October 28, 2009

"Sell in May & Go Away"

Best Selection vs. Best Deals Sell in May and go away. –stock market saying At least by lore, there are seasonally better (and worse) times to make moves in the stock market. Are there any equivalents in real estate? Absolutely. While seasonal timing can be trumped by events — Presidential elections, wars, expiring tax credits...
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Price Cuts on Thanksgiving

Trees, Forests, & Price Reductions If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? –ancient riddle I don’t know the answer to the tree-forest question, but I do know the answer to this one: “if you drop your price when no one’s paying attention,...
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Lake Calhoun Visitor

Big Fish in a Little Pond?The first thing you notice isn’t the Bald Eagle, it’s the crowd of people all watching something. So, you stop, too, and pretty soon it’s apparent: a big, Bald Eagle sitting on Lake Calhoun’s Thomas Beach late yesterday afternoon. While infrequent, I’ve now seen a couple Bald Eagles on and...
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