Category Archives: Tim Freund

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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First Time Homebuyers Episode 9: Closing & the Final Stretch

The final episode of our First Time Buyer’s podcast!  Thank you guys for sticking around with us.  In this final episode, we finish up the buying process with the closing, and the final stretch of getting everything done. Sit back, … Continue reading

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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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Home Sellers: Things to Watch Out For

I started my real estate career selling new homes for Shapell Industries and S & S Construction.  I hadn’t been on the job but 6 months when in a rare conversation with Mr. Nathan (Shapell), he says to me in … 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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