Stay calm and start saving

The current U.S. economy just hit a milestone by becoming the longest stretch of economic growth in our Nation’s modern history.  The expansion is now in the 121st month. The previous expansion record…

Everyone gets into the pool

Wouldn’t it be nice to beat the summer time heat in a swimming pool? Besides cooling off, the idea of having a swimming pool is attractive to many home owners for many reasons, including entertaining …

Mixed signals, mixed market

This week’s National Association of Realtors press release (nar.realtor) sends mixed signals about the housing market. Reports of sluggish home sales and slowing home price appreciation is not what yo…

First time homebuyer hacks

First time homebuyers play a significant role in the housing market and economy.  According to the National Association of Realtors 2018 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, first time homebuyers repre…

Facebook and the Fair Housing Act

Facebook has been under scrutiny for a number of issues, including privacy rights and political ads. Now there is a HUD complaint alleging that the social media platform has violated the Fair Housing …

Sometimes you need a neighborhood expert

When I began my real estate career, every budding agent was taught we should farm neighborhoods to become the local expert. Agents would (and many still do) farm neighborhoods by spending a small fort…

Holy shades of 2005 economy Batman

Everyone seems to be excited about this week’s Case-Shiller home price numbers reported for February. Even the title of the April 25th press release sounded a little giddy: “The S&P Corelogic Case…