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Run, Don’t Walk!

  Full disclosure: this is a reprint from a few years back – I’ve updated the numbers to reflect the conditions occurring in the market today. The New York Federal Reserve’s economists conducted a study and published the results: changes in down payment requirements have MORE influence over homebuyers’ willingness to buy than changes in […]

1981: the Past Shows Us a Good Present

  For those of us who are complete nerds and sat on the edge of our seats to see if The Fed would decide to raise the overnight lending rate again in their most recent meeting, we were both let down and excited –no change, of course.  For those of us who aren’t quite so […]

We’re Watching . . . And You’ll Be Glad

  Real estate agents and homebuyers alike are feeling the squeeze from the lack of homes on the market.  Don’t despair!  For both real estate agents and home buyers, there’s a great untapped source for finding deals before they ever hit the market: your lender.  If any of you are a bit confused by what […]

Feelin’ Blue About Your Options? Good!

  With my friend’s permission, I’m including an excerpt from a humor column he wrote a few years back.  I have a point, I promise, and I’ll make it below. All told, I believe there are at least 764 shades of the color blue that are completely indistinguishable to my eyes, but my wife has […]

The Definition of Insanity (in Real Estate)

  More than a couple of years ago, I witnessed something that makes me laugh and cringe at the same time.  Having lunch at a local restaurant, I spied a real estate agent and a loan originator having what I would characterize as a “first date”.  I couldn’t help but overhear little snippets of their […]