Wednesday, October 18, 2006

BubbleSphere Roundup

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) has just started certifying Resort & Second-home Property Specialists (RSPS). "RSPS certification will appeal to REALTORS in resort and second-home markets around the world who wish to distinguish themselves amongst their peers and amongst consumers. NAR currently defines a REALTOR specializing in resort & second-Home markets as “a real estate practitioner who facilitates the buying, selling, or management of properties for investment, development, retirement, or second homes in a resort, recreational and/or vacation destination.” Here is their FAQ.

Historical Graph of Housing vs GDP. Nice. :-)

How Local Real Estate Agents Deceive the Public

Realtwhores?. Discussed @

New Construction Report @ Paper Dinero.


  1. okay ... I KNOW I commented last night on how immature the person with the Realtwhore blog must be to find amusement in how others market themselves.

  2. originaldcer said...
    "David,I found this information on new homes in Anacostia interesting and wanted to share."

    Alright bubbleheads ... here's your chance! It's not everyday that you are going to find large 4-bedroom houses selling in the District (or anywhere within the Beltway for that matter) for around the $500K mark! For those of you looking at a home as an investment, this is a fortune waiting to happen. The turnaround in these close-in areas that developments such as this will spark in these previously blighted areas will ensure that your monetary investment here doubles, triples, or quadruples in the next 10 years! Personally, I'd rather have less space and be in a less transitional area. But then again, I don't look at home buying as an investment but instead as an expense. However, for those of you that do, this is your golden opportunity! Never mind that you'll need to worry about getting shot at for the next 5 to 10 yrs ... It's a small price to pay for a return on your "investment"!