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  • aco_brasil0192 aco_brasil0192 May 28, 2009 8:54 PM Flag

    Musk and Doc

    One more:

    http://www.calculatedriskblog.com/2009/05/berkshire-hathaways-sokol-no-green.html

    David Sokol, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc's MidAmerican Energy Holdings and a contender to succeed Warren Buffett, warned that the U.S. housing market still has a ways to go before bottoming out.
    ...
    "As we look at the economy, I have to be honest: we're not seeing the green shoots," Sokol said ... "We think the official statistics of 10 to 12 months' backlog is actually nearly twice that amount," ...

    "There is an enormous shadow backlog of about-to-be foreclosed homes and of individuals who need to sell but have time, and there are already six (for sale) signs on their block," he said.

    ... "It will be be mid-2011 before we see a balancing of the existing home sales market." He defined "balanced" as a six-month backlog

 
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