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Steve Ballmer, The LA Clippers And The Conejo Valley Housing Market

Twice a day the father of two middle schoolers, checks his favorite MLS site to see if anything new has come on the market.  He’s looking for the perfect place to call their next home.  It has to be on … Continue reading

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The Latest From Case-Shiller And Thoughts On The Economy

The latest Case-Shiller Home Indices came out yesterday and there were few surprises.  Price appreciation declined in almost every market, a fact that suggests that home values are stabilizing.  This should come as no surprise since for most markets the first … Continue reading

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A Looking Local: Assessing Inventory For The Conejo Valley

I’m not usually quite so local in my blog.  That is, I base my thoughts and opinions on what I am seeing locally but since The Real Estate Conversation is now being read from Spain to Australia, Back East to … Continue reading

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What Should I Expect From A Listing Agent And How Do I Choose?

There’s an old adage when it comes to sales, under promise and over deliver.  I guess this approach originated at some sales training course back when master salesman Zig Ziglar was still selling pots and pans.  While probably the safer … 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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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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