Relevant News Links – December 18th 2015

“One kind word can warm three winter months.” –  Japanese Proverb ______________________ Holiday Sales: Real-Estate Deals Often Surge in December Some real-estate agents find themselves working long hours during their holiday vacation time. http://www.wsj.com/articles/holiday-sales-real-estate-deals-often-surge-in-december-1450364907 ______________________ Market Instability Won’t Deter a Fed Rate Hike Last week’s volatility in the markets, highlighted by further implosions in the high-yield

Relevant News Links – Friday, December 11th

“December, being the last month of the year, cannot help but make us think of what is to come.”  ― Fennel Hudson ______________________________________________________________________ Real-Estate Pros Pen Purple Prose The higher the home price, the more flowery the verbiage in the property description, an analysis of real-estate listings finds http://www.wsj.com/articles/real-estate-pros-pen-purple-prose-1449764159 ______________________________________________________________________ ‘It’s Very Likely the Fed

Relevant News Links – December 7th

“It is December, and nobody asked if I was ready.”   ― Sarah Kay __________________________________________________________________________ High-End Homes Prices Fall in the U.S. A new report finds that prices for luxury properties have fallen for the first time since 2012 http://fortune.com/2015/11/19/housing-market/ __________________________________________________________________________ ‘It’s Very Likely the Fed Will Begin Raising Interest Rates’ Friday’s solid jobs report nudges