Category Archives: Tim Freund

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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Market Snapshot – May 2022

Year in and year out spring is Southern California’s strongest market.  Spring brings out the most buyers and the most sellers.  And May 2022 is no different.  Inventory is rising to meet the increased demand. One way in which things … Continue reading

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Rising Rates: What to do?

With interest rates expected to rise even further in the coming months, would be homeowners find themselves in search of options and solutions.  For many, especially Millennials who’ve never experienced rising rates, this is a time of great concern when … 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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The Elephant in the Room (And It Is Us)

In my 31 years of selling real estate, certain things have remained true.  The 3 most important words for example, are now, always have been and will always be, location, location, location.  For investment, find the cheapest house in the … Continue reading

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Case Shiller July 2021: You Never Hear the One That Gets Ya

With the S&P Case Shiller numbers out today for May 2021 (Case Shiller lags 2 months in their reporting) showing unprecedented year over year appreciation in all 20 Cities they follow, all we can do is shake our head.  It’s … Continue reading

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The Hot Real Estate Market: It’s Not Just Here, It’s Everywhere

My wife and I just returned from a 5-day whirlwind trip from SoCal to Chicago.  Now that we’re vax’d and hopefully on our way back to a post pandemic normalcy, we took it upon ourselves to go somewhere.  We chose … 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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Escalation Clause: What Is It And Is It A Good Strategy?

Perhaps you’re a buyer and you’ve never heard of an escalation clause.  Or maybe you’re a young Realtor and you’ve never come across one before.  An escalation clause is a term in an offer where the buyer agrees to increase … Continue reading

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