Category Archives: Economics

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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Goldilocks And The 3 Real Estate Markets

We all know the story of Goldilocks and The Three Bears. Tasting the Bear’s 3 bowls of porridge Goldilocks remarked, “This one is too hot.”  Then, “This one is too cold,” and finally, “But this one is just right.”  So … Continue reading

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When The Economy Changes, What Happens To Real Estate?

When the economy changes, naturally the value of real estate is affected.  But how is it affected and how quickly does the change register?  By all measures the national economy is improving.  Consumers are spending more money, the declining price … Continue reading

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Case Shiller at the end of 2014

Today’s Case Shiller numbers show a mixed bag of data.  There are some very strong indicators that the market is ready to break out; 8 cities were up over last month and the average annual appreciation was 4.5%.  Moreover the … Continue reading

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What’s It Really Like To Be A Realtor?

 What’s it like to be a Realtor?  I suppose a question like this is best answered: It depends who you ask. Like anything, there are those who are successful and those who are not.  A real estate agent is an … Continue reading

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