Choices, choices, choices

Having choices is good.  For many, have having a choice represents freedom. For others, choice creates angst out of fear of making the wrong selection. Dr. Barry Schwartz wrote about this phenomenon i…

A word about millennials

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich’s recent remark about millennials and housing doesn’t just speak volumes about politics and elected officials, but possibly reveals the future of housing and bu…

The coming optimism in the housing market

There’s no doubt that 2016 was an outstanding year for real estate and the housing market. In fact, National Association of Realtors chief economist Lawrence Yun was reported to say in a January NAR p…

And now the inevitable market freeze

Two seemingly mundane and unrelated news items were reported over the last couple of days without much attention, but could be a warning that housing activity is slowing. First are reports of disappoi…

Real estate investment vs. stocks

After a few days of steep stock market declines, I, like others, wonder if there will be spill over into the real estate market. Many have forgotten the consequences of the dot-com crash of the late 1…