Tag Archives: Tim Freund

First Time Homebuyers Episode 6: Repairs

Greetings, and welcome to another new episode of our podcast series for First Time Homebuyers.  This is a multi-part series geared towards buying your most crucial and important investment in your life for the first time, and hopefully it can … Continue reading

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First Time Homebuyers Episode 3: What To Look For

Hello, and welcome to yet another episode of the podcast in our new series, “First Time Homebuyers.” This is a multi-part series in which we take a deep dive into buying your most crucial and important investment in your life … 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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A Disturbing Trend And The After Effects Of The Great Recession

Like many of my friends and clients, the Great Recession took its toll on me and my financial wellbeing.  Keeping a small business afloat while sending kids to college and paying for all the many personal highlights a family experiences … Continue reading

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Goldilocks And The 3 Real Estate Markets

We all know the story of Goldilocks and The Three Bears. Tasting the Bear’s 3 bowls of porridge Goldilocks remarked, “This one is too hot.”  Then, “This one is too cold,” and finally, “But this one is just right.”  So … Continue reading

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When The Economy Changes, What Happens To Real Estate?

When the economy changes, naturally the value of real estate is affected.  But how is it affected and how quickly does the change register?  By all measures the national economy is improving.  Consumers are spending more money, the declining price … 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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Pushing A Buyer To Lift Contingencies, What Options Are There?

Most sellers begin the process of selling their home with a few common misconceptions.  The usual ones revolve around condition and price; “someone will pay my asking price because they’ll fall in love with the home just as I did.”   … 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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Similarities Of 1954 vs. 2012, More Than Just A Giants’ World Series Sweep

It’s not hard to describe the feeling of waking up this morning to the reality that my Giants had just won the World Series by sweeping the Detroit Tigers; I’m elated.  Their enthusiasm, business-like approach and utter disregard of the … Continue reading

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