In an article on Sunday, February 27, 2011, the Wall Street Journal gave reasons as to why 2011 might be the end of the Housing Crash. They give reasons to be optimistic, and project that it might make sense to jump into real estate.
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Another interesting change is that FSBO (For Sale By Owner) are becoming increasingly rare. Owners are realizing that they often will surrender more than the 6% commission when getting involved in the negotiation and process of a normal sale of a property. Something as simple as pricing the property can become an issue if a subsequent appraisal does not support the owners view of the property's worth.