Real Estate


Affordable Housing version 2.0

Statistics and indices have indicated that buying a home has become more affordable in recent years.  In fact, the October 2014 Trulia Rent vs. Buy Index indicated that buying a home was 38 perce…

Putting “Sexy” Back In Real Estate

The go-go market of almost ten years ago was unique.  The wealth aspect of the market seemed to have an effect on almost anyone who owned property; there was somewhat of a carnal attraction that …

Relief and uncertainty in short sales

Although we’ve come a long way, the housing market is still feeling the effects of the financial and foreclosure crises.  Consider that the CoreLogic’s October National Foreclosure Report (…

Increasing perceived value of agents

Did you know that Gallup (gallup.com) conducts an annual poll of ethics and honesty of various professions?  Although the annual survey is not inclusive of all professions, many are covered in al…

Fear in home buying

Home buyers have been tagged as being too picky for not buying homes this year.  Surely home buyers have a right to be particular; after all, they’ll be spending a lot of time in the house – and …

Selling your home in the cold winter

Some might say that selling a home during the winter is advantageous because of limited seller competition.  Although it may be true that there is less competition, there is typically less home b…

Helping family with home ownership

The holiday season is about spending time with family and enjoying each other’s company.  But as a consequence of the Great Recession, some family members (including adult children) have made “fa…

Low interest rates likely in 2015

The recent stumble of the housing market recovery has been a head scratcher for many.  Surely low interest rates and an abundant number of homes for sale should have been incentive for any home b…