Category Archives: Opinion

Where have the investors gone? They are still here!

Yesterday’s USA Today article  by Julie Schmit  –Big investors buy up homes in key market  reminds us that, in spite of the large appreciation in recent years, there is still an appetite for investment in single family residential homes. According … Continue reading

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Open up the champagne bottle!

Here’s a market update from Toma Partners CEO Mihai Toma: Open up the champagne bottle!  OPINION SEGMENT:  It is finally time to be optimistic about real estate.  That stated, institutional investors are starting to pull out of the Phoenix market because … Continue reading

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Bad Data Means Bad Decisions

Just read the headline this evening – Phoenix among worst real estate markets – and had to scratch my head. How can a market with 20%+ appreciation in the last six months be listed as one of the worst markets? By … Continue reading

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Phoenix Real Estate Market Update Summer 2012

Market Update from Toma Partners’ CEO Mihai Toma Four months ago I predicted the market was on the way up when most other news outlets predicted otherwise.  I hope the fact that I was correct increases the level of trust … Continue reading

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National Journal Gets It Right… Almost

Ronald Brownstein’s recent review of the housing market (The Plight of Boomtowns … Humbled After the Bust) in the National Journal is an accurate and deep account of the situation here in Phoenix and other ‘Boomtowns” across the county. We … Continue reading

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