Your Home And The Neighbors

I have a confession to make. I'm not a very good neighbor. It's not that I'm a bad neighbor. I keep my lawn nicely mowed and I don't leave a bunch of debris around. I don't play loud music you can hear half way down the block and I don't really have huge parties that clog up … [Read more...]

The Myth of December Home Sales

If you're a reader of this blog or virtually any real estate blog you'll find lots of reason to put your house on the market. People will tell you that your house looks festive when it's all done up for the holidays.  It smells nice. Hell, even a little snow would really make … [Read more...]

Are Houses Becoming Unaffordable?

I was listening to a piece on Marketplace, a finance show on American Public Media (radio) and had one of those moments that make me go, Hmmmmmm. It made the point that when things like food and gas go up in price we aren't too happy. However when home prices go up, we're … [Read more...]

Your House And Deferred Maintenance

For the last couple of days, the Missus and I have gone for a little walk through our neighborhood. Both days were beautiful and perfect walking weather. The sun was out. The temperature wasn't too cold or too hot. So out the front door we went. Just for a stroll. And to get what … [Read more...]

The Realtor and The Plumber

Last week my garbage disposal died.  It was an inglorious death. Because of age and corrosion and general use over the years, the garbage disposal literally broke apart while I was using it one day. Water everywhere. It was a mess. The thing needed to be replaced. It needed to … [Read more...]