Real Estate


When landlord and tenants clash

I know some of you have thought, at some time or another, about renting out a room in your home.  And although it may seem like a great way to generate extra income to help pay the bills, it can …

Coming up next in the market

It’s no secret that the pace of home sales has slowed during 2014.  So what’s ahead for real estate and the housing market?  If you really want to know, Irwin Kellner, Chief Economist for Ma…

Millenials and home ownership

It used to be easy to figure out the strength of the real estate market, all you had to do was look at reported housing indices and it all made sense.  Statistics were often verified and correspo…

Millenials and home ownership

Many analysts are trying to provide answers for this year’s disappointing home sales volume.  One factor that has been maintained is the lack of participation from young home buyers, which may be…

Real estate is still very personal

It might not be a revelation that the initial news about Zillow’s acquisition of Trulia reverberated among the analysts as a game changer for the real estate industry.  But you might be surprised…

Reality television and expectations

Reality TV has been a part of our culture since the 1990’s, and chances are that you’ve watched Reality programming at some time.  Reality TV has benefitted from the booming housing market of the…

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…