Real Estate


Deciding whether it’s a service

If you’re like many home buyers, your home search is focused on a home’s specific features that are limited to your price range.  Your search may seem “product” directed, at least initially. …

Home ownership and freedom

While we enjoy the barbecues and fireworks that come along with the Fourth of July Holiday, we might take a moment to think about our freedom and independence.  And of course – homeownership is a…

Nuclear war and property value

A recent blog post titled: “Want to Increase Your Property Values? Try a Nuclear War” caught my attention.  Robert Beckhusen & Matthew Gault, in their June 22nd post on Medium.com discussed a…

Oil and the price of local housing

It seems that anytime there is turmoil in the Middle East, there is concern over disrupting the oil supply and spiking energy prices – notably at the gas pump.  Spiking gas prices not only makes …

How long can your home survive?

How long can your home remain livable?  According to a study by the National Association of Home Builders / Bank of America Home Equity Study of Life Expectancy of Home Components (February 2007)…

Breakout may be tough act to follow

What seemed like the breakout year in real estate may turn into a hard act to follow.  Although the National Association of Realtors® May 22nd news release made headline news by skillfully pointi…

Consumer protection for buyers

Home owner and buyer consumer protection exists at all levels of government.  For example, the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (consumerfinance.gov) in 2010 brought together …

Buyers picky about home value

Why would a major real estate industry player predict a slowdown in home sales?  The L.A. Times reported on May 5th (Real estate giant predicts slow home sales for months to come) that Realogy Ho…

Everybody’s brother watches you

Surveillance technology is everywhere these days; some are obvious and others covert.  A growing awareness of government and law enforcement surveillance has become a major aspect of the growing …