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I usually don’t need to hold a finger up to the wind to feel which direction the housing market is blowing. Or read the latest stat sheets to see if homes are selling or not. No, I have my own barometer to the health of the housing market. If my wife is constantly on her cell phone, it’s good. She’s a realtor. And her phone has been glued to her ear the… Read More

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Let’s face it, homes just aren’t selling as quickly as they did a few years ago. The economy has soured, salaries have dipped, and unemployment lines are longer. The American Dream, for many, is on hold. Bury a saint With the housing market still in a slump, sellers are looking for any break they can get. And some are not only calling on the help of  a good realtor, they’re burying a… Read More

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More and more people want to live closer to work. Not because they love their job, but because of the skyrocketing price of gasoline.  The cost of gas is influencing where people are choosing to buy a home, according to a new survey. A Coldwell Banker Real Estate survey found people want to shorten the distance between home and work, and gas prices are the main reason for that.  Here are a… Read More

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Every so often my wife forces me to go to work with her.  She’s a real estate agent, and makes me sit with her at “open houses”.   So I’m no novice to the ins and outs of the housing market. Other than spending a few hours in a strange home, where I  can’t eat anything or surf the internet (usually password protected), it’s not that bad.  And in recent weeks I’ve… Read More

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