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The Problem With Pipeline

Pipeline.  I suppose the word stems from the bringing of water from the well to the parched.  Perhaps it comes from the ancient times.  King Herod is supposed to have built miles of waterways to water the lands of Israel.  … Continue reading

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Real Estate 2013: What Happened To The Bottom?

Many real estate agents, analysts and buyers are asking the same question: What the heck happened to the bottom?  Weren’t we supposed level off before surging up again?  Doesn’t this portend to another bubble that is destined to burst all … Continue reading

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If It Walks, Looks and Quacks Like a Duck, It’s A Duck

I have said in the past that I wish I were Diana Olick from CNBC.  She made herself a nice little career reporting on housing’s demise.  So it should be very interesting watching how she handles the role going forward.  … Continue reading

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Case-Shiller And The 7 Year Road Map

In my previous life, when I was a professional musician playing in the rock and roll band Legal Reins, we felt confident we were good, but it was always nice to hear it from people from the recording industry because … Continue reading

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Housing And Alfred E. Newman, “What, Me Worry?”

If you didn’t know any better, you would have looked at this week’s Case-Shiller and NAR’s Pending Home Sale Index and conclude the housing market recovery had reversed and was still in decline.  Nothing however could be further from the … Continue reading

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Case-Shiller-Schmiller, Here Comes Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride

I’m not sure I can explain why the Case-Shiller Index posted a decline for January except to say their numbers aren’t reflective of my experience.  Further given the National Association of Realtors’ Pending Home Index numbers reported just a day … Continue reading

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Pending Housing up Again! How Rosy Will 2012 Be?

Well that all depends.  The Rosy-ness depends on Congress not blowing it again; it depends on the election dialog and most importantly it depends on Jobs. The National Association of Realtors Pending Home Index posted another month of improvement and … Continue reading

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Ho-Hum Case-Shiller…

As kids are often quoted, “Bor-ing…”  It’s the last Tuesday of the month and Case-Shiller posted the numbers from November.  No surprises; prices down, sales up; blah, blah, blah. When I was selling homes during the 1990’s and buyer’s were … Continue reading

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Case-Shiller: Predictably Not Great, But…

As I’ve been saying since the Government’s near shut down in July/August, America’s home buying confidence has been shaken.  The National Association of Realtors Pending Home Index has been pointing to a decline in price and sales for months.  Yesterday’s … Continue reading

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Case-Shiller Calls A Bottom?

The S & P/Case-Shiller report on the housing market came out today.  There were a couple of highlights worth mentioning.  First was the fact that we have had 4 straight months of price appreciation.  “With July’s data we are seeing … Continue reading

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