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Confidence, Real Estate And Our Way Of Life

The real estate market is changing again.  Of course it’s never static.  Even when it was in free fall, it was moving, just in the wrong direction.  After what has been an unprecedented run since the first of the year … Continue reading

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I’m Mad As Hell And I’m Just Not Going To Take It Anymore

Peter Finch in Network, remember? Well I’m glad that’s over.  What?  Didn’t you hear?  The banks are settling the foreclosure debacle for $25 billion… that’s billion with a ‘B.’  I guess that means it’s all behind us now.  The banks … Continue reading

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Change Is Gonna Come

This week we celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King and with his memory as a backdrop I’m reminded of what in 1963 recording artist Sam Cooke wrote in response to the rising tide of a nation tired of racial inequality, “It’s … Continue reading

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Buyers Are Like Employers

One of my best friends has been out of work for nearly 3 years.  He’s a controller type, book keeper maybe, for the construction industry.  He’s either over qualified because employers think he will seek greener pastures as soon as … Continue reading

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Proposition 13

My parents closed on their home in Walnut Creek, California in August of 1966.  For 13 years they saw their home reassessed every year as California property values steadily increased.  In 1978 Howard Jarvis led California in what was characterized … Continue reading

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Time To Buy or Time To Refinance

Buy your home now or at least begin your search in earnest.  If you are an aspiring homeowner, or planning to move up or down, you really want to get off the fence.  If you are staying put and haven’t … Continue reading

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QE2 Sets Sail, But Many Are Left On The Dock

The Federal Reserve announced yesterday a $600 Billion infusion of capital into the economy.  The intention is to keep interest rates low to stimulate borrowing and spending.  However, the freer money supply doesn’t address the need for freer lending standards.  … Continue reading

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