Category: Market Updates

The State of the New River Valley Real Estate Market – February 2009

It’s March 8th as I write this post, and it’s been several months since I last wrote a State of the Market post.  Heck, at this point I’ve still got 2008’s Year-End real estate report saved as a draft!  I’ve got a lot of work to do … but I also think it’s important to begin looking again at what is happening in real estate here in the New River Valley. So let’s do it, huh?  Normally, when I do these posts, I’m considering a balanced market as being any area that has 5 months worth of real estate inventory, …

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The State of the Market – November 2008

Ever been in a candy shop?  You know, the type where there are candies of all sizes, shapes and colors lining the walls?  The shops where you shove a big metal shovel the size of Delaware into a barrel of assorted candies, and you come up with all different types of sweets? Yea – that’s what the real SEO is like right now. It’s not that it’s a huge surprise … the winter is always slower than normal, so we were prepared for that.  I can’t say anyone saw bailouts of the banks, the construction folks, the auto makers, the …

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The State of The Market – October 2008

Ah, the leaves in the New RIver Valley are changing.  It’s one of my favorite times of the year here – until the winter winds decide to blow. Just as the leaves will change every year, it’s election day today and with a lame duck President in place we’ll see change in DC, as well – you DID vote, didn’t you?  The leaves change, our leadership changes, and the real estate market … well, it’s changed a bit, as well. I’ll repeat it one more time: “a slow, steady and calculated approach to the market is going to be important …

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The State of the Market – September 2008 (Renamed: A Slow And Steady Approach)

August has come and gone, and September has as well.  The leaves are changing … it's one of my favoritest (can I say that?  Sure I can) times of the year here in the New River Valley.  September has NOT been nice to the stock market, however – there's no secret there, we've passed a bill with economic implications that are really beyond comprehension to try and stabilize it, and oh yea, there's a presidential election going on as well.  Wondering how it all effects housing?  My best guesses here, here, here and here.  As I said last month however: …

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