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What is a blog?

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Yesterday, I was reminded that not everyone is familiar with what exactly a blog is.

  • First, it is public, meaning that everyone can read it.
  • Second, it is meant to provide thoughtful perspectives, tips, updates, etc.  I am not a fan of blogs that simply post content from articles written by other people, while I see value in posting links to various articles on topics that may interest readers.

Which brings us to – who reads the blog?   (more…)

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What’s news in real estate?

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Realtors: California Home Sales Rise in January

Good news!  Sales of New Homes in U.S. Rise More Than Forecast

From Burlingame Patch: Sustainability Plan Connects Housing and Transit.  At SummerHill we’re committed to sustainability, did you know that our newest community will be all solar?  That’s right, every home at The Enclave at Waverly Park will have solar power!


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Real Estate News Roundup

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Builder Online shares the 10 Green Building Trends for 2011.  Sharing and comparing energy usage is one, will you share your energy usage on Facebook?

SFGate reports that Redevelopment plans threatened by CA budget cuts

Brown’s forecast for California: A long slog to full recovery  Read more.  Do you agree? (more…)

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Real Estate News Roundup

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

A roundup of some of the top recent stories about the Real Estate Market.  Signs are pointing to a stable market that is increasing.

Associated Press: Home price index shows 1st annual gain in 3 years

Yahoo! News (AFP): US new home sales up sharply in March

Yahoo! News (Associated Press): New home sales, orders for most durable goods rise

CNNMoney: New-home sales rise fastest in 47 years (more…)

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Real Estate in 6 lines or less

Friday, November 20th, 2009

House made of Money It’s been a while since our last round of Real Estate in 6 lines or less… hope you enjoy!

The news this week has mostly focused on our sister market, commercial real estate, as it continues to struggle through this tough time- see this summary article. Meanwhile, CNN published a story about the ups and downs of small real estate business. Local news regarding the home market has improved, the SJMN says prices are up in the Silicon Valley. With the newly extended tax credit, many  are forecasting a bright 2010. Here’s our quick referral sheet for more information about this great tax extension.

Happy Friday!

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The Question: To tweet, or not to tweet

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Over the weekend, I saw an article in USA Weekend about Twitter (note: I adapted their headline) about what it would have been like if Twitter were around 100 years ago.  Twitter is radically changing the way that we communicate and share information.  It also could be considered a throw back to telegraphs with a modern twist?

The big question is whether the changes are for the best.  For example, I’d love to share all of the quotes that our Divisional Sales Manager, Lisa sends out, but most of them are too long.  Even though I use TweetDeck to Tweet and it has a “auto-shorten” function by the time it gets done shortening it, it is completely incomprehensible.


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Going Green? nah… Go Red.

Friday, September 18th, 2009

Redfinnian that is. Just checking out the recent newsletter from RedFin (a real estate brokerage firm) that reviewed the recent Case Shiller index. Why does this matter? Because they report that home prices and sales are up! (more…)

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Real Estate in 6 lines or less

Friday, September 11th, 2009

Here’s this week’s real estate news in six lines or less… hope you enjoy.

SF bay area foreclosure activity is dropping, in fact, 10% fewer foreclosures are on the market. However, not all US cities are so lucky…Florida’s media home price is at $144,000, and is predicted to hit bottom still. In other news, going green gains momentum as prices for a new solar system have dropped as much as 10% not including government backed rebates like the ones CA offers.  And finally, even in the great recession you can still own the boardwalk.

Happy Friday!

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