Anyway to short real-estate?

Discussion in 'Strategy Building' started by DannoXYZ, Aug 8, 2006.

  1. Hey, with the current trend in real-estate bubble-popping as indicated by rising foreclosure-rates, excess inventory, longer times on market, dropping median-prices pretty much all over Cali (especially San Diego, S.B. and S.F.), is there a way to short real-estate properties?
  2. jerryz


    reits? mortgage companies? housing development companies?
  3. Truff


    They are brand new
  4. ok, i just went on there and saw "now trading!"

    I guess volume is virtually nil.
  5. dac8555


    i have been shorting real estate for the last 6 months...the boat has already left the harbor to some extent. many of thehome builders have already dropped significantly.
  6. fhl


    Put an ad in the paper saying that you are building a hi-rise and selling units pre-construction. It's been done before.:eek:
  7. Yep they are new. I haven't had a chance to check volume. I think it was Pabst who earlier said these contracts wouldn't fly.

    But for regular retail traders....probably?

    Anyways, now is not a good time to short real estate. I would wait until Dec.
  8. ess1096


    IYR is the symbol for the real estate ETF. No uptick required.
    #10     Aug 8, 2006