Here's a video from KPNX TV's "Sunday Square Off". Three local folks discuss the Phoenix real estate market.
On the panel are Jay Butler, Director of Realty Studies at ASU's, and oft quoted in the mainstream media; Stan Lund, a Phoenix mortgage broker and President of the Arizona Association of Mortgage Brokers; and Debi Averett, aka "Twist" from the Phoenix blog HousingDoom.com.
To be bluntly honest, I've never been a big fan of Jay Butler. I think a lot of times he needs to remove the rose colored glasses. I've heard Stan Lund's ads on KFYI (a local talk radio show), but that's the extent of my knowledge of him before this. In my humble opinion, he came across way too commercial and full of excuses.
As for Twist, though I risk being ostracized by the online real estate community, I have to admit I like her. Sure, she's a "bubble head", and though I may disagree with her ultimate outlook on the real estate market and economy, she's a sharp lady and does often make valid points. Her "closing statement" is spot on.
(GASP!) a real estate agent saying they like a bubble head?!? What has the world come to? Just note I didn't say I agree with EVERYTHING on Housing Doom. But if you can't at least acknowledge some of their points, then you need to pull your head out of the sand.
Here's the clip. Just over 16 minutes long, but worth a listen…
[tags]Phoenix real estate market outlook, HousingDoom, Jay Butler, Stan Lund[/tags]