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Calling All “Industry Experts”

Headlines coming out of the Inman News’ Real Estate Connect conference this afternoon: “Industry leaders predict slowing market”. To which we respond: no kidding, it’s about time, and how about some hard numbers from these so called “Experts”? So instead of simply nodding our head at the vague predictions... Read More »

To Sell, Or Not To Sell

The majority of San Franciscans are trying to figure out if (or how) they will ever buy a house in the current market, while a minority find themselves contemplating a sale of their primary residence in order to “cash out” on a bubble. CNN/Money weighs in with four options... Read More »

Not The “P” But The “E”

Not The “P” But The “E”

You might recall our previous discussion about San Francisco’s housing P/E. In summary, it’s out of whack. From an investing perspective, while the cost (Price) of an investment in San Francisco real estate has risen, the returns (Earnings) have remained flat. This suggests that the majority of buyers are... Read More »

It’s About Time

Two months ago SocketSite highlighted the PMI Group’s Economic and Real Estate Trends report that indicated a 39.5% likelihood of decline in the San Francisco real estate market over the next two years (and a ten-year price appreciation of 2.3%). Two months later Kiplinger’s generates a ton of buzz... Read More »

Et Tu Brute?

The senior vice president and chief economist for the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® recently penned an article for Realtor® Magazine titled “Keep a cautious watch”. The three trends he suggests we keep a cautious eye on: ∙ Speculation: This form of investing can be risky when buyers go out... Read More »

Trade School Versus Academia

Yes, once again it’s the academics squaring off against the Realtors®. Not too surprisingly, they offer two wildly different views. Play along and see if you can match the forecast to the group: 1. edian home prices across the state will rise 15 percent year-over-year in 2005, down from... Read More »

You Are Here (A)

You Are Here (A)

Eric Jansen of Trident Capital waxes poetic on his “Seven Steps” in the boom-bust cycle of housing (not to be confused with the deadly sins or highly effective habits). Although it’s a bit dire, it’s well written and worth a read regardless of your bubble philosophy. And we just... Read More »

(No)HousingBubble.com Smackdown Dust Settles

It’s official, and the bubblemongers have loudly spoken. HousingBubble.com outsold NoHousingBubble.com by a margin of $2,250 $2,225! (and yes, HousingBubble.com sold for $2,250 $2,225 so you do the math) We’re feeling a bit foolish for investing that $9.49 on the domain registration and eBay listing fees. It’s not an... Read More »

HousingBubble Market Lacks Froth

After three bids, the HousingBubble.com domain name sold for $2,225 (slightly below the sellers “buy it now” price of $250,000). Apparently there’s not much “froth” in the HousingBubble domain name market. Only seven hours left in the NoHousingBubble.com auction… Read More »