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Similarities Of 1954 vs. 2012, More Than Just A Giants’ World Series Sweep

It’s not hard to describe the feeling of waking up this morning to the reality that my Giants had just won the World Series by sweeping the Detroit Tigers; I’m elated.  Their enthusiasm, business-like approach and utter disregard of the … Continue reading

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Legend Of The Fall, Or How Nate Shapell Made A Million Bucks In A Morning

Before I was a Realtor selling resale homes, I was a builder’s representative; I sat at a model home complex and sold tract homes.  I was fortunate to have married into a family that worked for a large home builder … 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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The Housing Recovery: Thank You Fed and Thank You…Banks?

Summer 2012 will be remembered in real estate circles as the summer of no inventory and the return of the building industry.  Yesterday it was reported that housing starts declined by 1.1%; a number that might give pause to many … Continue reading

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Is The Economy Getting Better? Ask And Listen

I talk to a lot of people.  It’s just the nature of being in real estate; people want to hear what is happening in the housing market and as a Realtor, I find new clients by sharing my information 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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List to Sales Price Pressure

List low, sell fast; not exactly rocket science.  Virtually every statistic you can find shows that the highest sales price is achieved in the first 3 weeks.  Yet, Realtors have also been accused of listing low to get the quick … Continue reading

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An Open Letter To President Obama and The CEO’s Of The Big 4 Banks

Dear Mr. President, Chairman Bernanke, Secretary Geithner, Brian Moynihan, Vikram Pundit, Jamie Dimon and John Stumpf, Want to start to fix the economy and help housing at the same time?  Refinance underwater and insufficient equity borrowers.  It’s really that simple.  … Continue reading

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More On Forecasting

As I watch the bond market sink to levels not seen since last June, I’m contemplating how it is I didn’t take my I own advice right here in The Real Estate Conversation, which was to start my refinance in … Continue reading

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Time To Buy or Time To Refinance

Buy your home now or at least begin your search in earnest.  If you are an aspiring homeowner, or planning to move up or down, you really want to get off the fence.  If you are staying put and haven’t … Continue reading

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