Lessons of History

Feb 27, 2013 5 Comments by

As they say, history doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.  We might be able to make some observations of about major historical events and trends and their effects on real estate prices. Minimal real estate United States national price data is available before the year 1900.  However, this chart depicts land sales levels during […]

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Appraisal Experiences in SoCal

Jan 14, 2013 8 Comments by

One tip I have for appraisers is to not be afraid of working on different types of properties.  Over the years I’ve appraised some interesting properties: A warehouse for space satellites.  You had to get a security clearance and wear bootie shoe covers.  This was basically appraised as a high quality industrial warehouse with high […]

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SoCal in World Context

Dec 01, 2012 78 Comments by

This website focuses on Southern California real estate, but how are we doing here in context of the world real estate situation? Real estate is cyclical, and as we all know, we have just come through a significant correction in general prices in the United States as well as Southern California. US prices, on average, […]

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