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Dario Ferreira
Attleboro, MA
Internet Marketing & SEO

It's more ignorance than misinformation.
All necessary information is at everyone's fingertips.

Also, many, many people are financially dumb.

Jan 27, 2023 06:46 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text


Consumers have ALWAYS thought 'every hangnail' meant a DRAMATIC price reduction.

And why shouldn't they when the MSM spews their sensationalism 'bleeds = it leads" nonsense . . .

NOW, class . . . where ya gonna get the rest of that 100k?
Hint: not from seller or broker . . .



Jan 27, 2023 06:40 AM
Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL
Call me at 850-517-7098

Not really.  Some folks will buy, some folks will sell.  its all local.  Some folks missed a great opportunity to take advantage of historically low rates so their buying power in seriously curtailed.  Its part of the chain of events that will ripple thru the economy as we normalize. 

The only change is that everything changes.  

Jan 27, 2023 05:43 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Not at all, we live in a world of misinformation these days and people that provide it find plenty of sheep to follow them, haha.

Jan 27, 2023 04:53 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

Not in the least. The general public consults with their uninformed friends, click bait, media, social media; basically everyone but their local REALTOR* and Lender for proper advice.

Jan 27, 2023 07:07 AM
Jerry Thomas-Construction Loans
Cranbrook Loans - Farmington Hills, MI
Construction Loans in MI, OH, PA, VA, GA and FL.

Can't say that I'm surprised but I'm sure their are lots of sellers and buyers that are not aware of the current market.

Jan 27, 2023 05:07 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

No surprise Buzz Mackintosh 


        Thanks to the TV News and Google Search, everybody is an "Expert".

    UNTIL they step out into the real world and start shopping for a house.  Then Reality slaps some sense into them.

Jan 27, 2023 07:22 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I am not surprised at all. We must keep in mind that any forecast is no more than one person's opinion, and those are frequently wrong.  "Unprecedented high interest rates?" What a joke! Some of us might remember Prime at 21%. Mortgage rates in the 5-6-7% range are not bad at all, especially on a 30-year basis. Home prices WILL go down, mainly because they were overpriced and will stay higher than in some earlier markets due to low inventory nationally. Fed Fund rates will go up, but mortgage rates will not rise in step with those borrowing rates or the 10-year notes due to pressures from buyers of bulk mortgage products in the secondary markets. 

Jan 27, 2023 07:02 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Buzz... I read that report yesterday. I am not surprised. I'm constantly talking to people who have all sorts of ideas about the current housing market because all they read are media headlines. I spend a lot of time disabusing them of incorrect ideas.

Jan 27, 2023 05:12 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Interesting story. Many home buyers are of an age where they do not remember the recession of 2008-2012 and they have no clue that rates could rise over 4%. Welcome to the new normal!

If a buyer came to my market, the area that I mostly serve, with the idea that they could buy a home for the national average mentioned in that article - $388,100 - they would be terribly disappointed. Our mls shows 4 properties under $400K. One is a manufactured home - a 2 bedroom, singe-wide model - and there are three 1 bedroom condos.

High interest rates combined with affordability issues are a huge barrier for buyers.

Yet...the market will move forward and so will I.

Jan 27, 2023 07:39 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

National sources are skewing and spewing...which is why I depend on everything local when practicing real estate!

Jan 27, 2023 08:21 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services


Americans are wildly misinformed



Jan 27, 2023 08:20 AM
Shayne Stone
HomeSmart - Fulshear, TX
"Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor" RETIRED

Should I be?


I was always taught "Believe Nothing that You Hear and Only Half of What You See!"... LOL - and you will be Okay...


Jan 27, 2023 07:42 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

There is no definitive source in general or overall, that has all the answers. Real Estate remains subject to local dynamics. THINK: supply & demand for a certain area. When anyone is called upon, they can give a professional opinion or a layman's opinion, but keep in mind, it's all opinion in the end

Jan 27, 2023 07:24 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
NC Real Estate Transition & Relocation 919-602-848

There are sources spewing anything and everything just to get a click. People need to look at the facts and keep it local to where they're shopping. Millennials have never know rates this high and Boomers and Gen X should know those low interest rates of 2%-3% aren't normal. Some markets will go down some while others continue to increase. I expect some people won't move for a while because they do have lower interest rates.

Jan 27, 2023 07:56 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671


Jan 27, 2023 05:26 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

National news does not speak to the reality of our local market or other local markets.  Who really knows?  Those of us that keep track of our markets on a regular and consistent basis. And those national guys and gals know this fact.....but drama rules and it goes on and on and on. Follow their money! Blah! Blah! Blah!

Jan 27, 2023 11:12 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

It seems we are all in agreement (commenters here) that there is NO surprise due to all the misinformation out there Buzz Mackintosh 

Jan 27, 2023 08:45 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

I read this & its such a generalization. Many people just don't care about anything. The housing & mortgage market is not a friendly place for consumers.

Jan 27, 2023 11:46 AM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

No surprise here Buzz Mackintosh -- there are areas that will experience more or less a large reduction but real estate is LOCAL and so no one can predict for the whole country.  In my area, things have slowed down, but we are not seeing drastic cuts.  At least not at the present moment.  Regarding interest rates I remember buying my first house.  I started at 9-3/4 percent and because i had an Adjustable Rate Mortgage the rate went all the way up to 17 percent.  Ouch!  Glad we are not there now!

Jan 27, 2023 12:59 PM
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

No I am not surprised.  If you walked out on the street and asked 10 people who the vice president is half of them would get it wrong.  80% probably don't know who the speaker of the house is currently. Why would real estate be any different than current affairs.  Sadly 90% probably know prince Harry's new book title.

Jan 28, 2023 09:26 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Many have predictions. Only results tell the real story. Perception is not reality.

Jan 28, 2023 04:03 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Funny but, Dr. Yun spoke at our office's annual meeting this month and he shared some of the crazy media stories. I'm a big believer in our being the educators though - we need to share the 'truth' in our local markets, for sure!

Jan 27, 2023 08:21 PM
Philip A. Raices
Turn Key Real Estate - Great Neck, NY
1 of the Most Knowledgeable Brokers on the Net!

Hey Buzz,

Not really.  I usually go to to fact check what I believe to be inaccurate or false info.

Jan 30, 2023 01:28 PM