Random thoughts on art, technology, stuff, and occasionally Real Estate: Cheryl Johnson (Cheryl Johnson, Bob Taylor Properties, Inc., Los Angeles, CA)

Deja Vu, All Over Again

Crisis Real Estate InvestingI noticed this book in my office library the other day, and pulled it off the shelf.  "Crisis Real Estate Investing" by Hal Morris.  Sub-Title:  "Increase and Protect Your Assets from Potential Disaster".  The copyright date is 1982.

The blurb on the dust jacket starts:  "During the late 1970s, real estate skyrocketed with values increasing 15 to 20 percent annually.  Suddenly the real estate boom slowed, appreciation stopped, interest rates climbed and homeowners, buyers, sellers, lenders and borrowers scrambled to refinance, bail out or somehow take advantage of their neighbor's misfortune."

Or how about the first paragraph on page one: "It came about so quickly that almost no one could believe it.  Prices for homes all cross America went up dramatically year after year.  One region reported 15 percent a year appreciation, another called it 21 percent, and still a third, 23 percent.  Imagine the value of a house going up by nearly a quarter of its price every year!  And then one day it just stopped."

Huh?  Let me check that copyright date again.  Yep, 1982.  The book talks about the Savings and Loan Crisis of the 1980s, (you remember that, right?) avoiding foreclosure, and goes on to cover real estate investment strategies to profit in a down market.  The charts and graphs show prices in the 90s and 100s, but there you are.

To everything there is a season.


Cheryl Johnson // Bob Tayor Properties, Inc.


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Comment balloon 9 commentsCheryl Johnson • September 23 2006 06:01AM
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