Does the election scare off California homebuyers?

If you’ve been paying attention, you know this year’s presidential election is anything but regular. But is the highly-publicized and lesser-of-two-evils narrative creating hesitation among California homebuyers …

How much executive experience should the CEO of the country have?

This is business, not politics. And in that spirit, a disclosure: I am a political centrist, an anti-partisan, possibly because I can’t make up my mind, more likely so I can annoy everyone. But the comments here are about business. We have a three-branch government: judicial with obvious duties; Congress to propose and enact legislation, and an Executive branch …

107 economists pick the housing market’s top Presidential hopefuls

When 107 economists and researchers dished on whether housing values would fare better under blue or red leadership, their average answer was neither — we’d hedge our bets on purple. That is, economists marked their resounding preference for the more …

The Hillary Clinton and real estate industry love affair

With a real estate guy running for President, can any other contender capture meaningful industry support? Yes — Hillary Clinton, who has a long history of supporting Realtor causes and has been a happy beneficiary of the industry’s generous political largesse …

Political potholes will make the road back to economic progress a rocky one

A holiday week, thin for new economic reports, markets quiet. One subject rises in importance above all: politics! We are in a political transition unprecedented in our national history. From the Civil War until recently our two political parties were …