Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager (American West Realty and Management)

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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Say what... I don't understand the question. And what have economic sanctions got to do with availability, affordability, and construction of housing. Not sure what fragile modernity means.

Oct 15, 2017 07:11 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Hey, no twirly Qs on Sunday! 😈

Is your question: Under current economic conditions, is investing/development ill-timed?

There are as many answers to that as there are special little snowflakes.

Where in the market cycle does your area, or the area you're interested in developing or investing in, find itself at this time? Ours is in expansion, so it's probably about a year +/- too late to really get into new residential development, although notes with a five-year payoff might be well-timed, for example. YMMV   Dr Mueller Market Quadrants

Of course, you can never ignore the political weather. But those cycles are pretty reliable.

Oct 15, 2017 07:41 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I know this is novel, but let's learn from the past.... it won't happen....it's human nature to have more....and many have more than they can handle....but they continue to hang by their fingernails and lead a life that's not very happy...

Oct 15, 2017 07:38 AM
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Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

Not unless one wants to contribute to the slowing down of commerce. It's the spenders and investors that keep this great system going. The continuous exchange of money for goods and services builds wealth for many.

The right mindset will keep you from driving yourself out of your mind.

Oct 15, 2017 07:08 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Can you ask that in language a 5th grader could understand, please?

Oct 15, 2017 07:41 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Not sure what economic sanctions you mean but Trump's 15% tariff on Canadina finished lumber which is an industry standard has rasied the price of new construction.

Oct 15, 2017 07:02 AM
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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 ? 

Oct 15, 2017 06:49 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Clueless  Clueless

Oct 15, 2017 07:47 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

It depends upon what part of the fragile modernity you're referring to!

Oct 15, 2017 07:44 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I am with Nina Hollander - what?  

Oct 15, 2017 07:34 AM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

My brain is too simple to understand your question. Try again in plain English?

Oct 15, 2017 07:28 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Shelter is in the DNA and until that is answered, we squirm here & there

Oct 15, 2017 07:00 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

?

Oct 15, 2017 07:26 AM
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Peter Mohylsky
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Let me help you find your path to the beach.

You kinda sorta lost me.  But I believe in making money, saving for the future, and not spending money I have not made.  

1.  It takes money to make money.

2.  If it sounds to good to be true it generally is to good to be true.  

Oct 15, 2017 06:55 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I must be thick because I have no idea what you're referring to?

The economic picture is brighter than it has been in the past 10 years.

Investors both old and new are buying real estate at an excellerated pace.

What is the problem?

Oct 15, 2017 05:10 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Nathan Gesner = Sesquipedalian 

Oct 15, 2017 11:59 AM
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

I'm really not sure what your question is..you need to rephrase it so we understand what's bothering you!

Oct 15, 2017 10:04 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Sorry to see that you are being driven out of your mind.

Oct 15, 2017 09:27 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Nathan,

Not sure what you mean, and I agree with Candice A. Donofrio and Barbara Todaro .  A

Oct 15, 2017 09:20 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Reads like someone just brought a new thesaurus

Oct 15, 2017 09:01 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Gibberish is the word, but actually sounds like a politician speaking who's trying to sound like he knows something...

Oct 16, 2017 01:02 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Nina Hollander nailed this one!

Oct 16, 2017 04:40 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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Say what???

Oct 16, 2017 03:20 AM
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Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!

What professor? Those are big words!

As always cash is king when in a downward trend-and we are but one wrong tweet from missiles.

Oct 16, 2017 02:13 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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What is your context here Nathan?

Being a Franciscan I am a fan of frugality and simplicity.  But I am okay with others spending and keeping the economy moving along.

Oct 15, 2017 08:40 PM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

I have to agree with Nina Hollander's & Barbara Todaro's answers on this one.

Oct 15, 2017 07:12 PM
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Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

No idea what the question is...

 

Oct 15, 2017 06:57 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

HUH?

Oct 15, 2017 06:43 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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Not sure what you are specifically referring to. Immigration?

Oct 15, 2017 06:33 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I'm not sure what you mean.  I always prefer to be frugal.

Oct 15, 2017 04:05 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I read question, but my mind kept interupting saying " Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious".

Oct 15, 2017 02:02 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Just back from vacation and brain just warming up! Clueless!

Oct 15, 2017 12:49 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Aaa... what was the question???

Oct 15, 2017 12:41 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Even I was like WHAT? Basically things are not as fragile as the media would have you believe. The markets are on fire. In real estate the low interest rates are fueling new buyers coming into the markets. There is a great deal of people though staying still. Banks are not has fragile as they were. Foreclosures that i see are people who got bailed out that would have been foreclosed 5 years ago whose modifications are up and they learned nothing from what got them there. The amount is small enough it does not affect markets but actually boosts them when contractors buy, fix and sell them. 

Oct 15, 2017 12:09 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Let me pull out the old Laffer Curve

Oct 15, 2017 11:39 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought, "Huh?"

Sorry I can't help! I don't know what the question is referring to.

Oct 15, 2017 10:37 AM
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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
Helping you find your way home.

huh?

Oct 15, 2017 10:24 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

More than I can ponder right at the moment

Oct 15, 2017 07:49 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

This would depend on the upside of the down value.

Oct 16, 2017 07:20 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No opinion.

Oct 15, 2017 03:37 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Nathan, I still don't get it!

Jun 07, 2018 09:48 PM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Early to bed early to rise makes a man healthy wealthy and wise.. A penny saved is a penny earned.. Franklin managed to become a very wealthy man following these ideas.

Jan 08, 2018 03:45 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have not had enough coffee yet for your question! 

Oct 18, 2017 06:28 AM