'Clearance sale, prices 20% off!', not in shops, on property….

Last week Capel Construction made news when they made a massive reduction in asking price on properties in D15, now more developers are jumping on board both the Albany Group and Abbey Group have reduced asking prices by up to 25% in an effort to get buyers back into the market, I’m sure there is a shortage of smug estate agents ‘taking orders’ for these homes, I think the market is truly at a point where they will have to ‘sell’ these units if they want to shift them. Prices in Holywell (the place where Baiba Saulite was shot) are now at 2005 levels,

The method clearly works as Capel sold 56 units once they dropped the price, so perhaps there is demand out there but its from a public so worried about price falls that they will only purchase if there are considerable reductions in asking price. Personally I don’t believe that some of these prices even represent true value, how will the 56 purchasers feel if the prices get reduced yet again to attract more buyers? They would …

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‘Clearance sale, prices 20% off!’, not in shops, on property….

Last week Capel Construction made news when they made a massive reduction in asking price on properties in D15, now more developers are jumping on board both the Albany Group and Abbey Group have reduced asking prices by up to 25% in an effort to get buyers back into the market, I’m sure there is a shortage of smug estate agents ‘taking orders’ for these homes, I think the market is truly at a point where they will have to ‘sell’ these units if they want to shift them. Prices in Holywell (the place where Baiba Saulite was shot) are now at 2005 levels,

The method clearly works as Capel sold 56 units once they dropped the price, so perhaps there is demand out there but its from a public so worried about price falls that they will only purchase if there are considerable reductions in asking price. Personally I don’t believe that some of these prices even represent true value, how will the 56 purchasers feel if the prices get reduced yet again to attract more buyers? They would …

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90,000 Mortgage job losses

CNN have reported that there were 90,000 mortgage industry job losses in 2007, I know of one of them, my old room-mate in Chicago Maurice Mulroe. He is a father of two and was in the industry for a decade, then one day he walks into work and out of the blue is told to go home ‘it’s over’. It took him 7 months to find another job that his skillset could qualify him for, and even low paid jobs were being hotly contested by the new wave of skilled redundancies.

Often redundancies are in industries that are mainly unskilled or manual but the Mortgage Crisis in the US has put people with college degrees, years of expertise and experience out in the cold, and that was part of what gave early January’s increase in the unemployment statistics.

The same thing has happend (albeit to a lesser degree) here in Ireland, Fresh Mortgages entered the market during 2007 and they were a good bunch of people, good at what they did too but then they …

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