John Mulkey, Housing Guru

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2008 

While most Realtors® are aware of creative ways to reach potential buyers, it sometimes helps to review the options. And for those homeowners who choose to “go it alone,” the following may be helpful. 1. Tell all your friends, relatives, and business associates about your plans to sell. They may ...
09/29/2008
The House rejects the bailout bill. The bill would have shored up banking and financial institutions, but provided little additional relief to homeowners. Under the proposal, the Treasury Department would begin buying troubled mortgage related securities from banks and other financial institution...
09/29/2008
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(I tried positng this earlier, but had problems. Forgive me if it shows up twice) Washington is still playing politics, and this time our very financial future depends upon their actions. Lawmakers are doing more political posturing than making constructive progress towards rescuing the financial...
09/27/2008
Washington is still playing politics, and this time our very financial future depends upon their actions. Lawmakers are doing more political posturing than making constructive progress towards rescuing the financial markets.   I’m not being pessimistic; I’m being realistic when I say disaster is ...
09/27/2008
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When I read the current news, watch TV and review some of the blogs posted I'm concerned about our ability to solve the serious problems our country faces.  The current financial crisis, oil prices, and the collapse of the housing market are the beginning signs of the decline of the United States...
09/27/2008
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This morning I received a call from a friend in Florida. “I just need someone to tell me it will be alright,” he said. “Cheer me up.” I tried to tell him that everything will work out, but I know he’s on the brink of losing his home. I hope things will work out for him.   But I reminded him that ...
09/26/2008
We can complain that the bailout is bad or believe that it is the only way for our economy to recover, but that’s only wasting saliva. The fact is: the government will pass a bailout bill in the next couple of days. We don’t have to agree and we don’t have to like it. They’re not asking for our o...
09/25/2008
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There’s nothing typical about the current housing market, but these are not typical times. Home prices are falling. Foreclosures are at all time highs. Financial markets are collapsing. How will those of us in the construction and real estate business survive?   It’s simple. We can no longer cond...
09/24/2008
Many are looking at our current financial crisis and asking if we are not already in or are heading into a depression, and the so-called experts all have an answer. The problem is, they don’t agree. It’s easy to find some of the financial or political pundits who will tell us that, for all practi...
09/23/2008
As the government struggles to bring stability to the financial markets, homeowners are wondering what the effect will be upon them. Those who are near foreclosure want to know if they will be allowed to remain in their homes, and those who need to sell their home are concerned about the downward...
09/22/2008
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