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UPDATE ON “A Home is a Lousy Investment:”

There are a couple new points, based on feedback from The Cribline readers, that we wanted to share on the post Poking Holes in WSJ Editorial “A Home Is a Lousy Investment” that add to our earlier arguments. From 1980 and 1981 the U.S. had two of the highest periods of interest rates. At some […]

House Pick of the Week: July 17, 2011

Greetings Cribline readers! The Cribline took a little Summer break the last 2 weekends, and we’re back in business for this week’s House Pick of the Week. Given there were no posts the past 2 weekends, this week, we’ve decided on two picks: One on the high end on Capitol Hill (although, this week’s search […]

Poking Holes in WSJ Editorial “A Home Is a Lousy Investment”

Dear The Cribline: do your magic on this one… “A Home is a Lousy Investment,” The Wall Street Journal July 2011. SP Dear SP: In the July 11, 2011 edition of The Wall Street Journal, Robert Bridges, professor of clinical finance and business economics at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business discusses […]

Ask The Cribline: For Sale Signs and Why They Help

Hi Cribline, Have another question for you. Should I put up a for sale sign in my yard when my house goes on the market later this week?  I ask because several homes for sale in the neighborhood have not,  because they have been listed multiple times in the past few years. I tried to […]

UPDATE on the Fringes of Capitol Hill: Mea Culpa

Dear Cribline readers: The Cribline has received several not-so-favorable responses to its first post on this blog. From Ask The Cribline: The Fringes of Capitol Hill, we wanted to apologize and add some further insights that weren’t included in that post thanks to the feedback of several readers. The neighborhood we’re referring to is the […]

House Pick of the Week: Like Dating! (June 26, 2011)

House Pick of the Week: Like Dating! (June 26, 2011)

I’ve long thought that searching for real estate is like dating. And since I launched The Cribline about a month ago, I continue to see the parallels — especially today. One of the people assisting me with the website and blog suggested that I venture off Capitol Hill this week. I’ve focused on the Hill […]