Category Archives: Home Buying

The American Home 2021: Trend Towards Home Improvement Continues

Everyone agrees that amongst some of the biggest surprises brought on by the Covid-19 Pandemic, is the trend towards home improvement.  The obvious need for a home school, home office or two in many cases and the need for at … Continue reading

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January 5, 2021 – Real Estate Predictions Podcast

Hello everyone! Thanks for taking the time to join in on listening to my podcast.  In this episode, I talk about my predictions for the real estate market in 2021. The market is looking to have some incredible opportunities for … Continue reading

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Predictions, Predilections And Possibilities For 2021

Well, I’m glad this year is over, aren’t we all?  For many, the suffering will unfortunately continue.  For most, however, I believe 2021 will be a year filled with possibilities.  Case-Shiller just reported another monthly increase to property values, with … Continue reading

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First Time Homebuyers Episode 6: Repairs

Greetings, and welcome to another new episode of our podcast series for First Time Homebuyers.  This is a multi-part series geared towards buying your most crucial and important investment in your life for the first time, and hopefully it can … Continue reading

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First Time Homebuyers Episode 5: The Offer

Hello, and welcome to yet another episode of the podcast in our new series, “First Time Homebuyers.” This is a multi-part series in which we take a deep dive into buying your most crucial and important investment in your life … Continue reading

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First Time Homebuyers Episode 3: What To Look For

Hello, and welcome to yet another episode of the podcast in our new series, “First Time Homebuyers.” This is a multi-part series in which we take a deep dive into buying your most crucial and important investment in your life … Continue reading

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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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Netflix’ Stranger Things Comes To The Southern California Housing Market

If you’ve not had the chance to see Netfilx’ Stranger Things, you’re missing out.  It’s a fantastic show. *Spoiler Alert* If you have seen the show, you know that it revolves around the premise that there exists a parallel but alternative … Continue reading

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The Tale Of The Strangest Market

I must admit, writing this article I can’t help but wonder if my data isn’t incorrect.  The back story here is that I follow the inventory data pretty closely for my local marketplace.  (Contact Tim here) And as is the … Continue reading

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