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To Get the Highest Price, Start with a Good CLEANING

You’ve made the decision it’s time to sell your home.  You’ve hired a Realtor to advance this cause and now you have to prepare your home for sale (Contact Tim Here).  There are several things you can do to get … Continue reading

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Housing, Rising Rents, and the Decline of the Middle Class

The end of every month is, for a data hound like me, my favorite part of the month.  Case Shiller home sale report, the National Association of Home Builders data around home-starts and permits pulled and the National Association of … Continue reading

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Reports of My Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

In 1897 while traveling London, an article came out that Mark Twain had died.  When asked by a reporter about this and his health, Twain replied, “Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” So why this quote for a … Continue reading

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Five Reasons You Should Buy a Home Today

With the real estate market slowing due to rising rates and a lack of affordability for a growing segment of the population, it’s easy to find reasons to put any home purchase plans on hold.  The most common mantra is … Continue reading

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The Bifurcation of Today’s Real Estate Market

As a top producer, I try to share information of value with my fellow agents.  The other day in our weekly sales meeting I said that the word of the week is Bifurcation.  This is essentially a word meaning fork … Continue reading

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Masterpiece, Winslow Homer and the Art of Real Estate

Growing up, one of my favorite games was Masterpiece.  It was always an adventure trying to determine which pieces of art I liked, which were valuable, and which were forgeries.  The real estate market, in times of uncertainty, is much … Continue reading

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Talking About Location

Everyone’s heard the old adage, location, location, location.  But what does that really mean and why is it important? I had a partner years ago that explained it this way:  The first location in the phrase is in reference to … Continue reading

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Lions, and Tigers and Oh Yes, Da Bears

In 2011 I wrote an article entitled Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!   In it I discussed the consumer confidence as being a drag on what could be an improving housing landscape.  We had just seen that the number … Continue reading

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Market Snapshot – May 2022

Year in and year out spring is Southern California’s strongest market.  Spring brings out the most buyers and the most sellers.  And May 2022 is no different.  Inventory is rising to meet the increased demand. One way in which things … Continue reading

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Rising Rates: What to do?

With interest rates expected to rise even further in the coming months, would be homeowners find themselves in search of options and solutions.  For many, especially Millennials who’ve never experienced rising rates, this is a time of great concern when … Continue reading

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