I just wrote an article on my political blog about currency devaluation and inflation. I don't want to cut and past the whole thing here. But, buying real estate has always been a hedge against inflation. I still stand by the prediction that housing prices will, in general, drop. However, they could drop in value, and still increase in price if we get a currency devaluation or rampant inflation.
Furthermore, properties can be bought in the Inland Empire for less than the cost of construction. So, there are bargains and lots of them out in the market. I do believe that more foreclosures and REO's and short sales are on their way. We are going to have deals for quite some time.
6 months ago