Tag Archives: home+pricing

For Sale By Owner

Every once in a while when I am on a listing presentation, I get asked to explain why a seller shouldn’t just sell their home on their own?  Put another way, why they should have me do it?  I love … Continue reading

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A Big Day For Conejo Valley Buyers And Sellers  

OK, so maybe a Big Day for the Conejo is a bit of an exaggeration.  Still, it’s worth noting that today our total number of units stands at 497.  The reason this is significant, is that with 3 more available … Continue reading

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Thoughts On The Latest Case-Shiller and Prices

When the real estate market was at its lowest point, prices had to by definition do what?  Either stay flat or rise.  After all we’re talking about the lowest point.  For argument sake, let’s say that low point was in … Continue reading

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Thoughts On Choosing A Realtor

A friend called me up the other day asking me to help her sell her home.  I told her that even though I could technically list it, I really wasn’t the right guy for the job; that someone local would … Continue reading

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The Emperor Has No Clothes; Or Why Aren’t The Pundits Looking At Inventory?

I know, I know, I’m pounding the inventory drum to death.  I guess I just can’t help it; it’s just so painfully obvious.  Do you remember the Hans Christian Andersen story of the emperor who is persuaded by a swindler … 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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Tom Foolery, Pogo And A Market Update

Yes, you read the headline correctly, Tom Foolery.  I really don’t know how else to describe what just transpired in Washington.  I read an LA Times article that said, “We have met the enemy and he is us;” a reference … Continue reading

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Confidence, Real Estate And Our Way Of Life

The real estate market is changing again.  Of course it’s never static.  Even when it was in free fall, it was moving, just in the wrong direction.  After what has been an unprecedented run since the first of the year … Continue reading

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The World Is Flat! Thank Goodness… Kinda

There were several interesting items of note it this morning’s paper some good, some not so good.  First and foremost is that it was reported that Southern California prices were flat for the second consecutive month.  Whew!  For a minute … Continue reading

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June 2013: Perception Is 9/10’s Of The Law

Great news for property owners: Case-Shiller, S & P’s housing index, shows home values are up across the nation.  Prices in some areas like Los Angeles Metro, are up for the 15th consecutive month and up over 20% from the … Continue reading

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