Knakal: Expect a 20 Percent Property Sales Drop in '08

Robert Knakal, the chairman of investment-sales brokerage Massey Knakal, wrote in his March "Message from the Chairman" that the volume of property and property-portfolio sales in New York will drop "approximately 20% in 2008."

Why?

"… 2007 will be remembered as the year we started to pay for the Fed keeping interest rates too low for too long."

I wrote in January about how New York real estate investors–and ordinary homebuyers–went hog wild on such low rates. Money was cheap and no one seemed to fret any adjustments.

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