Sheesh, You Don’t Have to Rub His Nose In It

So home prices are down 25 percent or so from last year, we all know this. But does the Sun-Sentinel need to rub it in? Get a load of this headline:

Craig D. Linder and his wife, Alessandra, sold a four-bedroom, three bath at 3320 NE 15th Ct. in Fort Lauderdale for $865,000 to Craig Eckstein, Camilla Eckstein, Richard Eckstein and Anastasia Eckstein on May 19. The Linders paid $965,000 for the home in July 2004. The 2,260 square foot house was built in 1958.

Mr. Linder is an attorney in the Miami office of international law firm Squire, Sanders and Dempsey LLP. His practice is focused on corporate transactions and securities regulation.

He earned his LL.M. from New York University and his J.D. from Loyola Marymount University. He received his bachelor’s from California State University-Northridge.

Home sales in Fort Lauderdale dropped 26.3 percent in 2007.

There’s a nice picture of Craig there too. It’s good to have your name in print and all but Craig, if you or someone at SSD submitted this item to I would rethink your marketing strategy.