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Ben Bernake Hits For The Cycle!

A baseball term?  Bernanke in a baseball uniform?  Not exactly the image most of us have of our Federal Reserve Chairman.  A few months ago, I criticized Chairman Ben Bernanke for announcing that rates would stay low to 2013.  I … Continue reading

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In The Real Estate Red Zone

The opponent’s offense has marched the length of the field and is within striking distance. The question now is one of defense. Can the defense hold the line? Can they bend without breaking or will the line collapse and the … Continue reading

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B of A: Think Like A Borrower, Not A Bank

Bank of America is under heavy fire from every direction right now.  States are suing them over inappropriate foreclosure procedures and over fraudulent loans Countrywide made, which they inherited when the bought the now defunct lender.  They have mounting nonperforming … Continue reading

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Buyers Are Exhausted

I had an enlightening conversation with a buyer prospect yesterday who had visited one of my listings over the weekend.  Her name was Ann.  I have never met Ann, though we’ve spoken several times by phone.  Ann and her husband … Continue reading

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All’s Quiet On The Western Front… Literally

I have been selling real estate for nearly 21 years.  In all those years there are certain truisms that play out year after year: August is the slowest month of the year for real estate; sellers typically command more money … Continue reading

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Case-Shiller for October

Greetings from vacation!  I just couldn’t resist a comment on these numbers…  We knew going in, October was going to post a bad month in the S & P/Case-Shiller Index, and it was, yet not entirely, specifically for California.  There … Continue reading

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More On Forecasting

As I watch the bond market sink to levels not seen since last June, I’m contemplating how it is I didn’t take my I own advice right here in The Real Estate Conversation, which was to start my refinance in … Continue reading

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