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Thanks to PicketReport.com, I know my daughter is among the Power Elite (a little too late)

Thanks to PicketReport.com, I know my daughter is among the Power Elite (a little too late)

I just returned from my semi-annual pilgrimage to the Inman News Real Estate Connect conference. Defying logic and laughing in the face of all that… Read more ⇢
The truth about FHA according to Dan Green

The truth about FHA according to Dan Green

I had the privilege of chatting about FHA loans with my friend Dan Green (the “mortgage machine”) at the recent Inman Real Estate Connect conference in New… Read more ⇢
Life after New York, the 2010 real estate market, and a little chat with a guy named Craig.

Life after New York, the 2010 real estate market, and a little chat with a guy named Craig.

It was a bit of a whirlwind this week as I trudged through New York’s Time Square looking like I had misplaced my arctic expedition team and longing for the chilly… Read more ⇢
Waxing philosophical with HGTV's Frontdoor Unlocked

Waxing philosophical with HGTV's Frontdoor Unlocked

At the Inman News Real Estate Connect Conference in the Big Apple last January, one of my two favorite editors (I only have two if you don’t count Steve, which… Read more ⇢
Finding the shallow water in the San Diego housing market.

Finding the shallow water in the San Diego housing market.

I just spent the last week in 2003. For a moment, somewhere around noon on Saturday I believe, it even felt a little like 2005. My little real estate world is… Read more ⇢
Innovation in Real Estate Brokerage — Are we really different or did we just change clothes?

Innovation in Real Estate Brokerage — Are we really different or did we just change clothes?

(Note to consumers just passing through: Kris is on her industry soapbox again. Read at your own risk and with plenty of coffee on hand. Tomorrow we will try to talk… Read more ⇢
Another toy to occupy my time and compete for my few remaining brain cells. Dwellicious has promise.

Another toy to occupy my time and compete for my few remaining brain cells. Dwellicious has promise.

There has been a lot of buzz over the past month on the real estate blogs about a new home search bookmarking site, Dwellicious. On the face,… Read more ⇢
Stinkhorns and Bilbies – Can we stop the bad press?

Stinkhorns and Bilbies – Can we stop the bad press?

It seems that bad news is at every turn. I spent much of November trying to avert my eyes, but the truth is the “media,” that thing that… Read more ⇢

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