Saturday, June 26, 2010
The biggest loser.....
It's been a while since we saw a house here so lets take a look at a home that has fallen in value a whopping 63%. 16622 Catalonia Dr is a 5400 s/f Mcmansion up in Woodcrest. This behemoth sold new in Dec. 2006 for $1.381 million. Today it is listed at $512k. It's an REO now so no short sale BS to deal with. The price is solid based on comps so I don't think it will get bid way up. I'd say this area has "corrected" back to about where it would have been had there been no bubble.
I've looked at quite a lot of this model in this tract. I'd never buy one of them though. They are just way too big. If you have a family of 20 or yearn for the MTV "Cribs" lifestyle then these might be for you. I'd prefer something I can afford to maintain, heat, cool, etc.