Up and Down….Up and Down

It seems the stock market can't decide what to do from one day to the next.  It looks like the Dow is down over 700 points today as a result of "recession fears" as if no one has been talking about recession for the last six months! It just reinforces the point that you should … [Read more...]

Can Real Estate Be The Solution To Stock Market Volatility?

The Dow is bouncing up and down like a yo-yo.  One day it falls so far and fast people are screaming that the end of the world is coming.  The next day it breaks records for all-time points rise and percentage rise.  What the heck should you do? First Things First The first thing … [Read more...]

My Crystal Ball

I'm always kind of surprised when people ask me questions about the future. During the "frenzy" between 2000 and 2005 I would be asked, "When do you think prices will peak?" Now, I'm being asked, "When do you think prices will hit bottom" or "How much farther are prices going to … [Read more...]

Grasping at Straws

I was reading an interesting article in the Real Estate Section on yesterday's Washington Post called Where Fantasy Meets Reality: The Emotins of Buying and Selling by Yian Mui who is in the market herself.  In it she explains the emotional upheaval a lot of Sellers and Buyers … [Read more...]

Will an Old Fashioned “Sale” Help Home Sales?

In an interesting turn of events, Coldwell Banker is initiating something that retail department stores, car dealerships and grocery stores do all the time.  They're have a "sale". It seems that Coldwell Banker has reached an agreement with about 25,000 of their Seller clients … [Read more...]