Analysts say: The end (of declines) is near. While new home sales show signs of stabilizing as builders cut back on building and boom-bloated inventories are slowly absorbed, prices of both new and existing homes are still being dragged down by a flood of foreclosures. Still, the experts were optimistic that the federal government’s efforts to stem foreclosures eventually will have an effect by the end of this year or early next year. While  Analysts predict the end of price declines is near, our columnist disagrees about that and some other forecasts; Here are some of their predictions for the housing industry, and my own for consumers.
By June Fletcher, April 24, 2009, WSJ

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