Allow me a brief personal lamentation. A few blocks from my home is one of the prettiest places in Palo Alto;(more…)
Slope of Hope Blog Posts
Slope initially began as a blog, so this is where most of the website’s content resides. Here we have tens of thousands of posts dating back over a decade. These are listed in reverse chronological order. Click on any category icon below to see posts tagged with that particular subject, or click on a word in the category cloud on the right side of the screen for more specific choices.
Allow me to share a two-word euphemism that is appearing with alarming frequency in the many real estate ads where I live: New Price.(more…)
I think I’ve made my point with these two: retail is, shall we say, having a downturn, not like that which accompanied the financial crisis. I’d say that’s telling.(more…)
Howdy, Slopers, and greetings from pasty-land. I wanted to mention that at about 3 this morning, we successfully executed some important improvements to our infrastructure. You will hopefully find the site is overall faster and more responsive. We’re going to keep improving it, but this was a good leap forward.
I wanted to highlight a particular short of mine, Brandywine Realty, which is in the throes of what I consider a pattern (yellow tint) analogous to the one that took place prior to the financial crisis (blue tint).(more…)
My real estate shorts are doing well. This is because interest rates are going up due to bonds going down………..(more…)
Here are a couple of real estate shorts from my portfolio I wanted to share:(more…)
I’ve lived in Palo Alto since 1984. The local papers around here (the Palo Alto Weekly and the Daily News) are funded almost entirely through ads for real estate, so it’s pretty easy to keep one’s pulse on real estate by way of how many ads there are, how large they are, and what they emphasize. I will say, however, that in the past 35 years, I have never witnessed two particular words of the English language until now.(more…)