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December 11, 2011

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Buying Real Estate, Foreclosures, Housing Market Stats

The World Turns On, But Inventory Does Not

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CoreLogic is a company that tracks all kinds of trends. They take a slice of recent history and the economic factors within it and do cool calculations that slice and dice information used by pundits and prognosticators – and sometimes speculators. Data is only as good as its interpretation.  What is even more important is […]

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December 7, 2011

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Buying Real Estate, Housing Market Stats, Miscellaneous

The Worm Turns

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Whatever you have heard about the death of The American Dream is absolutely erroneous. Well, as long as you aren’t American. Huh?  Yeah, the foreclosure inventory in highly desired areas is being bought up by foreign investors. And hey, it’s not all that bad. The President did tell Joe The Plumber that he thought that […]

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December 2, 2011

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Buying Real Estate, Miscellaneous

Should You Buy or Rent?

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Assuming you can qualify for a loan and are gainfully employed and can service said loan, ask yourself the eponymous question entitling this article. If you are making a reasonable amount of money, say enough to qualify for AMT, then your answer is simple – you should absolutely buy. Why?  Because if you don’t, you […]

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November 24, 2011

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Buying Real Estate, Miscellaneous

Laziness Knows No Bounds

lazy-worker

I have thought it through carefully and drawn my conclusion. Economies that are highly based on services are a reflection of a highly developed sense of laziness of its people. Case in point? Two new services that are seemingly cool yet incredibly revealing of the laziness of people. They are Real Time Quotes and Build […]

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November 23, 2011

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Buying Real Estate, Mortgages

If You Don’t Succeed Try it Right the First Time Or, a Case for Pre-Approval

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Okay, I am tired of saying NYT.  So now they are going to be referred to as the paper formerly called NYT.  Maybe not.  Too long a name. I honestly don’t know how Prince did it for so long.  What was I saying…?  Oh yeah, that paper. After some very careful investigative reporting and fact […]

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