Articles by bluematter

My Memorial Day Post…Part II

I wrote this a couple of years ago and wanted to share it again because it remains relevant today. Just as I wrote back on May 27, 2010, my wife and I are again headed to our Lake Michigan area...

Give Me a Break

Last night someone sent me a link to an article that troubled me. It’s one thing to use a negative headline to draw people in, but writers must provide a balanced article for the reader. What...

College Home Listing Report Highlights...

Today we released the 2011 College Home Listing Report, which ranks the average listing price of three-bedroom, two-bathroom homes in college towns across the country. I love this report because it...

Are You Spending $1,000 a Month on Rent?

I enjoyed a “fun” weekend out in Urbana-  Champaign, IL, with family and friends.  We had a blast together hoping our Fightin’ Illini would improve to 7-0 against Ohio State.  Didn’t...

You Might Be Surprised to Learn What’s Going on...

You may have noticed we have been talking a lot about first-time home buyers recently. They are an important part of today’s market. But, they are not alone, and no one can ignore the 79...

The Honest Truth: People Are Buying Houses

I love my iPad. And one of my favorite apps is Zite. If you don’t have it, get it! It pulls articles of interest to you and essentially creates a daily online magazine with sections of interest...
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