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Thank you LinkedIn. While Facebook continues to limit who actually has an opportunity to see your posts, LinkedIn is far more generous in sharing and more effective in delivering corporate website traffic. According to a two-year research study of two million monthly visits to five-dozen corpora...
Thanks for nothing Facebook. My most recent disappointment with Facebook is not about the constant idiotic changes that render me red faced as I Google with hope that someone has posted something about where to locate a setting they have moved for the umpteenth time. No, I am perturbed that on Fa...
The National Association of Realtors economics group poses this question at the end of their Economic Outlook blog that posted today (May 7, 2014). Here’s a startling fact: Rental households have risen seven times faster than homeowner households in the last decade. There are 7 million new rental...
Low inventories of available homes have been putting a governor on the U.S. housing market for far too long. Now as we enter the traditional home selling season, recently there were two troubling reports. The first one comes from the NAR REALTORS® Confidence Index survey for March. It notes: “The...
Politico has a delicious piece called “How to Lose $100 million: The undoing of Tina Brown.”  It tells the tale of how Barry Diller and Sidney Haram merged the Daily Beast and Newsweek: Two money-bleeding publications, one online, one offline, and grabbed magazine magnet Tina Brown to save them b...
NAR Research surveyed a group of lenders asking about the new QM (Qualified Mortgage) rule that was just implemented in January.   They focused on two key questions: 1. What is the impact of the lending on their business? 2. How could the rule, in turn, impact consumers? Lenders "indicated that m...
Don't miss UK's "Economist" May 5th article: American property The great realtor rip-off Why is it so expensive to buy or sell a house in America? Likely to cause a visceral reaction. Comments?  
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