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Venting blog, consider yourself warned.   Two years ago I listed a home south of town for a couple, they were moving on a job relocation.  I'd sold the home about 10 years back, it's a cute little one-level home out in the country on one acre.  At the time the market was going pretty crazy as peo...
10/28/2011
If a lot of stat-dork REALTORS(R) like me have been constantly fuming about the continually incorrect messages the media has been sending out comparing 2010 to 2011, it's good to see that now when we look back to last year we're comparing similar markets.  For many of us in the industry we realiz...
10/28/2011
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To our fellow clients, friends, and family;  One of our favorite quotes on facing challenges comes from John F Kennedy.  When talking about the challenges our country was facing in the early 60's and rising to the occasion in a speech before Rice University he said that, "We choose to go the moon...
02/14/2011
I'll give you both sides of the argument and leave it up to you the readers to decide!  These numbers aren't official as some records are usually a little delayed in reporting, but they'll give you the general idea.  As always, my source is from the Missoula Organization of REALTORS(R) MLS. 2010 ...
01/06/2011
“American home values dropped $1.7 trillion”  http://money.cnn.com/2010/12/09/real_estate/home_value/index.htm?hpt=T2 Zillow is a very interesting and comprehensive site, in fact I noticed that just last week despite years and years of suggestions that REALTOR(R) organizations take the lead on ra...
12/09/2010
Yesterday morning at the annual membership meeting for the Missoula Organization of REALTORS(R) I was awarded the 2011 REALTOR(R) of the year award (I will serve MOR as their REALTOR(R) of the year for the calendar year of 2011).  It's an honor to be awarded this, it's a recognition of my volunte...
12/03/2010
"House prices fall 2% SIGNS OF DOUBLE DIP?!?!?!?!" http://money.cnn.com/2010/11/30/real_estate/CaseShiller_home_prices/index.htm?hpt=T2 And then the article doesn't even mention about the dreaded double dip.  Sometimes national news media really frustrates me they latch on to a story and suggest ...
11/30/2010
A major topic throughout the convention coming off the heels of a big election.  There was a lot of talk in many of the meetings about what the most recent election means for homeowners, tax payers, and political action groups ahead.  1. As mentioned in the prior post on gridlock, both Tucker Car...
11/15/2010
In the elections the other week the economy was huge, it was also the main discussion point in many of the meetings I attended, I heard from NAR's chief economist Lawrence Yun, a cheif editor from Forbes, and pundits Tucker Carlson and Paul Begala.  The general consensus was that it's a long haul...
11/09/2010
http://money.cnn.com/2010/10/25/news/economy/existing_home_sales/index.htm?hpt=T2 Some very good news on the national scene, we're seeing housing units still recovering in a post-tax credit market.  I remember my 1st day in economics class when my professor told me, "People respond to incentives,...
10/25/2010
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