John Mulkey, Housing Guru

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ARCHIVED BLOG POSTS

2010 

While the Case-Shiller index reported that July home price gains exceeded expectations, the news may not be cause for celebration. The just-released numbers reflect the spring surge in home sales that resulted from the Housing Tax Credit.   Following the expiration of the tax credit, more recent ...
Posted over 3 years ago
In an interview on CNN’s program, “State of the Union,” as reported in The NY Times, HUD Secretary, Shaun Donovan, gave yet another indication that the Obama administration has yet to come to grips with the housing crisis. When asked whether or not the Housing Tax Credit might be revived, Donovan...
Posted over 3 years ago
Investors and home buyers seeking to capitalize on the dramatic drop in home prices should do their homework before taking the plunge. Not all markets offer opportunities, and some pose significant risks. A recent story on Yahoo News shows the markets most likely to have reached stabilization as ...
Posted over 3 years ago
Losing valuable data due to an electrical surge or spike can ruin more than just your day, and most of us try to protect our sensitive electronics and computers with surge protectors. However, the surge protectors most of us purchase are inexpensive and subject to failure. Many are surprised to l...
Posted over 3 years ago
Recent headlines, as well as some of my own blog posts, have some consumers wondering: "Should anyone buy a home in today's market?" And the answer is a definite, but qualified, almost enthusiastic, yes. An article in the NY Times, points out some of the obvious benefits of home ownership: ● A mo...
Posted over 3 years ago
Recent news stories reporting the dramatic drops in both new and existing home sales seem to indicate that home prices must fall. While periods of low interest rates normally stimulate home prices to rise, the lack of demand will keep that from occurring. The powerful force that will drive home p...
Posted over 3 years ago
A growing inventory of homes continues to press home prices downward. An article on HousingWire describes how home prices have remained virtually flat, following the expiration of the Homebuyer Tax Credit. The article states, Even those few markets still holding onto annual gains aren't likely to...
Posted over 3 years ago
Let's give Lyn Sims a hand and help move Schaumburg to #1Schaumburg's very own Awaking Muse is part of the Metropolitan Planning Council's "Secret Corner of Chicagoland" photo contest. With 25 entries up for consideration, here's your chance to vote.  One vote per person is allowed through Friday...
Posted over 3 years ago
Let's give Lyn Sims a hand and help move Schumburg to #1Schaumburg's very own Awaking Muse is part of the Metropolitan Planning Council's "Secret Corner of Chicagoland" photo contest. With 25 entries up for consideration, here's your chance to vote.  One vote per person is allowed through Friday,...
Posted over 3 years ago
While some point to the possibility that home prices and sales may once more turn down, the reality is that housing isn’t entering a double-dip; it’s merely continuing its journey. Homeowners or potential home buyers want to know what’s really happening; but the news is so confusing that it’s vir...
Posted over 3 years ago
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