As we near the end of 2012—after surviving the Mayan Apocalypse and teetering on the edge of the “fiscal cliff”—it’s time to review my housing and economic predictions for 2013 and beyond. And I believe serious analysis and planning will be in order as we enter yet another year of economic and political turmoil due to . . . → Read More: Housing and Economic Predictions for 2013 and Beyond
Recession or Recovery? What We Call it Doesn’t Matter
While news stories and politicians continue to tout the “recovery,” those on Main Street remain confused. Here are just a few of the news stories that minimize the economic crisis:
Reports of a recession have been greatly exaggerated
Don’t Fear the Double-Dip Recession
US Economy Remains in ‘Recovery Phase’
Of course . . . → Read More: Recession or Recovery? What We Call it Doesn’t Matter
Home Selling Tips
Selling your home in today’s housing market may seem an impossible task, and for those who fail to approach the issue with knowledge and determination, it may well be. Many experts now agree that the housing market has experienced structural changes and predict that a return to pre-crisis sales levels is many . . . → Read More: Selling Your Home in Today’s Housing Market
Contemplating the Future of Home Prices
While opinions vary on where home prices are headed during the next couple of years, most agree that we’ve begun to see the stabilization we’ve hoped for during the past five years. But stabilization is far from a return to the heady days of 2005/2006; and it is also . . . → Read More: Home Owners, Home Prices, Retirement and Inflation
Okay, so the housing crash has left you trapped in a home that no longer meets your needs. The kitchen is outdated, the bathrooms too small and you’d like a nice outdoor space. What do you do? The obvious choice is to remodel, but you’ve heard horror stories about the mess, the costs and the hassle.
Thousands . . . → Read More: Top 10 Tips for Working with Contractors
With many economists claiming that the real estate market is stabilizing, some are asking, “Is the housing recovery real or imagined?” While there is some data to support an affirmative reply, a careful analysis shows us that the U.S. housing market may still be on life support. I believe it’s still too early . . . → Read More: Is the Housing Recovery Real or Imagined?