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The retro-future of real estate

When I wrote about the future of real estate brokerage seven years ago, I predicted that consumers would become increasingly reliant on the internet; while the process of selling homes would remain in…

Shake your tail feathers for buyers

Some economists have discussed how consumers are increasingly “shopping” rather than buying.  And this is evident in the housing market, where home buyers have become overly discerning about thei…

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…