Archive for November, 2009

David Byrne’s Bike Racks

Former Talking Heads front-man, and Alt customer, is making bike racks for NYC

I lost both the elm trees in my boulevard this fall.

A lot of people have been encouraging me to call the park system to get on the waiting list for replacement trees.

I’d rather do something like this.

Granted, there isn’t many occasions for multiple bikes, that aren’t my own, to be parked inĀ  front of my house.

Yet…..

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Housing Peak 10 Years Away Is Not All Bad News

An interesting article.

I, for one, feel good about the future of real estate, both in terms of a personal business and as a positive (long-term) investment for home buyers and owners.

If we haven’t yet hit “the bottom”, it certainly can’t drop much further. Sure there is probably another round of foreclosures to keep prices low for first time buyers (and to keep Realtors working really hard to show and sell the large volume of inventory), but with homes in nearly move-in condition selling as low as $30,000 (Phillips neighborhood), I can’t imagine them selling lower.

It will definitely be a long climb back up. Millions of people are going to have homes that are “under water” for several years.

These past few months, I’ve learned a great deal about the process of mortgage modifications, and how to prepare a home for a possible “short-sale”.

I’m open to dish out advice to anyone who needs it.

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