Tag Archives: Economics

What The Heck Kind Of Market Is This?

I have some clients that just love real estate.  They watch HGTV and Millionaire Real Estate Agent, Fix and Flip etc.  They are on Zillow or Redfin all the time, it’s a passion for them yet when it comes time … 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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Market Update: The Conejo Valley and Beyond

Wow, where to start.  As is with communities across our great land, when a large employer announces substantive changes to the number of people they are going to employ in that area, every aspect of the local economy is affected.  … Continue reading

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RAW: My Approach To A Changing Market

RAW: Recognition Acceptance Willingness. I met with a couple the other night who are considering putting their home up for sale.  As I prepared for the meeting, I began in my usual way, by assembling the comparable sales data. This … Continue reading

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We May Be In A Drought, But Rain Is Coming

A changing real estate market is a lot like staring in the mirror; day to day you look the same, but over time you find you actually look a lot different.  That’s just the way it is.  For months we’ve … 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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Market Forces At Work

It’s a funny thing this economy of ours; this system of capitalism where the free market drives the movement, prices and value of goods and services.  With real estate, too many homes means prices drop; not enough, prices rise.  The … Continue reading

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