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Shadow Inventory not a problem in 95032

We hear a lot of talk these days about the effect of shadow inventory (also known as pending supply) on the housing market. Statistically a large percentage of American homes in distress (in default on their loan payments) will eventually be foreclosed upon or go through a short sale. A recent report suggests that the […] Read more

Do you “like” this house?

I read a blog post today (entitled “Selling House Porn to Gen X and Y” but that’s another story) and it got me thinking about how different generations of buyers approach the purchase of a new home. Think about the Boomers who grew up without the internet and, generally, with a defined job role. If […] Read more

Did you only bet the house?

3 years ago I could have asked 100 people if there was any disadvantage to refinancing their home loan to get a better rate and I’m sure at least 99 of them would have told me no.     Fast forward 3 years and the distinction between purchase money loans and non-purchase money loans (refis) […] Read more

Woulda Coulda Shoulda

Move up buyers should make hay while the sun shines. I’m sure you’ve heard the news, July saw the biggest plunge in housing sales in years dropping a staggering 25.5 percent below the same time last year and driving fear into the hearts of even the bravest of sellers. Analysts have long been touting the […] Read more

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