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Boring? Exciting?…Just plain Confusing.

If you’ve been looking at the latest charts and statistics about today’s market, hop on this economic ride of “huh”. Services? Up. Manufacturing? Down. Stock market? Up, by almost 20%. Yet our economy has grown a measly 3%. There are a lot of mixed messages when it comes to the economy right now, but one […]

4/9 The Future

What will life be like after being locked in our own eco-systems for a month, or more? Will we be in a better place after this health crisis is over? Personally, I am learning a ton about myself that I never knew before. I have found that this self-learning process is made even easier if […]

Just leap, no faith necessary

You don’t need to believe—it’s simple numeracy. The interest rates are at all-time lows and “will stay that way through 2020” (Federal Open Market Committee). Home prices in Chicagoland dipped in 2019 again, though they are expected to rise by the end of this first quarter. If you are a buyer, an investor, a flipper, […]

Pulse? Rate? Prognosis?

It looks like a healthy and ready real estate market for 2020! Up until mid-December, every recession probability measure had us at 50/50 for a real downturn early next year (just a matter of days away). Thanks to the most recent actions and announcements regarding the new NAFTA deal, the cancellation of tariffs and the […]

Do we lose in the long run?

That is the question being asked throughout the economic world. The primary reason cited for the slow, stagnant or declining real estate market is “economic uncertainty”. Mention of the trade wars, the volatile stock market, the mixed indicators—consumer spending up, manufacturing down, inflation dragging or dead, etc.—are some of the many factors contributing to the […]

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Nice, bottom…use it!

This downhill slide in home sales and activity in general has hit bottom, but it is starting to creep up a bit too. The increases are across the board: sales, inventory, buyers, and ACTIVITY! It has been a nice, calm market and now things seem to be getting a bit more heated, aggressive. Want my […]

Why a Slow Market is your Best Bet!

Bet on yourself! As a real estate professional, you have to be able to evolve with the times. I’d love to share my advice for new and established brokers to help keep their business fresh! Back to the Future Stay ahead of marketing techniques and strategies, and maintain your focus on branding, technology and social […]

Get More House, Get More $, Get Busier

Buyers Get More House Eight months ago, economists were predicting that interest rates would rise in 2019—we know that the opposite has occurred. What the majority missed was the trepidation and stagnation that have been caused mostly by geopolitical issues and instability. Inflation has fallen below the predicted 2+%, so buyers benefit with more purchasing […]

No Vacation!

Silicon Valley has become so unaffordable that hundreds of recreational vehicles, or RVs as they are more commonly known, are being used as permanent residences for workers who simply can’t pay the local rental premiums or high prices. It’s not a joke, and it’s not fun or funny. There are even laws being passed to […]

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