Tag Archives: Diana+Olick

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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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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Real Estate Fraud and the Broken Moral Compass

I have been selling real estate for 22 years.  When I was younger I worked for a family owned developer selling tract homes.  It was a coveted job and one that required the highest ethical standards.  It was hammered into … Continue reading

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Real Estate Good News Just Keeps Coming!

For those waiting for someone to say the worst is over, let me be the first to say it: “The worst is over!”.  Bold statement?  Perhaps.  Inaccurate?  Not so much. For those of you who know me or follow TheRealEstateConverstation.com, … Continue reading

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There’s Never A Bad Time For Negative Headline

“A SPATE OF POSITIVE DATA NEWS PUTS REAL ESTATE BLOGGERS ON SUICIDE WATCH”…  That should be the headline you read today.  The pending homes sales data came out today and it was positive.  I can see the talking heads like … Continue reading

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Diana Olick Get Your Stats!

Ok, so maybe I’d like to have Diana Olick’s job at CNBC and maybe I wouldn’t.  Diana, for those who don’t know, is the real estate reporter for financial news channel CNBC.  Diana’s role at CNBC has thrust her into … Continue reading

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Homes Sales Rise

I love numbers and I love the folks who interpret numbers (note to self: that includes you so add tone of sarcasm)… Homes sales rise 5.6% from a month earlier!  Great news, yet the pundits and the Diana Olick’s of … Continue reading

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The World Is Not Flat At The Bottom

CNBC  reporter Diana Olick blogged today that a poll came out reporting a general consensus amongst housing experts that the market would remain struggling through 2011.  Wow, now there’s a news flash.  The predictions are explained thus: as long as … Continue reading

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Gad Zooks! The October Home Data

Well there’s no way to sugar coat the data that came out yesterday on the Southern California housing numbers; they stunk.  Sales activity was very low for this time of year and prices were essentially flat – increasing at the … Continue reading

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Pending Home Sales Numbers Interpreted

The number I like to watch most closely is the Pending Home sales as reported by the National Association of Realtors (NAR).  This number reflects the homes that have entered contract, rather than those that have closed.  This significant difference … Continue reading

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