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February 2006 - Posts

Alright -- I KNOW I shouldn't be watching Oprah, or I'll have to give up my membership in the "true blue male" club, but have you seen her show this past week? (I promise I'll quit watching it when my wife no longer needs me to walk the baby in the Read More...
Posted on February 26,2006

While we're talking about houses on the market and the housing market in general, we should remember that many people in the areas ravaged by Hurricane Katrina still don't have homes. There is no "housing market" for many of them, because they have lost Read More...
Posted on February 23,2006

I love reading the news. There's always something to keep you on your toes -- especially with the housing market. Consider this: with the key spring selling season about to get under way, the inventory of homes on the market is climbing sharply in a Read More...
Posted on February 20,2006

Refinancing in the fourth quarter of last year represented 45 percent of total loan applications. According to Frank Nothaft, Freddie Mac's chief economist, "The overwhelming majority of (these) borrowers were extracting home equity rather than trying to Read More...
Posted on February 19,2006

Are you tired of hearing about a housing "bubble"? Seems that market analysts are a bit like babies; babies have only one way to respond when things aren't quite right. Babies cry. Analysts, on the other hand, create catastrophe. So now I saw on the news Read More...
Posted on February 17,2006

I saw an interesting comment in a newsletter I get. The editorial was called "Why I love real estate". The author then went on to compare real estate to stocks. His point? Google shares, less than one month ago, were trading at $475. They are now trading Read More...
Posted on February 16,2006
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