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October 3, 2014

Jobs and Interest Rates

Today, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its employment report for the month of September. According to the report, the private sector added 248,000 jobs in September and (this is important) the unemployment rate decreased to 5.9%. This all sounds like excellent news! The economy is recovering, although at a slower rate than anyone wanted. […]

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September 29, 2014

A Quiet Monday Morning…

After a busy weekend, I am sitting and enjoying my breakfast coffee and watching the news. This always moves me to think about the real estate market and how investing in real estate compares to other investments. As I see today, the stock market is down, the return on bonds is lower, gold is as […]

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September 24, 2014

Welcome to Autumn!

The beginning of Autumn generally marks a slowdown in real estate activity as people know that the holidays are not far off (as of this writing, Halloween 37 days, Thanksgiving 65 days, and Christmas, 91 days). A standard purchase of a resale home takes 30-45 days to market the home and about 30-45 days to […]

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September 19, 2014

Have I got a Deal for You!

I often am approached by people who are interested in purchasing real estate if I can find them ‘a great deal’. At first, one may think that this is a natural request. Someone who purchases anything will prefer ‘a great deal’ than overpay. But what are the components of a deal? If one has information […]

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September 16, 2014

Livermore listing

Nice starter home with tremendous potential!1747 Pine St – Second Template – 08_23_2014

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April 22, 2014

The first quarter of 2014 has completed. the report on what has happened (and what’s in store) is attached. Happy reading! Volume 4 Issue 1 2014

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