Category Archives: Economics

Buyer’s Market or Seller’s Market? Depends On Who You Ask

I wrote a couple months ago that this was a seller’s market, and the buyer’s just don’t know it yet.  And today’s Case Shiller report suggests there may be changes afoot in our housing market: it may be heating up.  … Continue reading

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A Case For Keeping Freddie And Fannie Redux

Yesterday the US Treasury and Steve Mnuchin, laid out a plan to take Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae private… again.   Obama and his administration proposed pretty much the same idea as Secretary Mnuchin and the Trump administration six years ago.  … Continue reading

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Spotlight: Corelogic Case-Shiller April 2019

To channel Jan Brady of the Brady Bunch, data, data, data… The information out of Corelogic Case-Shiller today shows a slowing real estate market.  Slowing price appreciation anyway.  Sales we know have been slowing nationally for months, but it’s the … Continue reading

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Interpreting What The Early 2019 Housing Data Means

The housing data that came out of the National Association of Realtors yesterday morning was not good. Sales were down 6.4% from last year, similar to the sales pace to 2000 which if you recall was in a mini recession … Continue reading

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The Curious Case Of This Real Estate Correction

As I’ve been suggesting in my most recent posts, the real estate market of 2018 is showing sign of correcting.  The funny thing, is that this curious correction looks different than any I can recall. Maybe it’s just how corrections … Continue reading

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If The Market Is Slowing, Then What?

By the looks of things, the real estate market is slowing.  This can mean any of a variety of things.  So what if it is, then what?  Should you hold off buying, selling? As I always write, real estate is … Continue reading

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Tax Reform: The probable Effect On California Real Estate

The 2017 Republican tax bill that just passed includes several provisions that will have a direct impact on California real estate.  Most are not good, but there’s often some silver lining if you look hard enough. Preface to say, I … Continue reading

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What The Heck Kind Of Market Is This?

I have some clients that just love real estate.  They watch HGTV and Millionaire Real Estate Agent, Fix and Flip etc.  They are on Zillow or Redfin all the time, it’s a passion for them yet when it comes time … Continue reading

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Tight Inventory: Continued Multiple Offers Or Housing Bubble?

There is probably nothing so disheartening in the real estate world as writing an offer only to find you are not alone.  With Coastal California inventory still so tight especially in the “more affordable price range” of under $1 Million, … Continue reading

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A Disturbing Trend And The After Effects Of The Great Recession

Like many of my friends and clients, the Great Recession took its toll on me and my financial wellbeing.  Keeping a small business afloat while sending kids to college and paying for all the many personal highlights a family experiences … Continue reading

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