November 29, 2007

HP'er Homework Assignment: If you could ask Lawrence Yun of the NAR one question, one serious question, what would it be?

Give me your best.

Might need it.

42 comments:

Anonymous said...

grandma here-

How could you have done what you
did, as a matter of policy, promote
a series of lies, feed them into
the financial system as contractual
obligation; in fact infecting the
global financial system with what
amounts to a super virus?

michael said...

why be so deceitful?

Anonymous said...

Can we start a movement to discredit NAR data. The MSM and public should be focusing on the S&P/Schiller data. Having the NAR be the keeper of housing data is like having the fox guard the hen house.

Anonymous said...

Are you instructed by higher-ups as to what you can publish or say? If so, who?

sandman said...

Keith,

One question that comes to mind is:


Lawrence,

What hard data would you need to forecast a further decline in housing?

Anonymous said...

Can you "see" the music ?

Anonymous said...

What color is the sky in your world?

Anonymous said...

What flavor of Kool-aid do you prefer?

GWK said...

When you go home at the end of your day do you really believe in what you are saying as the spokesperson for the NAR.

ian said...

Lawrence,

From the things that you've seen happen, all this mortgage meltdown. From the deepest core of your heart What do you think we can do to avoid this to ever happening again?

Anonymous said...

Do you and David Lereah talk?

When you took the job did your boss tell you you'd have to lie for a living?

Tony Soprano said...

Do I look like a Bitch?

coke adds life said...

Hindsight being what it is, knowing what you know now what would you have done differently?

straw buyer said...

Will you buy my house?

Anonymous said...

The obvious one is:
Are your bad predictions based pressure from NAR or are you just that clueless?

k.w. - southern ca. said...

Simple - just tell the truth.

Either-way, people will be shocked at just how severe a price fall this will be across the country for residential housing.

I can already see how bad this is getting here in Southern Ca. - afluent neighborhoods.

The housing crash will not discriminate.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Yun,

Will you start keeping track of every time you are wrong on your forecast and give us that information with your new forecast?

Anonymous said...

Yes what in what decade do you think the housing crash will bottom out?

Lady Di said...

Is Las Vegas landlocked?

Chelle B. said...

Lawrence,

Why do you promote an activity that has proven to destroy so many lives and call it your consitutional right?

How many families have been torn apart because of you and the likes of you?

Knowing how much innocent blood is on your hands, how can you sleep at night??!

Oh wait! You are with the NAR not the NRA!

Silly me... :)

Anonymous said...

Just how stupid do you think the American people are?

Anonymous said...

You know Mr. Yun, you have now reserved your place in hell next to Lereah & Greenspan, how can you look in the mirror?

RayNLA said...

Larry,

How much money has the NAR lost this year due to the Housing Crash?

RayNLA

ohhhhhmyyy said...

I know Yun does it for the money, like anyone else would, so there's no questions I could ask 'em.

Like someone else noted, beer, driving, losing you're virginity and buying a home are the loves of our lives.

Anonymous said...

where did you get that cool haircut?

Anonymous said...

1. Does real estate ever go down in value?

2. What causes real estate prices to rise?

Answer: Aside from obvious supply constraints (eg. beach front properties) over the past hundreds of years of data.. overall... housing prices EXACTLY match INFLATION. Ie. houses don't "appreciate". Dollars depreciate.

Anonymous said...

do you want a blind fold?

Anonymous said...

Since you have no credibility (i.e., laughing stock), how long before Yun submit your resignation?

bob said...

"How the f*ck do you sleep at night?"

Anonymous said...

why exactly is your organization even necessary?

Anonymous said...

do you have any long positions in real estate that would keep your predictions from being objective?

Paul E. Math said...

Let's suppose that there is not a housing crash underway right now - if there were a housing crash, say a thousand years from now, what would be the indicators and how would they be different from what we are seeing right now?

Put differently, if this isn't a housing crash, then what the fahq is?

Anonymous said...

Hey there Larry-Hmmmmmmmmmm,Wee-el
,Nope ,no questions.See ya Lars.

Porkchop Sandwiches said...

How many fingers am I holding up?

Princess Mononoke said...

Would you allow your mother and father to purchase a home in today's market?

owenf said...

*** POW! ***


Did that hurt?

Anonymous said...

Since we don't need an agent to buy many things in our lives, why do we need realtors, and why is what we pay them not simply related to the amount of work they do, rather than a percentage of the value of the home?

Anonymous said...

A morally empty douche says what?

nnj said...

From this point forward, would you care to put your money where your mouth is?

smitty said...

"How many fingers am I holding up?"

I bet it's one and it's in the middle.

DaveO said...

I would love to have an official debate with Larry, posing these questions:

Mr. Yun, you keep talking about how the "fundamentals" support price stabilization. Those "fundamentals" that you keep mentioning are a strong job market and low interest rates. What about the actual prices of houses and incomes of the people buying them? Are median incomes high enough to support mediocre houses? What should the ratio of house price to income be? If interest rates rise without incomes rising, wouldn't it stand to reason that house prices would have to fall even further?

I wonder if he'll ever answer any of these questions before he gets the boot from the NAR.

Anonymous said...

Dear Lawrence,

As a long time real estate broker, my advice is for you to return to school & restudy economics. It is painfully obvious to anyone in the real world that when housing prices disconnect from the economic reality of wage increases, we are in a bubble. Bubbles don't end well...Please stop sugarcoating it, and let the market return to reality. The sooner that we get this over, the better for our country. Regards... A soon to be former Realtor