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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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Something To Keep In Mind

Yesterday was an interesting day for anyone involved with real estate.  Whether you’re a Realtor, mortgage broker, buyer or seller, the events of May 28 were pretty incredible.  As is the story on the last Tuesday of every month, the … Continue reading

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Real Estate: What To Expect In 2013 And Beyond

After nearly 23 years of selling real estate, you might expect that I’ve seen it all.  I’ve sold through 2 earthquakes; 2 real estate bubbles and their subsequent bursting; 3 recessions from mild to severe like the one we’ve just … 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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Case-Shiller And The 7 Year Road Map

In my previous life, when I was a professional musician playing in the rock and roll band Legal Reins, we felt confident we were good, but it was always nice to hear it from people from the recording industry because … Continue reading

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All’s Quiet On The Western Front

All’s quiet all right; quiet on the Western Front, Eastern Front and everywhere in between.  It’s so quiet in fact that most Realtors are quietly freaking out.  Typically at this time of year real estate activity slows a little do … Continue reading

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