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Lifestyle upgrades are easiest to enjoy if they include a better place to come home to. That's probably why most of us tend to consider changing homes every once in a while.  With the housing depression came opportunities for first time buyers and well-positioned move up buyers.  Some took advant...
06/06/2013
Robert Shiller was interviewed in CNBC's Squawk Box this morning, and he gave a couple opinions that captured my attention.  Some of what he had to say seemed encouraging to the housing industry, and some was not quite so.  Following are a few perceptions I had of his interview: Shiller said that...
04/29/2013
One of the local communities has an annual home and garden show every April, and walking through the exhibits is usually an enjoyable way to spend a Saturday afternoon.  I can't say that that day was not enjoyable, but I was there on a mission which seems to have failed. We have four projects pla...
04/22/2013
There are a lot of folks who feel that the best possible investment right now is single family rental property.  Not only are individuals pursuing low cost homes to own and rent out for income, but there are a fair number of corporations doing likewise.  The corporations are buying where the pric...
04/12/2013
There are obviously a lot of residential real estate professionals who work with investors.  I have helped a few folks who called themselves investors find property to buy.  The expectations of investors seem as varied as the property they choose.  But there has to be a consensus of what constitu...
04/07/2013
Thank you, David Saks of Memphis, for this excellent update on the recent non-newsworthy accomplishments of Dr. Yun.  Realtors deserve better representation, and our image is challenged by the national jester. Lawrence Yun cheerleads for the National Association of Realtors. It's his job. He did ...
04/05/2013
We make a lot of decisions that add to our expenses and detract from our enjoyment derived from them.  Buy new tires for the car, and trade it a week or month later.  The short time enjoying the new tires cost you $5 to $20 or more a day, and the trade in value is substantially unaffected.  Remod...
04/05/2013
If you're looking for a home in Minnesota, this state requires certain levels of performance from licensees who are representing their buyer clients.  Before performing any acts as your representative, a buyer's broker agreement must be in place.  Acting as your representative includes offering c...
02/25/2013
Debra Albert, an accomplished real estate professional in Port St. Lucie, Florida, offers some advice for home buyers.  This advice applies in virtually all markets regardless of whether fast or slow.  With internet access to home listing searches available to all buyers, you can rest assured tha...
02/23/2013
My morning stock market overview landed on the Yahoo Finance page for Apple.  Looking through the data I found that the third highest individual holder of Apple stock is the inventor of the internet himself, Albert Gore Jr.  The man must be some kind of genius, because he bought 59,000 shares of ...
01/25/2013
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