, or continue to be successful and impact the ability of people to transition from the rental market to the housing market.
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Old 06-16-2017, 10:10 AM
 
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I love the cover photo depicting the soul-crushing hell of a suburban house farm.
You must live a rather pampered existence.
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Old 06-16-2017, 12:31 PM
 
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I wish builders added more upscale 2,000-2,500 sq ft ranches on quarter acre wooded lots instead of giant 5,000 sq ft and up houses on small treeless lots.
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Old 06-16-2017, 02:00 PM
 
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I wish builders added more upscale 2,000-2,500 sq ft ranches on quarter acre wooded lots instead of giant 5,000 sq ft and up houses on small treeless lots.
Until buyers and realtors stop using almighty $/sq-ft metric to price everything, this will not happen. In Frisco, a small developed lot ready to pour foundation costs upward of $250k. Say a larger size lot (assuming it is even possible with today's zoning density requirement) costs 400k and then another 350k to build a 2000 sq ft upscale home. Will anyone pay $375 per sq ft?
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Old 06-16-2017, 04:04 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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I wish builders added more upscale 2,000-2,500 sq ft ranches on quarter acre wooded lots instead of giant 5,000 sq ft and up houses on small treeless lots.
Land costs are almost prohibitive to build smaller houses on bigger lots today. Would you pay $250 / sqft for a new 1 story on a 1/4 acre? Most people would not especially if they were planning a family. Your market would be to wealthy older people.

Also those nice treed lots were pretty much gone after the 1980's. That's one reason the 80's homes over in the Bedford area are some of my favorites.
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