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Apologies to Gilbert & Sullivan. Real estate price declines have been all over the news during the past few months, with stomach-churning numbers up to 41% decline fairly common. There is no doubt that, overall, prices have declined from their 2007 peaks, but there is an interesting phenomenon a...
When I got into this business 25 years ago, my office couldn't help but notice that my escrows almost never fell out. They were so impressed that they had me give a series of classes on the subject to the newer agents. 500+ escrows laters, my escrows still almost never fall out. What follows a...
There are a lot of good things that have come out of the way the internet has developed, but I see one rather negative one which I don't see discussed: Internet Truth #1: The internet makes too much information available too easily to too many people without sufficient background or knowledge to...
This is my January 2009 letter to my mailing list: I tried to write this as an explanation of why we're in the economic mess we're in, but somewhere on the 6th page I reconsidered. Suffice to say (and I'm sure you've gotten explanations from all directions), this is the accumulation of 70+ ...
I could write a book, but here's what's pertinent to real estate at the moment: we've all heard the constant reports in the media that the "median price" of real estate is down 36% or some other dire number, right? You might think that prices are headed south faster than Lee after Gettysburg, b...
This is my periodic newsletter to my mailing list. This is January, 2009's: I tried to write this as an explanation of why we're in the economic mess we're in, but somewhere on the 6th page I reconsidered. Suffice to say (and I'm sure you've gotten explanations from all directions), this is the ...
and more websites. Seems like everyone's got one, you can get one for almost nothing, which is what some are worth. On the subject at hand (that would be real estate), there are websites whose ostensible purpose is to give you the value of your house on-line. Neat, huh? The most prominent are Zil...