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Greater Boston Bubble Watch

Posted by Scott Van Voorhis August 21, 2014 07:15 AM

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What a chart! Tom Skahen recently shot me this provocative graphic in hopes of raising the alarm over what could be yet another real estate bubble.

Skahen, partner at Littleton-based PrimeTime Communities, points to the recent tear in Bay State home and condo prices and sees big trouble ahead.


Interesting stats for sure, though I am not sure I am buying the bubble argument. Skahen uses relatively high June price numbers - a high point annually in the real estate market - to make his point.

But the comparison is with full-year numbers for 2008. That's not quite an apples-to-apples comparison. Full-year price numbers are always lower, and as we know now, the world economy came close to collapse in the fall of 2008.

Still, an interesting take for sure.

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Scott Van Voorhis is a freelance writer who specializes in real estate and business issues.

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