Real Estate


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 …

Lordy I got me some squatters

Although some squatters move into vacant homes to live rent free, others do so to take advantage of adverse possession laws. The squatter movement has grown, not just in the U.S. but significantly in …