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Of Family, Friends And Neighbors

It’s late November.  It’s just days before the shopping season begins; roast turkey becomes a daily meal and we’re reminded that nothing’s more important than health and family.  My wife’s family is gathering at our house for Turkey this year … Continue reading

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June 2013: Perception Is 9/10’s Of The Law

Great news for property owners: Case-Shiller, S & P’s housing index, shows home values are up across the nation.  Prices in some areas like Los Angeles Metro, are up for the 15th consecutive month and up over 20% from the … Continue reading

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So You’re Thinking About Buying A Modest Fixer

You’ve been looking for a home and you’re on a pretty tight budget.  You’re well qualified and have the down payment in hand along with a strong preapproval letter.  There’s a home that just came up and you like the … Continue reading

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Stayin’ Ain’t An Option

For the past couple months I have been of the contrarian opinion that we don’t have a supply problem but rather a demand problem.  That is, here in the Conejo Valley anyway, we are selling a comparable number of homes … Continue reading

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The Problem With Pipeline

Pipeline.  I suppose the word stems from the bringing of water from the well to the parched.  Perhaps it comes from the ancient times.  King Herod is supposed to have built miles of waterways to water the lands of Israel.  … Continue reading

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Low Inventory? Don’t Panic, It’s Just A Seller’s Market

By now you’ve heard that the real estate market is back and that there really isn’t much for sale.  You look around your neighborhood and there aren’t many for sale signs and when one goes up, it seems a sold sign appears the very next day.  … Continue reading

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Should I Sell My Home Now Or Wait?

A lot has been made of late about the rebound in housing.  Foreclosure notices are at a many years low; prices both year over year and month over month, seem to be on a solid upwards trajectory and inventory is … 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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The Complete Book Of Running and Today’s Real Estate Market

I was a kid when the jogging craze exploded.  The year was 1977 and a new book entitled The Complete Book Of Running was taking America by storm.  It advocated running as a way to stay healthy and that active … Continue reading

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