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Throughout the recovery phase, property values rise, but media reports reflect low confidence in real estate as an investment. The end of the recovery phase often blurs with the beginning of the next boom, and it can be hard to tell when the cycle is changing. RECOGNIZING CYCLE SHIFTS Investors tuned in to the real estate cycle watch for signs of a shift from one phase to the next and use that information to guide purchase decisions and exit strategies.
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They balance cash flow and appreciation with long-term wealth building. From Slump to Recovery Opportunity Thrives At the beginning of the slump phase, property values may still be rising, though at slower rates. Property sales volumes fall from their former heights and there is a lower ROI.