Reading Blogs is Useless
Very poingnant statement that made me think: If you never use the information you receive from the blogs you read, then they are useless.
The Realtor Bubble
Compares how many realtors there are in the current real estate market over the last 45 years.
Fairfax County Buyer Intensity Index
Although I’m not located in Fairfax County, this is an interesting graph comparing the number of properties sold to the number of active properties. According to the graph, since about August 2005 it’s been a buyers market in Fairfax County. It would be great to have these kinds of metrics for every city!
Real Estate isn’t the Stock Market
According to the article the real estate market is not an efficient market because the statistics used to describe it leave much to be desired and take a long time to trickle down. This has implications of why the real estate housing bust is taking time.
How Does Your House Look to Buyers, Lenders, Appraisers, etc?
Not so much an article as the lighter side of the view of your house from different perspectives.
Misconception: Renting is for Suckers
The classic argument of which is better, renting or owning?
From paper-clip to house in 14 trades
This is not so much 1 article as the full story of how one person managed to trade his way up from one paper-clip to a house in just 14 trades, including the lists of items he traded along the way.