Tag Archives: Housing+sales

When Is It Time To Replace Your Realtor?

You’ve been on the market for many months and your home hasn’t sold.  Maybe you got some traffic in the beginning but what was a trickle, has now turned into a tortuous drip.  You’re getting pretty anxious because you really … 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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Home From Vacation And Preparing For 2014

Having just returned to sunny Southern California after a week of much needed R and R in the frozen tundra of the Northeast, New York to be specific, I find myself in need of a refresher course to get ready … 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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Let’s Get Something Straight

I heard some guy, some housing analyst on CNBC yesterday, tell viewers that homes were more affordable in 2003 than they are today due to the fact that people had better access to adjustable mortgages and interest only financing.  He … Continue reading

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How Do I Sell My House? Becoming A Smarter Seller

In my last blog I wrote about how to buy a house, just some of the basics like prioritizing and making lists.  One of my clients wrote to me, “Great article – how about doing one on selling a house?”  … 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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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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