Category: Market Report

Home Prices in the US Infographic

Infographics are all the rage these days so we thought it was time that real estate jumped into the infographic game. Based on the recently released Coldwell Banker Home Listing Report, the following infographic to highlight some of the unique aspects of the housing market across the United States.

October 07 / 2010

The Most Affordable Places to Live

Here’s a video from Coldwell Banker CEO, Jim Gillespie, recent visit with Fox Business to talk about the Coldwell Banker Home Listing Report.

Remembering Oconee Drive

As I was thinking back, it occurred to me that I purchased my home 40 years ago this year. It was 113 Oconee Drive in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The year was 1970 and I bought it (with some help from my parents) for what seemed like a huge sum of money – less than $30,000. The home was three-bedrooms and two-bathrooms, and I still remember the brick, the ranch layout, the carport and having the first place I could call my own!

Mortgage Paperwork Now Part of Process

One of the most important – if not the most important – factor in homeownership is qualifying for a mortgage.  And unfortunately we continue to hear about a few instances of lenders denying credit for seemingly odd reasons.  Yesterday the New York Times ran a story about a pregnant woman being initially qualified for a [...]

July 21 / 2010

Recession Proof Cities

Recession may very well be one of the most used terms you hear in the news today. So it was a little surprising to me when I saw an article that used “recession” in its title, but in a positive way. released their ranking of America’s Most Recession-Proof Cities.

July 01 / 2010

Taking My Lumps

I spent yesterday talking with a few media outlets including CNBC’s Squawk Box,, Yahoo Tech Ticker, Reuters, Smart Money, Money and Forbes about housing and our Buyer Bonus Sales Event.

When I sat down to speak with Aaron Task at Yahoo Tech Ticker I shared with him why today’s interest rates, inventory in many parts of the country and home affordability across many markets make now the best time to buy a home.

Buying a Home in a Down Market

Coldwell Banker CEO and fellow Blue Matter blogger, Jim Gillespie, sat down with ABCNews today to talk about the advantages of buying a home in today’s real estate market. Take a look at the full interview in the video below:

June 23 / 2010

Jim Gillespie talks Housing Market on CNBC

This afternoon president and CEO of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC, Jim Gillespie, talked with CNBC’s Power Lunch about the current housing market. Take a look at the video below:

May 13 / 2010

Positive Signs for Housing

  If you believe that housing will play a critical role in the recovery of our nation’s economy, today’s news from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) hopefully brought a smile to your face. But before I continue, I want to caution everyone that while NAR’s existing-home sale report looks good, we still have a [...]

April 23 / 2010
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Canadian Market Doing Fine

  I just got back from the Canadian Business Conference in Vancouver.  I’m sure most of you who watched the recent Olympics on TV will understand why I think Vancouver is one of the most beautiful cities in the world.  It was great to be back there again to talk to hundreds of our Canadian [...]

April 12 / 2010