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New book names cities most susceptible to home-price declines

Whether you are a homeowner, buyer, seller, investor or real estate agent, you can profit from studying "Bubbles, Booms, and Busts: Make Money in Any Real Estate Market" by Blanche Evans. This extremely well-researched and up-to-date book reveals the signals of a rising, falling or neutral local market for home sales prices. Evans, the editor of online Web site www.RealtyTimes.com, has thoroughly researched the national home sales market and interviewed dozens of respected economists and others to report on what is likely to happen to local home-sale prices for houses and condos. Purchase Bob Bruss reports online. She takes a long-term view of the market for home sales, using population-growth statistics and other facts (not opinions), to maintain a sound perspective on the outlook for home sales. "Home prices usually track a point or two ahead of inflation," Evans notes. "Except for local economic shocks, like the collapse or exit of a major employer, home prices nationwide have not ...

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