Cheapskate Wisdom from … an Economist Specializing in Real Estate

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“There is no iron law that real estate must appreciate.”

The quote is in a NY Times’ piece about how homeownership is no longer a means to get rich. The full quote:

“There is no iron law that real estate must appreciate,” said Stan Humphries, chief economist for the real estate site Zillow. “All those theories advanced during the boom about why housing is special — that more people are choosing to spend more on housing, that more people are moving to the coasts, that we were running out of usable land — didn’t hold up.”

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