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I read the following article this morning and thought I would try something a little different.  I've replaced all the references to the particular housing market and any other key words that might give away the answer with blank  spaces.  Can you guess which market the writer is writing about?  ...
04/28/2008
Kermit the Frog doesn't think so.  But like a lot of things, it depends on who you ask. If you ask me, my answer would be "Yes, it is easy and it's getting easier."In a new survey, which polled 1,001 U.S. homeowners, 28 percent of respondents said they believe it's extremely important to be envir...
04/27/2008
The recent report for the fourth quarter of 2007 found the price of housing in Boise “moderately overpriced.” So what does that mean with regard to the risk of future price declines? Before I begin, I would like to emphasize that I adhere to the advice of the sixth century Chinese sage Lao Tzu. M...
04/27/2008
Condominium Living Offers Convenience, Amenities and a Good Return on Your Investment.Is condominium living right for you? According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), condos are now an important housing option for home buyers nationwide. At the height of last year’s wave of new...
04/25/2008
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A good friend of mine recently observed that I seem to be using my blogs to save the home building industry.  He expressed his concern that most of my readers would view that as self-serving.  He strongly encouraged me start selling myself and provide people invaluable information.My friend's obs...
04/06/2008
A home is more than just a structure where people take up residency. For most people, owning a home means freedom, financial independence and security. For many, owning a home brings a feeling of success and the knowledge that they've obtained their own bit in the American dream. And of course, a...
04/06/2008
Since 1990 in this country, buying a home has been a "no brainer," a can't-miss investment.  But things have changed. If you believe the national media, home prices across the nation continue to fall. But all real estate is local, and we need to understand what is going on in our local market are...
04/03/2008
As a Builder, I am frequently asked by prospective customers how much I charge per square foot.  I recently taught an Institute of Residential Marketing course for Builders, Developers and Realtors. One of the chapters was titled "Customer Value and Marketing" and provided a methodology for measu...
04/02/2008
In my previous blog post titled Housing Affordability and Realistic Expectations, I commented about the apparent unrealistic expectation the average home owner has regarding the value of their existing home.  If you are a home owner considering purchasing a new home but have an existing home to s...
03/30/2008
Forbes released its annual list of the Best Places for Business and Careers on March 19, 2008 and Boise moved up one spot from No. 3 in 2007. For a fourth straight year, Boise landed in the top 5 in the rankings compiled by national business magazines.  Common themes for the business-welcoming me...
03/28/2008
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