Tag Archives: real estate

Spotlight: Corelogic Case-Shiller April 2019

To channel Jan Brady of the Brady Bunch, data, data, data… The information out of Corelogic Case-Shiller today shows a slowing real estate market.  Slowing price appreciation anyway.  Sales we know have been slowing nationally for months, but it’s the … Continue reading

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Interpreting What The Early 2019 Housing Data Means

The housing data that came out of the National Association of Realtors yesterday morning was not good. Sales were down 6.4% from last year, similar to the sales pace to 2000 which if you recall was in a mini recession … Continue reading

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Trulia Acquired By Zillow

The cost of doing real estate just got a whole lot more expensive.  You know there’s an old joke: What’s the difference between and California real estate license and a California driver’s license?  Not everyone in California has a driver’s … Continue reading

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Market Forces At Work

It’s a funny thing this economy of ours; this system of capitalism where the free market drives the movement, prices and value of goods and services.  With real estate, too many homes means prices drop; not enough, prices rise.  The … Continue reading

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What The Heck Do I Need A Realtor For?

You might be surprised that I would engage in this discussion about whether a home buyer or seller would really need the assistance of a Realtor in buying or selling a home, seeing that I’m a Realtor and all.  I … 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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How Do You Know If You’re Overpaying for A Home?

I get asked this question more and more by my clients as the market is rebounding and prices are rising.  Tough question, no easy answer.  So exactly what is “Market Value?”  The academic answer for real estate is, “Market value … Continue reading

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