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S&P / Case-Schiller vs. FHFA

S&P/Case-Schiller vs. OFHEO S&P/Case-Schiller and OFHEO (Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight) both publish a “national” price index. The Case-Schiller index has been getting much play on national media lately. Their most recent index shows a huge drop in appreciation during the 4th quarter. Unfortunately, this index only represents data …

Real Estate Negotiation

Some Views On Negotiation A good negotiator is someone who always gets what they want. Right? I say, not always. Being a good negotiator to me is someone who can give themselves or their clients the best chance to achieve their goals. Giving you the best chance does not always …

Flooding in Bouder?

  Floods in Boulder? “If you live, work or play in Boulder you are at risk. The city of Boulder has the greatest potential for loss of life from flash flood of any community in Colorado.” This direct quote from the City of Boulder website gives us a reason to …

Lease to Own Explained

Rent To Own   As I drive around in my market I tend to see homemade signs posted at major intersections with houses advertised as “Rent to Own”. In this post I’d like to layout a typical rent to own deal as well as show how the unscrupulous can take …