California Dreaming . . . . .

I just got back into town after spending four days in my old stomping grounds of northern California. The San Francisco peninsula to be more specific, about halfway between San Francisco and San Jose. My wife and I lived there for six years after grad school until we moved to Michigan. The occasion was my […]

Get Ready for the Tidal Wave . . . .

I received an interesting call yesterday. Turns out the caller, who’s part of a fairly large and well known real estate company (at least around the Detroit News classified ads), had just picked up a block of 100 foreclosures directly from a lender without going through a realtor. Big deal you say. Happens all the […]

Michigan out 28,000 jobs – August's 7.4% jobless rate is 14-year high.

Excerpted from the Detroit News this morning. . . .   Michigan‘s unemployment rate in August was the worst since since September 1993.   Massive automotive buyouts and a sharp decline in residential construction were cited as factors for the state’s jobless rate.  Last month 28,000 jobs were lost in Michigan, bringing the total number lost since this time […]