Trulia Acquired By Zillow

The cost of doing real estate just got a whole lot more expensive.  You know there’s an old joke: What’s the difference between and California real estate license and a California driver’s license?  Not everyone in California has a driver’s license.  The real estate industry in California has long been plagued by easy licensing and

Market Forces At Work

It’s a funny thing this economy of ours; this system of capitalism where the free market drives the movement, prices and value of goods and services.  With real estate, too many homes means prices drop; not enough, prices rise.  The same is true for the labor market.  As the U.S. economy continues its slog forward,

Is It A Good Time To Buy?

I’ve been getting asked this question a lot lately.  With the market apparently on the mend and prices even rising in most markets, the change has led many would be buyers to the inevitable question, “Should I buy now?”  After waiting and saving while the prices seemed to do nothing but drop, buyers wake up

Something To Talk About

It’s been  a month since my last post.  If I were working as a reporter, I would have been fired by now.  So why the long silence?  Simply put, I didn’t have anything I wanted to say.  This market is so confusing that I was reluctant to say anything.  So what changed?  Frankly, not much,