Hello, Newbie here. I went to the beginning of the thread
first. What a blast from the past. My mother put her property
on the market in 2006, but after a series of lousy agents and
people starting to feel jittery, she held onto it. It was a Spanish-style ranch house on 2 and a half acres in the mountains West of Palm Springs, California. At the peak of the market, it was valued at $530k. In 2009, it was sold in a short
sale for $260k. Now my brother-in-law is losing his house near Temecula. He lost half his clients because of the economy, and he couldn't restrain my sister from spending.