May 12, 2011

Virtual Staging, Take 2

4200 Basswood:  After (Above) and Before (Below) Perhaps the best application for virtual staging is a big, empty room – albeit one with unlimited potential. Like the Amusement Room in my new listing at 4200 Basswood Road, just west of Cedar Lake (see also, “Unmatched Potential!”). With over 1,100(!) square feet, a potential second Kitchen, a...
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Well-Prepped, Well-Priced . . . Sold!

Where:  5229 Chowen Ave. South in Southwest Minneapolis. What:  4 BR/2 BA stucco bungalow with 2,100 square feet in mint condition. When: came on the market April 4; under contract April 10. How much: listed for $395,000 Who:  listed by Ross Kaplan, Edina Realty City Lakes; sold by Andrew Olive, Edina Realty 50th & France....
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“2016 . . . 2016 . . . Do I hear 2017?”

Upping (Lowering?) the Ante In my post, “2015 Housing Prediction,” I poked fun at prognosticators who try to stand out from the crowd by seeing who can make the most audacious housing call. In fact, the housing market lends itself to two such forecasts:  1) calling the bottom; and 2) calling the top. In light of what appears...
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“Victimless” Insider Trading

Can You Say, “Tautology?” How About “Specious Reasoning?”  It’s hard to find a victim of [insider trading] because for every buyer of a stock there is a willing seller. –“The Fall of Raj”; The Wall Street Journal (5/12/2010) So that’s the Journal’s argument against insider trading laws? Namely, that no one is harmed because in...
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