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Inman expands blog

Mendenhall, Singer, Chris, and other real estate pros join blog bandwagon

The popular Inman Blog has expanded beyond the editorial team at Inman News. More than a dozen industry experts have been added to the blog, including Joel Singer of the California Association of Realtors, Sherry Chris of Real Living and Richard Mendenhall of WM Works. Here is taste from the Inman Blog this week: A rising tide in the real estate industry despite... War in Iraq, $45 per barrel oil, Hurricane Charlie, rising interest rates, fear of domestic terrorism, rising property taxes, slumping financial markets, escalating insurance costs...One has to ask, How can it be? Despite reports of a weak economy with little job growth, the labor market remains strong with near record-low unemployment (5.5 percent, which is actually below the much acclaimed 6 percent full employment statistic cited in most economic and finance text books of the 1980s and 1990s). These jobs are fueling the demand and ability for Americans to become homeowners at a record pace. Add historically low inter...

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