Diane Gerdes

When a Dragon Crashes

When a Dragon Crashes

The soaring economy of China may be crashing, and if it does, it will become a global problem. For years the Chinese economy grew like Dwayne Johnson on steroids. Although the social media connected China to the modern world, their government manages to keep many things, including economic procedures, walled off.

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Millennials, China and Cocaine, Oh My

Millennials, China and Cocaine,  Oh My

One Third of the U.S. population is segmented by millennials, that’s almost 100 million potential home buyers. (Those born after 2005 are called the Homeland Generation. Geez, will they be nicknamed the land homies?)

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Points to Ponder This Summer

Points to Ponder This Summer

Another year is at the half way point. Soon Christmas decorations will be adorning our stores. The following are four points to ponder for the summer of 2015.

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How About Those Interest Rates

How About Those Interest Rates

How about those interest rates? The Fed has not raised interest rates since 2006. The soothsayers predicted the rates would begin the march upward this year because they know things that we simple people cannot understand, like the soon-to-be robust economy. Except,

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Party like it’s August…2015

Party like it’s August…2015

The last time major changes were implemented per the Dodd/Frank Act, the real estate world was anointed with appraisal management companies and the “new” Good Faith Estimate. Today, although it is better than it was in 2012, we are still not sure where appraisal management companies hire their appraisers… trolling the intersection of Interstate 10 and 7th Ave?

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