Monthly Archives: July 2012

On That Strong Buyer Demand Thing…

Posted By Rob Hahn July 26, 2012, Filed under: Playing Economist, Real Estate@ 12:43 PM

First, watch the video above. It's my doppelganger Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist at NAR, explaining the 1.4% drop in June pending home sales. This comes on the heels of bad news about June released several days ago: June Existing Home Sales down 5.4% June New Home Sales down 8.4% And

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Magical Thinking vs. Boring Reality

Posted By Rob Hahn July 23, 2012, Filed under: Management, Marketing, Real Estate@ 2:57 PM

  Image: David Spiro Facebook can sometimes be a gold mine for content. Consider these two seemingly unrelated events: Marie is a friend who used to work in the real estate industry, as the Director of Marketing for MRIS. She relocated to Florida, and asked me months ago for some agents

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Real Estate Hope and Change for the Hope and Change Generation

Posted By Rob Hahn July 19, 2012, Filed under: Playing Economist, Real Estate@ 5:09 AM

My friend Eric Stegemann, a Millennial himself, tweeted out the following article from BusinessWeek talking about the "Lost Generation" of Homeowners: For some analysts, the scariest outcome of the collapsed home-price bubble is that it could turn an entire generation of would-be homeowners into

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