Category Archives: Home Buying

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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Real Estate, The Economy and Predictions for 2019

If you’re like me you are listening to the prognosticators making their predictions for 2019.  Not one to be left behind, here are my predictions on what you can expect from real estate and the economy at large in 2019. … Continue reading

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Buying My First Home: An Online Discount Broker Experience

I’d like to relay a story to you… My name is Sam Lottner.  I’m 34 years old, a programmer by education and trade and the time had come for me to buy my first home.  Some of my friends have … 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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Thoughts On Online Brokerages

I was on a listing appointment the day before yesterday and the issue of Purple Bricks, an online discount brokerage out of Australia came up. They had taken a listing up the street which had been marketed by several Realtors … Continue reading

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Redfin Goes Public

Friday Redfin, the online real estate brokerage went public.  Investors liked it and the stock RDFN, went up 45%.  Yet even with that, it’s market cap is under $2B.  Why is that I wonder? Real estate is and always will … Continue reading

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