Tag Archives: California

A Disturbing Trend And The After Effects Of The Great Recession

Like many of my friends and clients, the Great Recession took its toll on me and my financial wellbeing.  Keeping a small business afloat while sending kids to college and paying for all the many personal highlights a family experiences … Continue reading

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Goldilocks And The 3 Real Estate Markets

We all know the story of Goldilocks and The Three Bears. Tasting the Bear’s 3 bowls of porridge Goldilocks remarked, “This one is too hot.”  Then, “This one is too cold,” and finally, “But this one is just right.”  So … Continue reading

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You Just Wrote An Offer, What Happens Next?   

You just wrote and an offer, the seller accepted and you’re telling your friends you just bought your dream house.  (Search for homes here.)  You are super excited, but what happens now?  The first thing that happens is your agent … Continue reading

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When The Economy Changes, What Happens To Real Estate?

When the economy changes, naturally the value of real estate is affected.  But how is it affected and how quickly does the change register?  By all measures the national economy is improving.  Consumers are spending more money, the declining price … Continue reading

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Case Shiller at the end of 2014

Today’s Case Shiller numbers show a mixed bag of data.  There are some very strong indicators that the market is ready to break out; 8 cities were up over last month and the average annual appreciation was 4.5%.  Moreover the … Continue reading

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Pitfalls And The Process of Buying And Selling Real Estate

It’s a delicate balance, a real estate transaction.  There are a lot of things that can and do go right but a lot that can and do go wrong.  Just this past Friday the escrow company a seller picked out … Continue reading

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Just How Local Is The Real Estate Market?

Real estate is local.  That’s what they say anyway… usually it’s the final tag line in an article or interview discussing real estate values and market conditions.  Kind of an afterthought really, yet factually just relevant enough that it needs … Continue reading

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