Monthly Archives: February 2009

Bubble Hour: Lowest sales in 22 years drive home prices down 20% across MA

Home sales across Massachusetts have dropped to their lowest level in 22 years, sending median prices down 18-20% since January 2008. The Boston Globe and Boston Herald have already posted news stories, and blog posts (and reader comments) are being

Posted in Bubble Hour, Price trends, Real Estate Bubble, Savings & Rebates, Timing the market

Obama’s Housing Plan: Protecting homebuyers / preventing future housing bubbles

Comments on NPR / WBUR talk show, Obama’s Housing Plan, cross-posted from Twitter: CLOSING QUESTION: Does Obama plan include long term reforms to prevent future housing bubble? Idea starters> SHILLER: Says we need NEW market structures to protect consumers

Posted in Defensive Homebuying, Dual Agency Detective, Foreclosure Prevention, Foreclosures, Real Estate Bubble, Real Estate Consumer Bill of Rights

Mobilizing spiritual & pyschological safety nets for those facing foreclosure / financial instability

Comment posted on Cardinal Sean’s blog, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Dear Cardinal Sean, I am so pleased to read that the Planning Office for Urban Affairs is “beginning work to help people facing foreclosures who may be at risk

Posted in Foreclosure Prevention, Foreclosures, Spiritual Home

Will the proposed $15,000 tax credit motivate home buyers in Greater Boston / Massachusetts?

This year, we’re presenting the results of our 4th Annual Home Buyer survey as a response to the proposed $15,000 tax credit for home buyers.  CLICK ON THE VIEW FULL SCREEN ICON ABOVE to watch this one minute slide show,

Posted in Bubble Hour, Consumer surveys, Price trends, Real Estate Bubble, Savings & Rebates

Drive-by Demos: Would you like a site demo with that coffee?

Wonder if broadcasting our location through the day with Google’s Latitude will create opportunities to meet DIY home buyers and sellers over coffee and offer them tours of “Best of Breed” money-saving real estate web sites? Follow our location on

Posted in Uncategorized

Should we organize a “FSBO Camp,” a real estate unconference for homebuyers & sellers?

IDEA STARTER announced at February meeting of Boston Media Makers: Looking for consumer feedback on FSBOCamp, a potential “unconference” for home buyers & sellers to showcase “Real Estate a la carte.” Unlike previous REBarCamps, this event would be Business-to-Consumer (B2C)

Posted in "We" companies, Change Agents, Commission Reform, Do-it-yourself, Fee-for-service, FSBO: Best Practices, FSBO: For Sale By Owner, RECALL: Real Estate Consumer Alliance, Unbundling the Commission
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