Survey: Md. homeowners split on where values will go in 6 months
Forty-three percent of Maryland homeowners surveyed by a real estate search site think home values will drop in the next six months, about the same as the number who believe values will remain the same -- which leaves 15 percent who think (hope?) that values will rise.
That's according to HomeGain, which surveys homeowners and real estate agents every quarter to see what they think.
Maryland agents were less optimistic, with 53 percent predicting value drops in the next six months.
HomeGain said it surveyed 2,000 homeowners and more than 400 people in the real estate biz nationwide, so the Maryland sample was considerably smaller than that.
So: What's your prediction?
Answer order is randomized, in case you're wondering.
Regardless of what you think will happen, what are you hoping to see? Some of you, I know, are rooting for prices to fall and thus be more affordable. Others are hoping prices will rise to the point that their mortgages aren't underwater.