Category Archives: Real Estate

Billion Dollar House?


. . . This is the world’s first billion dollar home.  Yes, that’s $1,000,000,000 smackers. Not the silly UK Billion which is really just a million. That’s a pretty big chunk of change for a home sweet home.    I don’t … Continue reading

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Countrywide v. Congress and the China Connection


Today CSPAN had the congressional hearings with Mozilo, who has a 40 year tenure with Countrywide as founder and CEO.  He presided over Countrywide’s meteoric rise and much of the meteoric fall.    I hope people hurry up and wake up to the significance of the events underway in housing right now.    … Continue reading

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Oregon Retirement


Wow, I’m doing some research for an Oregon retirement website and just learned that according to  recent survey  the   2004 book called “Retirement Places Rated” out of hundreds of retirement areas in the USA two of the top ten places … Continue reading

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Real Estate prices. Highest to lowest cities show more than a 1000% difference.


Wow, Coldwell Banker is reporting these stats on the most expensive vs cheapest USA markets for a comparable  4 BR house.  I’ve been wondering about this for some time and this indicates clearly the truth of the old maxim in … Continue reading

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Talent Oregon Real Estate


Wow, Talent is for sale these days as hundreds of houses go onto the market at prices that appear to be coming down, down and I predict down more now that the winter doldrums are approaching.    Under normal real estate … Continue reading

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Zillow Community


Matt Ingram, in the wonderfully titled “Is Zillow Building a Ghost Town?” is skeptical of Zillow’s new community pages, noting the failure of BackFence. I’m also skeptical of Zillow’s prospects for online community building but I think for different reasons, … Continue reading

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Talent Oregon Wagner Street Project


Wow, lots of work on the old house this past 10 days without a lot to show for it but I think the “turning point” is near where things will start to feel more like the big progress I was … Continue reading

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