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RECENT BLOG POSTS
We recently posted Real Estate: Today’s Golden Opportunitycomparing the current housing market to the market for gold about a decade ago. Some commented on the fact that you can’t compare gold to real estate as an investment as gold is a very liquid asset and it would take more time and effort to...
Predicting trends during the most volatile housing market in American real estate history is no easy task. We strongly believe these are the five real estate items we should keep an eye on in 2012: 1. Buyers Will Return In 2011, a lack of consumer confidence in the overall economy dramatically im...
In 2011, we experienced one of the most volatile housing markets in American real estate history. Things we never anticipated happened. Events we were sure would take place didn’t. Today, we want to review the five headlines we think had the biggest impact in 2011. 1.) Interest Rates remained at ...
Even the Naysayers Say Now Is the Time to Buy Business School professors Eli Beracha of East Carolina University and Ken H. Johnson of Florida International University have done extensive research on which makes more sense financially: to rent or own a home. They published, Lessons from Over 30 Y...
The First Question You Should Ask Your Listing Agent What is the most important thing a seller should look for when hiring a real estate agent to sell their house? We are often asked this question. Is it the size of the company they are licensed with? Is it their marketing program? Their years ...
Does the choice of a lockbox matter? Do the older type lockbox systems influence the final transaction price or the marketing time of property? These questions are often pondered by real estate professionals. Older key and combination systems are low tech, easy to employ, and less costly to th...
I was in Newport Beach recently and took this picture of the Balboa Pavilion from across the channel. The building has been a landmark in the area for over a hundred years. Clink on the link if you're interested in learning any more about the history of the famed Balboa Pavilion.
Much has been written in response to the NAR miscalculations, but this from the KCM blog explains things well. Although it’s been widely reported that the National Association of Realtors’s (NAR) existing home sales data fell only 5% to 4.9 million in 2010, down from 5.2 million in 2009 and flat ...
I received this in an email this morning, once again from the KCM blog. You can see that it was originally published in USA Today. The shadow inventory figures are remarkable really, especially in New York state. I don't know how they can determine the number of months it will take to clear the c...
A very interesting chart shows the percentage of decline in real estate values since the previous highs. Some of those declines are remarkable, and all we can do is hope the tide has turned. I borrowed the chart from the KCM blog. I have also included a link to an article that appeared this morni...