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[In The Media] BBC World Business Report Clip for 4-27-07

April 30, 2007 | 2:12 pm | Public |

This clip was a general article on the spillover of housing weakness in the US to the general economy. Note the “phone action” in my interview.

I covered this topic in another post earlier today called: Inflated Housing Expectation’s Sticky Downside: Recession


[In The Media] CNBC Power Lunch Clip for 4-24-07

April 25, 2007 | 12:01 am | Public |

This was a split screen discussion on luxury foreclosures. Note my two titles in the video.

A few thoughts about auction properties:

  • The discount achieved is usually based on an unrealistic list price, suggesting a wildly large discount.
  • When a listing is sold through an auction, the discount, if any, is the result of a short marketing period. In other words, the property is exposed to a specific buyer for a very short period of time. The advantage to an auction sale is that sellers to whom “time is of the essence” get a reprieve and unload the property sooner. Its not a discount for the sake of a discount. They are essentially paying for a shorter marketing time.

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[In The Media] New York Magazine Covers Dull And Boring

April 9, 2007 | 8:26 am | | Public |

In Jhoanna Robledo’s article this week: This Man Knows What Your House Is Worth: An appraisal of Jonathan Miller, she does an excellent job covering a dull and boring topic: Me.

Admittedly, I was nervous, wondering how this article would turn out.

When they approached me, the piece was going to be more personal, including interviewing friends from my younger days including Bart Simpson (really! and he happens to be an appraiser) and Woody Wheeler, who was my group leader when I rode my bike across the US in ’76 (Wheeler, really!). A warm thanks to everyone who was quoted.

Fun stuff. But they neglected to include my banged up but beloved HP 12C as a tool, as well as my Mac 17″ Powerbook.

Update: What’s In Jonathan Miller’s Pocket? [Curbed]

Ok, thats enough fun for now. Until the next one, its back to the real estate economy.

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[In The Media] In Focus/Bloomberg, Nightly Business Report/WNET, Fox & Friends Clips

March 26, 2007 | 12:01 am | | Public |

Media appearances kind of snowballed this past week, so please indulge me. I promise to get back to more granular real estate analysis this week.

[March 26, 2007] Page Hopkins of Fox & Friends did the live interview with me and asked great questions. Admittedly my topic was wildy general and the basic message was: National housing stats are irrelevant and you need to look at your local market. Housing stats are trailing indicators and you need to look at economic indicators. Investment windows are more likely to be 5-10 years, much long than what many are accustomed too. Page said I said it was time to buy a second home and I am not sure where that came from – didn’t say that. Also spoke with the other two anchors in the green room and the weatherman. Nice people.

[March 22, 2007] The live Bloomberg TV interview was with Brian Sullivan, who is the host of a new show called In Focus, that airs every business day from 12-2pm. He’s a high energy person, seemed very nice. I love doing interviews at Bloomberg headquarters in Manhattan. Its all new, very high tech, runs like clock work, they spray the makeup on with a hose and best of all, the food is free.

[March 19, 2007] The Nightly Business Report interviewed me for the series: A Tale of 3 Cities which tracks the housing market in 3 US cities with Manhattan being the first. Suzanne Pratt was the very sharp reporter for the Manhattan segment and also is one of the anchors for the show.


[In The Media] SmartMoney TV Clip for 3-21-07

March 23, 2007 | 12:01 am | | Public |

This was a segment by SmartMoney TV. Its pretty basic advice for homeowners thinking of selling. Hey, do your research first before you do anything else.


[In The Media] ABC-TV Viewpoint Clip for 3-18-07

March 18, 2007 | 12:20 pm | Public |

This interview on ABC-TV’s Viewpoint was taped last month and released this morning with Lisa Colagrossi covering women as a growing real estate market force. She did a terriffic job in preparing for the interview. Fun stuff.

Note the catchy intro music.


[In The Media] BBC World Business Report Clip for 1-26-07

January 30, 2007 | 12:10 am | Public |

Here is a clip of my appearance on BBC World Business Report last Thursday evening. I often listen to the BBC to get a foreign perspective on US news.

Kate Noble did a piece on whether the national housing market was reaching some sort of turning point which I answered as best as I could but caveated the heck out of. She does a good job laying out the story.


[In The Media] CNBC Morning Call Clip for 1-25-07

January 25, 2007 | 3:18 pm | Public |

Here is a clip of my appearance on today’s Morning Call show on CNBC.

The topic was brought about by Adam Koval, who runs, a web log that covers the San Francisco housing market. Adam’s theory is that the condo market is a good indicator of the health of the overall housing market. This was covered in a CNN/Money article by Les Christie called Condo prices reveal housing trends: Comparing condo prices may be the best way to gauge the direction of housing prices. and I was quoted as not agreeing at all with the premise.

The CNN/Money article interested CNBC and they invited us both to appear in conjunction with NAR’s housing stat release for December. Adam and I have traded emails and we are on each other’s blog roll but I never knew what he looked like until we went “split screen.”

He and I were interviewed on CNBC Morning Call by Mark Haines who was great as usual.

As is the way on television, there was not enough time for the topic but it was fun to do. I was itching to respond to the last question but we ran out of time. Since I don’t agree at all with Adam’s premise I’ll present my argument as a post tomorrow.

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[In The Media] America This Morning – ABC News Clip for 1-18-07

January 18, 2007 | 11:00 am | | Public |

Here is the clip of my appearance live on this morning’s edition of America This Morning on ABC News.

The spot covered the growing role of women in the real estate market. I relied on information from a study by the National Association of Realtors [NAR], Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies [pdf] and a recent and very cool page one New York Times study on census data and the phenomenon of women choosing to live alone.

Caveat: Of course, live television doesn’t provide time for much detail and it was 4:45 am so I was a bit groggy after getting up at 2 am for the spot. But it was fun and I am very appreciative of the opportunity afforded me by ABC News. Amazingly, they have a full crew at that time of day.

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[In The Media] The Real Deal Clip for 1-8-07

January 11, 2007 | 8:28 am | | TV, Videos |

The Real Deal Magazine has pursued with relentless energy the videocasting medium. As much as I enjoy this effort, I also still love the podcast format because I get to ramble (If you know me, you know I am unable to provide short answers to anything). This week, I was recovering the from the flu and look a little pale (podcasts hide this stuff). Starting next quarter, I will be doing a podcast presentation on the market that will be more freeform in addition to this videocast.

Becaused Curbed teased me with the link last quarter: “Jonathan Miller has a lot of books” on the inaugural broadcast, The Real Deal promised no book backgrounds this time. Of course, someone forgot to tell production, but I seem to have less than before so I must be reading less these days.

To watch the broadcast which starts with my interview which runs 5:30.


[In The Media] The Real Deal Clip for 10-10-06

October 11, 2006 | 12:01 am | | Public |

The Real Deal Magazine has moved from podcasting to “newscasting” (videocasting). As much as I love the podcast medium, video has enormous potential. They invited me to be their first victim guest as they tweak the new medium.

Of course, Curbed teases with the link: “Jonathan Miller has a lot of books”

To watch the broadcast (11:00), click here.


[In The Media] WABC TV Clip for 10-7-06

October 9, 2006 | 12:03 am | Public |

Sorry for the media overload this weekend, I taped the BBC interview a few weeks ago and it ran just before this clip.

WABC ran a balanced piece this weekend on the state of the Manhattan housing market based on my market report. It was really refreshing coverage for a local television station.

To watch the broadcast (2:21), click here.


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