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A friend pointed me to the following article recently: Home Ownership in a Bubble: A Fast Path to Poverty? The most fascinating for me is that this article by Dean Baker and Simon Baribeau was written in 2003! Were we all blind? How is it possible, especially here in California that we walked from one bubble (dot com) to another? The warning signs were all around us. Were we too greedy to resist temptation? Or we trusted “our economic” leaders too much? Obviously, the feds took advantage of our love and desire for our own place and gave us tax breaks (8 comments)
In December 2006 I posted information on progress of MLS consolidation in the Bay Area: California: MLS in Turmoil A few month later, in my post Who Started the Real Estate Revolution? I lamented at that time that MLS owners don't seem to understand what clients want and pointed to these companies that know: Trulia and Zillow. Many things happened since and most of the Bay Area MLSs joined either Quattro or NCREX (NCREX changed its name since to MLSListings). Despite all these changes – Quattro was in denial of the reality (clients’ demand for better public search (3 comments)
Edgeio closed the door - 04/14/08 03:06 AM
I am really slow these days- before I could really figure out who and why should be using it - Edgeio closed the door. Yes, I syndicated my listings to edgeio, but couldn't understand why anyone would go there to look for real estate listings. Here is an announcement from their website (http://www.edgeio.com): February 2, 2008 edgeio assets sold to Looksmart and Vast.com edgeio’s assets were sold in December 2007, partly to Looksmart (the live service; the patents; the code; the trademarks) and partly to Vast.com (the real-estate related services). Please direct all inquiries to one of those companies. This blog will (6 comments)
What do you think about the future of Primerica? - 04/14/08 01:58 AM
For those who don't know who Primerica is, the following text is taken from their website: "Primerica’s roots date back to 1977 when the company embarked on a crusade to transform the life insurance industry. Primerica’s “Buy Term and Invest the Difference” philosophy encourages middle-income families to purchase affordable term life insurance so they can have more money to invest in their family’s future. Later, Primerica expanded its crusade to address the number one financial disease facing families today: debt. Primerica offers solutions to help families eliminate crippling debt from their household finances and save more of their hard-earned money for the (19 comments)
Spring menu at Lure - 04/14/08 01:00 AM
Lure Restaurant invites for a spring dinner and opportunity to taste wine from the Halter Ranch Vineyard. Check ythe menu and make reservation! Lure Restaurant Presents: Halter Ranch Wine Pairing Dinner Sunday, April 27, 2008 6:00 p.m. Enjoy a sumptuous five-course meal crafted by Chef May Yong to showcase a range of wines from Halter Ranch Vineyard & Winery of Paso Robles. On hand will be Winery Representative, Jim Whit, to guide us through the evening’s selection. Experience how well these wines pair with food, and then stop by 750ml Wine Lounge & Retail Store to purchase your (0 comments)
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