Google search modifiers – for more accurate searches

| Harlan Griswold III

For professionals and consumers, Google can be used as a source of almost endless information – providing anything from listing information, property research, and connecting buyers and sellers with agents – making it an invaluable tool to anyone interested in real estate.  Google has become the most trafficked website around the globe, reaching an astonishing […]       [Read More]

For professionals and consumers, Google can be used as a source of almost endless information – providing anything from listing information, property research, and connecting buyers and sellers with agents – making it an invaluable tool to anyone interested in real estate.  Google has become the most trafficked website around the globe, reaching an astonishing […]

Functional Obsolescence in today’s housing market

| Harlan Griswold III

In a recent article from Mortgage News Daily ….it presents the idea that some of the problems with a listing shortage has to do with housing obsolescence, mostly Functional Obsolescence.   (This is different than external obsolescence,  caused by negative neighborhood dynamics.)  Housing Obsolescence: Housing Inventory is at a 13 year low with approximately only 1.7 […]       [Read More]

In a recent article from Mortgage News Daily ….it presents the idea that some of the problems with a listing shortage has to do with housing obsolescence, mostly Functional Obsolescence.   (This is different than external obsolescence,  caused by negative neighborhood dynamics.)  Housing Obsolescence: Housing Inventory is at a 13 year low with approximately only 1.7 […]

Listing shortage actually a housing shortage?

| Harlan Griswold III

  It is assumed by many that the real estate market will (at some point) reach equilibrium, becoming (neither a Buyer or Seller market) a balanced market.   Perhaps this will happen as interest rates rise, resulting in homes becoming less affordable, and a smaller percentage of would-be buyers being able to purchase.  The following article […]       [Read More]

  It is assumed by many that the real estate market will (at some point) reach equilibrium, becoming (neither a Buyer or Seller market) a balanced market.   Perhaps this will happen as interest rates rise, resulting in homes becoming less affordable, and a smaller percentage of would-be buyers being able to purchase.  The following article […]

Why higher prices have not stimulated the market

| Harlan Griswold III

According to prevailing wisdom, higher prices we’re seeing in homes should translate into a stronger economy.  This idea was the justification for much of the stimulus (by the government) in housing – that we’d get such an economic boost from this spending, even if it adds to the national debt, it’s worth it.  We haven’t seen […]       [Read More]

According to prevailing wisdom, higher prices we’re seeing in homes should translate into a stronger economy.  This idea was the justification for much of the stimulus (by the government) in housing – that we’d get such an economic boost from this spending, even if it adds to the national debt, it’s worth it.  We haven’t seen […]

Lending standards easing as banks seek to maintain market share

| Harlan Griswold III

CREDIT LOOSENS UP I often hear from buyer and sellers the idea that obtaining a home loan is very difficult, and that’s why the real estate market has not recovered more quickly.   My perception is that we’ve returned to traditional lending practices, which was the goal of regulators, after the Great Recession.   The article below […]       [Read More]

CREDIT LOOSENS UP I often hear from buyer and sellers the idea that obtaining a home loan is very difficult, and that’s why the real estate market has not recovered more quickly.   My perception is that we’ve returned to traditional lending practices, which was the goal of regulators, after the Great Recession.   The article below […]