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    Posted on June 19th, 2008

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    Everyone’s an Expert in Real Estate — So Who to Believe?

                    Doing my best Seinfeld query: “What’s the deal with the Case-Shiller Index? Is it a case study in how to be a shill for the sensationalistic media?” What I’m referring to, is this article “Getting Case-Shillered”, which recently appeared in one of the industry pubs I regularly […]

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    Posted on June 6th, 2008

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    Inventory Down…and Sales Are Up

    This is the second week in a row that inventory has gone down, and pending sales have increased (in Santa Clara County).  This is a great sign of what's in store for the summer.  It cracks me up though, when the glass-half-empty media translates this as "this is just a fluke and the market is […]

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    Posted on June 5th, 2008

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    You Paid HOW MUCH for Your House?

    aka the "Over / Under of the Week" aka the "Housing Bubble is a Myth" aka  the "dang, there ARE some bargains out there" First, the "Over" — the random home picked by me where the sale price was insanely over the asking price: 510 Menlo Oaks, Menlo Park. A 6+ br/3.5ba, 3249 sf home on […]