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Thoughts On Seeing The Inventory And Why It Matters

One of the best aspects of being a real estate broker, is that I get to go into a lot of homes.  Every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, depending on the specific area, as an agent, I’m afforded the opportunity to … Continue reading

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What’s My Home Worth?  A Sensible Guide To Pricing A Home For Sale

When I am asked to meet with a potential seller to discuss listing their home for sale, the first thing I need to understand is their motivation.  Why are they selling?  Could it be there have been changes in the … Continue reading

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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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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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