Monthly Archives: March 2011

End the Fed: More than Just a Bumper Sticker Slogan?

To put it mildly, the Federal Reserve has a dismal track record. Read this interesting article and let  me know what your opinion is whether the FED should go? http://blogs.forbes.com/beltway/2011/03/21/end-the-fed-more-than-just-a-bumper-sticker-slogan/

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Whose Real Estate Advice Should You Follow?

Suze Orman vs. Warren Buffett: Whose Real Estate Advice Should You Follow? http://www.trulia.com/blog/taranelson/2011/03/suze_owning_is_over_orman_vs_warren_buy_now_buffett_whose_real_estate_advice_should_you_follow?ecampaign=cnews201103C&eurl=www.trulia.com%2Fblog%2Ftaranelson%2F2011%2F03%2Fsuze_owning_is_over_orman_vs_warren_buy_now_buffett_whose_real_estate_advice_should_you_follow In Buffett’s most recent letter to his company’s shareholders, he, too, made a striking declaration of his feelings about owning a home: “[h]ome ownership makes sense for most … Continue reading

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Change

Richard Flint One thing is true about your life! There will be change!

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HIRING IS UP IN RETAIL REAL ESTATE, BUT GROWTH REMAINS TEPID

During the depths of the recession, many retail real estate firms downsized, with particularly heavy tolls on project management, development and construction departments. Just about the only professionals that were in demand were distress specialists. http://retailtrafficmag.com/management/people/retail_re_hiring_growth_resumes_03152011/

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The Best and Worst Cities for Jobs This Spring

Employers in all 50 states report positive hiring expectations, and they feel that way especially strongly in 33 states. Likewise some cities have exceptionally positive outlooks, and others less so. http://blogs.forbes.com/jacquelynsmith/2011/03/15/the-best-and-worst-cities-for-jobs-this-spring/

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Secondary Markets Likely to See More Cap Rate Compression

It seems to happen at this point in every cycle: Core assets in primary markets recover first, followed by a trickle-down into secondary markets, B assets, and value-add deals. But this year feels different. As more investors increase their risk … Continue reading

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Be a real estate strategist for your clients

As real estate professionals, your market knowledge of yesterday has to be from a “shifts and trends” standpoint. More important to your long-term strategy, though, is your outlook for tomorrow. I do not mean speculation — you need to know … Continue reading

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