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2008 

Driving into the office this morning one of the radio stations I listen to posed an interesting caller response question.  Do you think people are more rude these days?  Overwhelmingly the answer was yes.  Now you may ask, "what does this have to do with real estate."  Well, on the surface nothin...
04/30/2008
Recently in several posts and some news publications I've read there's been a notion being thrown about that Realtors are as much to blame for this housing crisis as lenders.First off, let's put an end to the word "blame".  It carries a lot of negative connotation and antagonism with it.  Instead...
04/24/2008
Sometimes it amazes me that even our brightest minds sometimes forget the simple laws of supply and demand.  Or they choose to suspend belief, temporarily or otherwise.  We see it our markets all the time.  And as I mentioned it in a previous post we are seeing it happen again in the oil markets....
04/21/2008
Bankers, lenders, mortgage backed securities investors lend me your ears!  Not everyone today is a credit risk. Just like not everyone in 2004 and 2005 was eligible to borrow.With crisis always comes knee jerk reactions.  And in our current credit/financial crisis we have been seeing the lenders ...
04/19/2008
My business partner and I have been working with several buyers lately who are interested in purchasing bank owned, R.E.O. properties.  And we can tell you first hand that the market for this segment of homes in the Phoenix area is red hot right now.  Which leads me to the title of this blog post...
04/16/2008
As I mentioned in one of my previous posts, this weekend we at Windermere West Valley participated in Emma's Run 2, an annual fundrasing 5k/10k race to support local family oriented charities.  Windermere West Valley contributed $1,000 to the cause and had several runners participate in the race....
04/14/2008
In my post yesterday, "Do We Ever Really Learn?" (Read more) I chronicled the various economic boom and bust cycles that our nation has undergone in just my lifetime.  And I posed the question, will we ever learn?  Well, after reading today's Wall St. Journal I am lead to believe the answer to th...
04/10/2008
I just turned 40 last December.  So I feel I have some perspective to speak about history,  at least in my lifetime, and what is going on in our country now.I am constantly amazed that we as a nation repeat the same mistakes over and over again and then act stunned when we have a meltdown like we...
04/09/2008
Today's report from the NAR regarding the housing slump seems to fly in the face of real estate logic.  The NAR is stating that it will probably be another year before we see the bottom of this housing slump.  How can they forget the basic credo of real estate: location, location, location.  Yes,...
04/08/2008
With every type of market come new and innovative ways to create business.  Some may even call these methods opportunistic.   One of the new trends in this market that we are seeing is the foreclosure bus tours.  The idea is simple.  Rent a luxury touring van, schedule viewings of 15-20 bank owne...
04/07/2008
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