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    Posted on September 28th, 2008

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    What’s YOUR Favorite Business Meltdown Movie? Take the Poll…

        So with all the trainwreck-iness happening on Wall St. this past week, I was entertained by "The Best Business Meltdown Movies" on MSBNC.com, talking about how real-life scandals have inspired Hollywood for decades. So, because I love a bunch of these movies on the list — but not all of them — I thought I'd […]

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    Posted on September 26th, 2008

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    If You’re a Home Buyer, Read This…

    “The best time to buy, is when there’s blood in the streets” –        John D. Rockefeller   “Timing is everything” –          Anonymous   “Just Do It” –          Nike     Prolific words for today’s market.  Actually, for this WEEK’S market.  A more simplistic analogy for how some of these billionaires became billionaires – “buy low […]

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    Posted on September 23rd, 2008

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    Bargains Abound — Relatively Speaking, Of Course

    Good article on Bloomberg today. While it's relative to the catatonic financial market, its message is definitely relevant in the world of real estate. Here's the gem: The U.S. slowdown may be shorter than expected and private equity investors should start searching for bargains after valuations tumbled this year, said Mark Mobius, executive chairman of […]

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    Posted on September 8th, 2008

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    Fannie & Freddie Failure is Good News for Homebuyers

    (props to Rick Soukoulis for the great thoughts): It seems like more has been written on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the past 48 hours than has been written in the past ten years. Confusing? Probably so. Looking past all the double-talk by the politicians and the Secretary of Treasury, there are some very […]

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    Posted on September 3rd, 2008

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    “Flip” – A Four Letter Word in Real Estate

    One of the few decent real estate writers out there, Larry Rosen, recently had some good tidbits in an article titled "Time to Move to the East Bay" (I'd put a hyperlink to the article on www.sfexaminer.com, but their ability to search for articles on their website SUCKS…there, I said it. No wonder the Chronicle […]