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A few months ago, my son bought a home in the Peninsula area of San Francisco, home of the priciest real estate in the country. I assumed they were getting a shack, but paying for a mansion. The equivalent of our M Streets homes or 1950′s mid century moderns go for $800,000 plus on the Peninsula. He bought in Redwood City, just a few blocks from Palo Alto. That geography saved him a bundle: you cannot get much under $1,000,000 in Palo Alto, and a million there is the price of a starter home.
Good morning! Well, it was morning when I wrote this in Atlanta here at the National Association of Real Estate Editor’s spring conference where we are hearing from Real Estate experts from across the country, rubbing shoulders with fellow real estate journos and bloggers from the four corners of the U.S. I love this stuff, so I’m basically sharing rambling notes. If there is one nugget I am taking away from today’s session, it is this: real estate values are headed up because, well, for a whole lot of reasons but mostly because we didn’t build enough housing units during the
depression recession. Beach homes will always retain their value (and I still want one). Oh and go buy a generator for your home! Here’s the overview from this morning’s sessions:
Dallas is on its way to becoming a residential real estate boomtown, thanks to our growing job market and influx of corporate employers. Interestingly, both CoreLogic and Local Market Monitor show very positive, low-risk projections for our real estate market based on previous months’ performance.
Does the name Gary Vaynerchuk ring a bell? It should — he’s just about the hottest thing in Social Media and his plane is probably landing at D/FW in less than 24 hours. Gary is only one of several hot hot speakers coming in to teach you everything you’ve ever wanted and needed to know about technology and real estate. Unless you have been asleep under a rock for the last 5 years, and unless you are a newcomer to this blog, you know that technology is changing real estate, on all fronts. Whether you list distressed real estate, represent buyers and investors, or manage more traditional real estate transactions, it’s a brave new world out there. No other real estate industry conference will reach as far across the real estate spectrum to give attendees a look at the trends, tools and ideas that will move their businesses forward in 2013 — and beyond. This happens Sunday through Wednesday in Fort Worth, and is produced by Housingwire Magazine.
As Margaret Chambers put it, “Chandeliers have hung around for centuries.” These light sources were borne of necessity in the middle ages and have been molded by royalty and aristocracy throughout Europe and beyond.
With the dawn of electricity, chandeliers became more accessible, and also more diverse in design. While there isn’t a hard-and-fast rule for how or where to hang a chandelier, Chambers offers tips, along with a great history lesson, about these elegant light fixtures.
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Steve Brown via Redfin: About One-Third of Dallas Homes Have Buyers Within Two Weeks of Hitting the Market
I think that we have been preaching this here on CD ever since about January. Steve Brown reports that “more than 20 percent of the Dallas-area properties which were listed for sale in April had a contract in one week or less.”
Nothing is better after a long day of showings and trying to find homes in the corners of this hot real estate market than grabbing a drink or two with fellow House Porn lovers, and networking with other real estate professionals! So, on Wednesday, May 15th, join the folks from Real Estate Expo 2013, at J. Black’s (2409 N Henderson Ave, Dallas, TX 75206) for a super fun Dallas Happy Hour.
The Wall Street Journal Has Been Scrutinizing Dallas Real Estate: Dallas Big Shots, They Say, Flock to Highland Park
Highland Park is hot. Don’t you love how the rest of the world is suddenly paying attention to Dallas? Our economy is great, and our real estate market could not be better. We may have some quirky politicos, and some of us OD on the decorating with the three T’s: turrets, trophies and tusks. But we are Texas, the rough-tumbling, independent, do-it-your-way state. I had heard that the Wall Street Journal sent a reporter down to Dallas to check out our real estate a week or so ago. That reporter was Alyssa Abkowitz. We are friends on Twitter. I was told she originally came down to research the Oil baron’s story — how “the shale-oil boom in the Lone Star State has created a different kind of gusher: oil executives flush with cash looking to buy luxury real estate.”
Steve Habgood Believes That a Client’s Satisfaction, Not The Commission, is The Testament to a Great Sale
Steve Habgood is the other half of North Oak Cliff’s Hewitt & Habgood Realty Group. Partnering with Kathy Hewitt in 1999 turned Steve from a savvy marketer to a real estate guru. It’s been a pretty profitable partnership for the two, resulting in more than $460 million in sales.
Kathy Hewitt is an avid golfer, which is really perfect for a career in real estate. It’s how she learned to focus on clients, take her time, and that patience pays off.