August 31, 2010

Contrarian Indicators — Housing Market Edition

“The Death of the Housing Market?” “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” –Mark Twain It’s hard to be a student of markets without some passing familiarity with so-called contrarian indicators: those harbingers that signal that a market is at an inflection point, presenting investors with a singular opportunity. That opportunity can either be...
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But is That Their Real Name??

“Ross A. Justsold,” Realtor I’ve never investigated — and am not about to — but I’ve always wondered if a few (too?) felicitous real estate names are the Realtor’s real name, or legally changed. So, in the Twin Cities you’ll find Realtors with surnames such as “Sell,” “Sells,” “Sellnow,” etc. If I ever go that...
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Planes, Plays, & Baseball Tix

One Size Doesn’t Fit All More than four years after it opened, I finally got to the “new” Guthrie Theatre near the Mississippi River — just in time to see the closing performance of Tennessee Williams’ “A Street Car Named Desire” (thanks for the tix, David and Shana!) The performances were indelible and wrenching; I...
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