The price of pushy

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One afternoon a couple years ago I was sitting peacefully in my den reading when I heard a loud buzzing sound. It got louder and softer, but never went away, and I’d never heard that particular sound in my house before. Like any other homeowner, I carefully looked around my house to determine if some … Continued

10 house rules

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I’m about to buy a house and sell the one I’m living in. My current house is in total chaos due to packing, painting, and prepping for the move. Based on that experience, here are the ten immutable rules of houses and moving. When you put something down, it instantly becomes unfindable and will not … Continued

A.I. real estate descriptions

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We trained an artificial intelligence program on 11,216 descriptions written by realtors to sell homes. Then we asked it to generate a few of its own. Results below: This 1803 farm house includes a rustic hand pump. Secluded location at cul-de-sac in dead-end unpaved gravel-and-glass-shard road. 5 BR, 1 ⅘ bathrooms in a colonial ranch-style … Continued

The real reason for the frenzy in the real estate market

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US home prices increased 24% year-over-year in May, the highest increase in more than 20 years. The market is in a frenzy, with some home buyers bidding six figures over asking prices and sellers selling many homes within a week of their hitting the market. What’s really going on? It’s not like the last housing … Continued