Warren Buffett bullish on real estate?

by Rodney Forbes on May 5, 2009

In the following excerpt from the Wall Street Journal, Warren Buffett is making comments on the current real estate market at the annual convention for Berkshire Hathaway. It’s a welcome relief that even the world’s most successful investor sees light at the end of the tunnel for the real state market.

In the last few months you’ve seen a real pickup in activity although at much lower prices,” Mr. Buffett said, citing data from Berkshire’s real-estate brokerage business, HomeServices of America Inc., which is one of the largest in the U.S.

In California, medium and lower-price homes — under $750,000 — have been selling more, though there hasn’t been a bounce back in sale prices, Mr. Buffett said. “We see something close to stability at these much-reduced prices in the medium to lower part of the market.

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Rodney Forbes is a licensed Realtor®, certified short sale/REO specialist and broker for Forbes Realty of South Florida Inc.

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