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Happy Thanksgiving! November 24, 2021
Happy Thanksgiving!

This week I simply want to wish everyone a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving.  Personally, I have a lot to be thankful for and that includes those of you who are dear friends and valued clients. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend and I…

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Slowing Appreciation Starting to Show Up in the Charts November 18, 2021
Slowing Appreciation Starting to Show Up in the Charts

Today, I want to revisit a chart that we looked at a few months ago. I’m bringing it up again because we’ve received new housing data in recent days, and it is still showing low inventory. What is Affecting Low Inventory? There…

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The 9th Wonder of the World November 10, 2021
The 9th Wonder of the World

Today’s topic is a bit of a stretch, but it’s something that I wholeheartedly believe! I often talk about “doing real estate right.” Here’s my correlation for today: The 8th and 9th Wonders of the World There are 7 man-made Wonders of…

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Zillow is Shutting Down Their iBuyer Program November 3, 2021
Zillow is Shutting Down Their iBuyer Program

There’s a big headline in the news: Zillow is shutting down their iBuyer program. It’s interesting to see how Zillow stepped in confidently – following the algorithms (their “Zestimates”), making blind offers on properties, sending someone to do a quick inspection, and…

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Home Appreciation is Slowing… That’s the Good News! October 27, 2021
Home Appreciation is Slowing… That’s the Good News!

A report came out yesterday: the FHFA Housing Price Index. The update was all over the media outlets, with lots of people talking about a possible housing crash. This report shows that housing appreciation is slowing down across the nation. My opinion…

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New Conforming Loan Limits October 21, 2021
New Conforming Loan Limits

This topic has been all over the news lately: the new loan limits. Every year, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac re-evaluate conventional loan limits. They go back to look at how much appreciation they saw in Q3, then they increase the loan…

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