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Notorious P.O.D. Episode 5: RentMetrics and George Kalogeropoulos

Posted By Rob Hahn August 18, 2013, Filed under: Marketing, Podcast, Real Estate, Technology@ 12:30 PM

  Episode #5 is one of my favorites. I love introducing innovative startups in real estate to the high level elite audience that frequents this blog. (That would be you, dear reader/listener.) But this one was really special. George Kalogeropoulos, Founder and CEO of RentMetrics.com, is frikkin'

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City of Eastvale to Real Estate Investors: FOAD

Posted By Rob Hahn August 14, 2013, Filed under: Politics & Regulation, Real Estate@ 1:13 PM

Investors Not Welcome Here! My last post dealt at some length with Federal policy. But in many of my writings, presentations, and comments, I point out that the folks who are most likely to get all up in your business are municipalities. Case in point: the city of Eastvale, CA, with some 57,000

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Deconstructing Obama on Housing

Posted By Rob Hahn August 12, 2013, Filed under: Playing Economist, Politics & Regulation, Real Estate@ 4:59 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-XbETvNBv0 As I'm sure my industry-savvy readers -- that would be you -- know by now, President Obama sat down with Spencer Rascoff, CEO of Zillow, for a half hour interview in which the President answered questions that Zillow gathered from social media. The video

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A Few Questions on Housing Inventory

Posted By Rob Hahn March 4, 2013, Filed under: Playing Economist, Real Estate@ 2:07 PM

My friend Mike Simonsen of Altos Research recently put up an excellent post explaining why he thinks the housing inventory levels remain so low. Read the whole thing, since Mike is one of the sharpest guys in the industry, and he uses data that the other analysts often do not. In summary, Mike

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Seven Predictions for 2013: The AKUS Experience

Posted By Rob Hahn January 6, 2013, Filed under: Management, Marketing, Playing Economist, Politics & Regulation, Real Estate, Technology@ 12:10 PM

  The Greatest Band in American Music Once again, it is time for the world famous (in my own mind at least) annual tradition of making predictions for the coming year that are Guaranteed to be Wrong, or Your Money Back! This year, I thought I would pay tribute to the greatest musical act

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Concerning QE3, A Few Thoughts…

Posted By Rob Hahn September 15, 2012, Filed under: Management, Media, Playing Economist, Real Estate@ 3:17 PM

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCY9ZGnDolQ I am not an economist, and I don't play one on TV, and I didn't stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night... but I kinda look like one. Plus, Seth Price of Placester isn't an economist either as far as I know, although he's a good friend who is not only

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Rethinking the REThink Future Program, Part 2: The Ostrich Scenario

Posted By Rob Hahn August 29, 2012, Filed under: Management, Playing Economist, Real Estate@ 3:52 PM

Image may be copyright: Georgia Tech and/or Angela Valenti In part 1, I began to tackle the REThink Future program that is currently underway. I have posted Nicole-Anne Boyer's gracious response to that post here. And now, we dive into the Scenarios themselves... because... well, because it's fun

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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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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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NPR Notices Millennials Aren’t Buying Houses

Posted By Rob Hahn June 14, 2012, Filed under: Playing Economist, Real Estate@ 9:40 AM

(c) Neal Coleman, from the NPR article I've been sounding the alarm on the Millennials for... oh... over two years now, I guess, starting with this post in March of 2010. I noticed that even the mainstream media (like the LA Times) is starting to catch on to the fact that Millennials (or Gen-Y)

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