Category Archives: Tim Freund

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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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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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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