A velocity-focused view of the home sales market

If you're new here, you may want to sign up to get posts sent directly to your inbox or to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!When thinking about the home sales market, I find it useful to look at the relative velocity of sales. This metric captures just how significant...

October Home Sales Snapshot

It’s the time of month again to take a snapshot the housing market. We’ve got the new data on existing home sales, new home sales and price trends from all of the authorities, with accompanying commentaries. The month showed strong performance in unit...

The anatomy of a market shift

Over the past 12 months, we’ve participated in a dramatic shift in the online market place in the multi-family industry. As you can see from the table showing the performance of five top multi-family sites, the share of the top 3 has declined by 1.4 million...

A global shift in GDP Market Share

An interesting, quick analysis of global GDP trends by Mark Perry, a University of Michigan professor, shows that on the big stage, the United States has held its share of economic production remarkably steady for the past 40 years. Bottom Line: World GDP (real)...

The discussion around content shifts to a curation model

This summer, I did several posts about the shift that I believe needs to take place in traditional publishing workflows in order to adapt to the new web environment and stake out a strong position serving online communities. At the core of this shift is the concept of...

The limitation of the concept of “Blog”

Tell someone that you have a blog, or that you think they should have a blog, and you’ll get met more often than not by blank stares. What’s a blog? Too often, we describe it as a place where people are able to publish whatever they want on the web. From...