After the Peak Will Housing Crash?

Some folks experienced the Great Recession as children or teenagers.  For them the idea that housing prices might level off or even crash is something they’ve heard about, but have never experienced.

The Last GE Appliance I Will Ever Buy

10/17/2017 | Casey Fleming | Do not buy GE appliances. There, I’ve said it. It makes me sad, though, because GE used to be a great company. Here is my story, though, and why I will never buy another GE product. About 10 years ago I remodeled my kitchen. I have a 1926 Craftsman bungalow...

5 Affordable Ways to Prepare Your Home for Someone Who is Visually Impaired

2/19/2018 | Marie Villeza |While making modifications to a home to prepare it for a person with a visual impairment is essential to her safety and comfort, it can become quite costly to do so. The good news is, there are several ways to make your home accessible that won’t force you to get a...

How the GOP Tax Bill Affects You (If You Own Real Estate)

12/23/2017 | Casey Fleming | Now that the ink is drying on the 2017 Tax Reform Act, you may be wondering if the GOP tax bill is going to affect you.  The answer is yes.  Since I write about real estate, and real estate financing in particular, I will cover aspects of the 2017 Tax...

Wages and Housing Prices

7/14/2017 | Casey Fleming | How do housing prices and wages correlate?  Logic would dictate that as wages rise home prices would rise, and vice-versa.  Wages are not the only factor affecting housing prices, however.  Household savings, household debt, interest rates and available inventory all have a serious impact on prices. Nevertheless, comparing wages to housing...

How Supply and Demand Affects Real Estate

7/13/2017 | Casey Fleming | For as long as I’ve been in the real estate finance industry (and that’s a long time) friends and family have asked me about real estate values – Are they going up?  Are they going down?  Are we nearing the peak?  Are we close to the bottom?  Over time the...

Listing of the week – a man’s home is his castle

4/5/2017 | Casey Fleming Each week I try to look for something unique in a property. This week’s listing of the week was a no-brainer.  How would you like to own your own English countryside castle?  And for less than $1 million? Our listing of the week. Molly’s Lodge is situated on the northern edge...

The 27 Best Real Estate Jokes

3/21/2017 | Casey Fleming Real estate is no laughing matter!  Well, usually it’s not.  But when you have 27 classic and new real estate jokes that go to the heart of what we all love about real estate – well, you can’t help but laugh. Emily L’Eplattenier, writing for FitSmallBusiness.com has gathered them here for...

Listing of the Week – Modern Architecture for a Venture Capitalist

For the listing of the week I like to find something about a property that is at least interesting and unusual, if not unique.  Last week we had acreage and a unique style of interior design.  This week’s listing of the week has everything a high-tech executive could want in Silicon Valley Real Estate.  What...

The Top 6 Reasons to Go House Hunting on Stormy Weekends

House hunting in Silicon Valley is a pretty stressful affair these days.  As a fierce winter storms settles in many house hunting families might understandably decide to stay indoors.  Don’t!  This is the best opportunity you’ve had in weeks to score an honest-to-God deal on a home in Silicon Valley. Here are the top 6...