Category Archives: Recession

Housing, Rising Rents, and the Decline of the Middle Class

The end of every month is, for a data hound like me, my favorite part of the month.  Case Shiller home sale report, the National Association of Home Builders data around home-starts and permits pulled and the National Association of … Continue reading

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Reports of My Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

In 1897 while traveling London, an article came out that Mark Twain had died.  When asked by a reporter about this and his health, Twain replied, “Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” So why this quote for a … Continue reading

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Five Reasons You Should Buy a Home Today

With the real estate market slowing due to rising rates and a lack of affordability for a growing segment of the population, it’s easy to find reasons to put any home purchase plans on hold.  The most common mantra is … Continue reading

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Masterpiece, Winslow Homer and the Art of Real Estate

Growing up, one of my favorite games was Masterpiece.  It was always an adventure trying to determine which pieces of art I liked, which were valuable, and which were forgeries.  The real estate market, in times of uncertainty, is much … Continue reading

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Lions, and Tigers and Oh Yes, Da Bears

In 2011 I wrote an article entitled Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!   In it I discussed the consumer confidence as being a drag on what could be an improving housing landscape.  We had just seen that the number … Continue reading

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A Trip to the Moon

As I look back on the year in real estate with an eye towards 2022, I am reminded of Georges Melies’ famous 1902 movie, A Trip To The Moon.  Despite being 120 years old, the movie holds up because it … Continue reading

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Selling Real Estate During a Pandemic – Are You Kidding Me?

I have been selling real estate for a long time.  I have seen recessions, stock market crashes, speculation and finance driven real estate crashes.  I’ve seen booms and busts, sold new tract homes and resold custom estates.  I however, wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Bidding Wars: How Long Can This Continue?

Realtors across the country are reporting the same thing: There’s no inventory and sale prices are regularly going over the asking price.  Inman, a real estate news service, recently published an in-depth discussion on the low inventory and crazy bidding … 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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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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