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    Posted on January 19th, 2009

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    Common Home Buying Myths — Don’t Believe Everything You Hear

    As first-time homebuyers grow curious about the home-buying process, they often turn to friends and family for advice about purchasing a home. While these sources can provide useful tips and information, they also may perpetuate some common home buying myths.   While family and friends may have the best intentions when sharing their purchase experiences, […]

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    Posted on February 15th, 2008

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    New Gory Details Podcast – With Special Guest, Jan Christensen, Superintendent of Redwood City School District

    Last month it was credit scores — this month it’s API scores…. The February 2008 podcast is here, and it’s all about education! My guest on the Gory Details is Jan Christensen, the Superintendent of the Redwood City School District. In today’s podcast, Jan talks about all the great things that are happening in the […]

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    Posted on September 18th, 2007

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    Three Bucks for an ATM? Banks Gotta Make Money Somehow I Guess

    Aggravating…yet you quickly think to yourself, "What do you think, pal? I’ve got my kids standing here pulling at my leg to hurry up so we can move on with our day. Do you really think I’m going to run all over town to find a free cash machine? Get it over with, take your […]

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    Posted on December 29th, 2006

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    The Best Places to Own Real Estate in 2007

    Here, according to Fortune and Moody’s Economy.com — apparently, the housing market looks particularly healthy in the Southeast in terms of growth in the next year+… The top market, McAllen, Texas, is predicted to rise 8.5 percent in 2007, and another 9.8 percent in 2008. In all, four of the magazine’s hottest U.S. home markets […]

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    Posted on September 6th, 2006

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    Relisting Discontinued – True Dat!

    "Truth is its own reward"…. Plato "There’s nothing you can know that isn’t known" …. John Lennon Today’s topic centers why it’s truly important to know the true "Days on Market" of a listing. RE Infolink, the governing body for our county’ MLS (and four other counties) has just ruled to discontinue the practice of […]

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    Posted on October 19th, 2005

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    NAR predicts strong home sales

    The National Association of Realtors® (NAR) is forecasting strong home sales for the second half of 2005. Factors include housing needs as a result of Hurricane Katrina, and also buyers who want to purchase before an anticipated rise in interest rates. For 2006, the NAR predicts that the real estate market activity may slow as […]

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    Posted on October 11th, 2005

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    The “Echo” Boomer Generation

    This was a great article from the Chronicle…It’s always nice to get a point of view from outside the Bay Area echo chamber, and last week it was wisecracking Wharton real estate Professor Peter Linneman who delivered the goods at a NAI BT Commercial industry breakfast in San Francisco. Sprinkling his presentation with well-timed barbs […]

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    Posted on September 20th, 2005

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    Welcome to The Gory Details

    Hello and welcome to the Gory Details, with a goal of providing news, views, and editorial opinion on all things relative to the dynamic SF Bay Area real estate market.