The top 10 threats facing real estate →

July 17, 2012

MarketWatch:

Below are the top 10 issues affecting the real-estate market in the next 10 to 30 years.

Don’t bother clicking through. The list is worthless and predictable. Here’s a better one:

  1. Lack of effective regulation.
  2. Lack of transparency in big lending institutions.
  3. The MLS monopoly.
  4. Rapidly diminishing effectiveness of appraisals.
  5. Information asymmetry between sellers and buyers.
  6. Perverse incentives on the part of real estate agents.
  7. Consumer ignorance (lack of education)
  8. REALTORS(tm)(c)(r)