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What’s “out of sync” with housing? Can we solve by next #LeapYear: 2020?

Let’s use what’s left of this Leap Day to catapult into the future by asking what will the real estate industry look like in the NEXT Leap Year — 2020? Because we’re eager to begin creating a public awareness /

Posted in Affordable housing, Bidding wars, Blockchain, Commission Reform, Consumer protection, Defensive Homebuying, Disrupt Real Estate, Fee-for-service real estate, Great Senior Sell-Off, Housing Justice, Impact Rebates, Intentional Communities, Pope's Encyclical, RE2020, Real Estate Consumer Bill of Rights, Real Estate Roundtables, RECALL: Real Estate Consumer Alliance, reVRM, Trend analysis, Unbundling the Commission

New Year’s resolution: Fact check reports of real estate “frenzy”

Hmmm… if MLS listings are expiring or being canceled at roughly the same pace as they are selling, is there really a problem with low inventory in Massachusetts?  Or is it a problem with unrealistic prices, unreal price appreciation during

Posted in Bubble Hour, Defensive Homebuying, Expired listings, Housing bubble, Market trends, Price trends, Real Estate Bubble, Seasonality, Timing the market, Trend analysis

Real estate predictions 2014: Have sellers already missed the best time to sell?

Ready to reset your assumptions about where the housing market is headed in 2014 and beyond?  Compared to other housing gurus, Mark Hanson looks at trends upside down and backwards; as buyer agents, that’s Real Estate Cafe’s perspective too.  So

Posted in Bubble Hour, Buyer agent, Defensive Homebuying, Expired listings, Housing bubble, Housing forecasts, Pending sales, Real Estate Bubble, Timing the market, Trend analysis

Double bind: Will soaring rent burdens shrink baby boomer nest eggs / inheritance?

Referencing the pain some homeowners suffered after the housing bubble, Boston.com’s real estate blog asked Do renters have it tougher?  Baby boomers, before you begin family conversations over the Holidays about downsizing or transitioning aging parents, do the math: “More than half

Posted in Defensive Homebuying, FSBO: For Sale By Owner, Housing bubble, Housing forecasts, IntentCasting, Market trends, Real Estate Bubble, RECALL: Real Estate Consumer Alliance, Trend analysis

Market Psychology: Thanksgiving vs TrustGiving in Real Estate

Without a doubt, thousands of real estate consumers across MA and millions across the nation are also counting their blessings this Thanksgiving — some grateful that they won bidding wars courtesy of the Fed’s 33% bonus, and others glad they

Posted in Bidding wars, Buyer agent, Consumer protection, Defensive Homebuying, Housing bubble, Housing forecasts, IntentCasting, Market trends, Real Estate Bubble, Trend analysis

Seasonality or “housing recovery” backslide? Crowdfund research & save money!

​Have you been waiting for the recent exuberance about the “housing recovery” to subside?  Looks like the national housing market has reached a tipping point: TIPPING POINT: Seasonality or housing recovery backslide? #Crowdfund research, save money! crowdtilt.com/campaigns/seas… @crowdtilt #DIY #realestate

Posted in Crowdfunding, Housing bubble, Housing forecasts, Market trends, Price trends, Real Estate Bubble, Timing the market, Trend analysis

Haunted by the Housing Market? Compare housing market Halloween 2000 vs 2010

Originally created for Halloween in 2002, readers are invited to (1) update this slideshow before Halloween 2010, and (2) use slides from this decade-long retrospective on the housing bubble to save money on any offer you submit this Fall or

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Posted in Defensive Homebuying, Housing forecasts, Market trends, Price trends, Real Estate Bubble, Savings & Rebates, Timing the market, Trend analysis

Idea Starter: What if homebuyers & sellers managed their own data?

When the headline “Freeing ‘captured’ homebuyers” arrived in my email two weeks ago, I thought the real estate industry had just discovered VRM: Vendor Relationship Management (see series of videos above for an overview).  But scanning the article quickly, it

Posted in "We" companies, Change Agents, Consumer protection, Homebuyer Clubs, Idea Bar, Listing buyers, Mobile real estate, Savings & Rebates, Tech Trends, Trend analysis, Unconference, VRM

Annual Survey: What will housing prices look like in 2010 & beyond?

Keeping an eye on the real estate market in Massachusetts?  The Real Estate Cafe and BostonBubble.com would like to know what you think housing prices will look like in Greater Boston, as well as LOCAL cities and towns across the

Posted in Bubble Hour, Consumer surveys, Housing forecasts, Market trends, Price trends, Real Estate Bubble, Timing the market, Trend analysis

Will luxury “short sales” drive housing prices down across MA?

With hyperbole-filled housing headlines “soaring” across the internet in Boston, it’s important to take a sobering look at a “sleeper” trend that has the potential to pull down housing prices across Massachusetts in 2010 and beyond. Last Friday, Bloomberg published

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