Bipolar housing market: The haves and have-nots

This article comes from MercuryNews.com In America, it’s starting to feel as if there are two housing markets. One for the rich and one for everyone else. Consider foreclosure-ravaged Detroit. In the historic Green Acres district, a haven for hipsters, a pristine, three-bedroom brick Tudor recently sold for $6,000 — about what a buyer would…

TSA Creator Says Dismantle, Privatize the Agency

This article comes from Human Events They’ve been accused of rampant thievery, spending billions of dollars like drunken sailors, groping children and little old ladies, and making everyone take off their shoes. But the real job of the tens of thousands of screeners at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is to protect Americans from a…

Home sales volume and price peaks

This article comes from First Tuesday Journal Online This article looks at home sales volume, and discusses California trends in homebuying and selling. Chart Last Updated 8/20/11 July 2011 June 2011 July 2010 Southern CA 18,090 20,532 18,946 Northern CA 16,605 18,443 16,256 CA Total 34,695 38,975 35,202 Chart Last Updated 8/7/11 2012* 2011* 2010…

Raising the bar of real estate advice

This article comes from First Tuesday Journal Online Part II in this article series on legal and tax advice clarifies the scope of a real estate licensee’s ability to provide advice of a legal and tax aspect nature to their clients while acting as an agent in a real estate transaction. Contingency provision protection Two…