Tag Archives: Conejo+Valley

Stayin’ Ain’t An Option

For the past couple months I have been of the contrarian opinion that we don’t have a supply problem but rather a demand problem.  That is, here in the Conejo Valley anyway, we are selling a comparable number of homes … Continue reading

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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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Low Inventory? Don’t Panic, It’s Just A Seller’s Market

By now you’ve heard that the real estate market is back and that there really isn’t much for sale.  You look around your neighborhood and there aren’t many for sale signs and when one goes up, it seems a sold sign appears the very next day.  … Continue reading

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Should I Sell My Home Now Or Wait?

A lot has been made of late about the rebound in housing.  Foreclosure notices are at a many years low; prices both year over year and month over month, seem to be on a solid upwards trajectory and inventory is … Continue reading

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California Home Prices: A Speculative Rise Or A Natural Correction?

The rise in pricing of California real estate has caught many observers off guard and has caused many to wonder aloud if the high numbers are sustainable or just another speculative bubble waiting to burst.  If you have been following … Continue reading

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How Do You Know If You’re Overpaying for A Home?

I get asked this question more and more by my clients as the market is rebounding and prices are rising.  Tough question, no easy answer.  So exactly what is “Market Value?”  The academic answer for real estate is, “Market value … Continue reading

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Houston, We Have A Problem

What happens when there are no homes to sell?  Seriously, have you ever stopped to consider what would happen if there were literally no homes to sell and no homes to buy? It seems ludicrous to even think about such … Continue reading

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Something To Talk About

It’s been  a month since my last post.  If I were working as a reporter, I would have been fired by now.  So why the long silence?  Simply put, I didn’t have anything I wanted to say.  This market is … Continue reading

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The New Role Of The Old Open House

Back in the day of the MLS book, before the modern era of internet Listing Services, the open house was the only way a person could actually get into a home or sometimes even know a home was for sale.  … Continue reading

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All’s Quiet On The Western Front

All’s quiet all right; quiet on the Western Front, Eastern Front and everywhere in between.  It’s so quiet in fact that most Realtors are quietly freaking out.  Typically at this time of year real estate activity slows a little do … Continue reading

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