For years, as I went through many cars ranging from Volkswagen Beatles (so old it had no gas gauge) to Mercedes Benz’s (so long ago I can’t even remember the series), I was mystified. Why do those brand new cars lose hundreds or even thousands of dollars as soon as they are driven off the new car lot? ... Read More
Are You to Blame for Skyrocketing Home Prices
I say “fault” because a recent report by Bloomberg Business Week found that house prices these days are “on fire.” They have made the largest...Read More by David Wilkening
Found: Vacation Home Paradise
Why are we bothering to bring up Kissimmee here in a real estate investment column? Good reasons. It was ranked the third best place for vacation properties...Read More by David Wilkening
Financial Strength of Homebuilders Draws...
The economy is very reliant on the housing market. When the housing market starts to slide, the economy follows shortly thereafter. However, when the...Read More by Scott Sery
The first housing bubble just burst in spectacular fashion a mere 5 years ago. So, what is going on now? Is this just a normal, relatively slow, recovery of the housing market that reflects a somewhat abnormal and slow economic recovery? ... Read More
Sorry, non-math majors. That’s most of us, of course (and myself as well). But real estate at times is like baseball. Numbers count (consider just two: batting averages for hitters and earned run average numbers for pitchers), so it is important to think about the one...
As home prices continue to increase, so does the demand for jumbo mortgages, or mortgages that are are above $416,000, or $625,000 in some high-cost metropolitan areas. And, according to a recent Wall Street Journal article, these home buyers are finding more options for...
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