Blame Realtors for High Home Prices

Greedy Realtors Drive Higher Prices

I remember a few years ago – back say between 2005 and 2007 – there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth regarding high home prices.  What was causing it?  There were many in the media pointing fingers every which way.  There was a lot of talk about how greedy home sellers, mortgage lenders, and yes, many would blame Realtors for … Read More

The Incredible Shrinking Housing Market

The Incredible Shrinking Housing Market

Some new housing data was released, revealing the incredible shrinking housing market. For starters, 31% of all homes sold in Q2 of this year were either short sales or bank-owned foreclosure sales, which together are collectively known as “distressed sales”. The percentage of overall market activity that was distress-driven actually went up from 26% year-over-year, even thought the total number … Read More

Wise Words to Aid Home Buyers

Happy Buyers

Sometimes the reporting on the world of real estate gets so caught up in the rapidly changing landscape that the elements of buying and selling real estate that are most important for the public are not given the attention they deserve. Yesterday a great article in the San Jose Mercury News came out where a series of industry professionals gave … Read More