Real Estate is a Lifestyle and an Investment

Real estate is both a lifestyle and an investment. The dual goals are not mutually exclusive, and present tremendous wealth building opportunities if you hear those opportunities knocking at your door.  The key is to keep your ears open to the knocking. I believe we...

An Incredible Crossroads in Real Estate

We are at an incredible crossroads in real estate.  The Corona-19 virus has decimated complete businesses, we are experiencing all-time low interest rates, there’s a change in social norms resulting from working virtually from home, that has resulted in increased...

Finding Sanity in This Time of Insanity

We’re now all accustomed to our masks and personal space but, I wonder if you also recognize a sense of peace during this crazy time in our lives. One of the most interesting new discoveries has been my ability to stay home and enjoy it. I never thought I’d see the...

Mr. COVID and Real Estate

Mr. COVID and Real Estate We are all seeing our “normal” change every day. (No, this is not another policy statement or restatement of the news). How does this ever-shifting “normal” translate into fundamental economic changes that are the cornerstones of our way of...

Are We Having Fun Yet?

Are we having fun yet? How about some fun numbers to put everything into perspective. 92,000 – Highest number of new unemployment claims filed since March of 2005 (Beacon Economics) 215,000 – Number of new unemployment claims filed week ending March 21st 2020 (Beacon...

Here’s My Thoughts For February

Our country is entering what promises to be a fascinating year. We are in an exciting election year, our country has a 60-year low rate of employment (although I question the quality of the employment), interest rates remain at historic lows, the tariff wars seem to...

90 Days at Compass- So Far So Good!

Lynn and I just rounded our 90th day as Compass agents. In that period of time we have closed nine escrows, five are in the hopper coming up on the market, three leases were finalized and two referrals. That was a rush of business at the same time we were tackling the...

I’m back! Did you miss me?

I’m back! Did you miss me? INTRODUCTION My inbox is full of data and information that I want to share with you, but I have to be brief. So let’s talk about our new home at Compass and what it has to offer, some data on a changing market and an introduction to...