Many Homeowners Insist on Inflated PricesThe troubled housing market is revealing an odd quirk about the process of selling a home. The usual economic truism — as demand goes down, the prices go down — doesn't seem to apply.
The usual economic truism — as demand goes down, the prices go down— doesn't seem to apply in the current troubled housing market. Many homeowners prefer not to sell their home than to take a penny less than their inflated asking price.
Hersh Shefrin, professor of behavioral finance at Santa Clara University, breaks down the economic conundrum for Andrea Seabrook.