A Question Of Ethics

A friend of mine, who is just about to get into the real estate business, has been asking me about a dozen questions per week for the last......oh, maybe two months. Most of his questions result in blunt, quick, obvious...

A Tale Of Two Closings

I had two deals close last week, and they provided for two very different ends to the real estate journey for two couples. Both were for single-family houses in the west end, and the houses weren't actually too far from...

The 1,500th Blog Post On TRB!

Pete Rose had 2,756 more career base-hits than I have blog posts, although I have more than twice as many blog posts as Babe Ruth had homeruns... So who really knows what meaning a number has! But at the risk of sounding...

Arguing With Myself

Raise your hand if after reading the subject line, your mind immediately went to Billy Idol, and "Dancing With Myself."  That's where my mind went... Today, I want to try something interesting: I want to provide two stories, both which...

Happy Valentine’s Day?

That's a question mark at the end of the sentence, not an exclamation mark as you might expect. It's my way of saying, "I was happy.......I guess." It was an odd day from a real estate perspective.  A lot of very...

Stealing Home!

I don't care if you're buying lunch off a food truck, a pair of designer jeans, or a new home - it always feels amazing to get a great deal! But what about the next level up from a "deal." ...

Thinking Outside The Box

Sorry for lack of a blog post on Friday, folks!  Sometimes life outside of real estate gets in the way of TRB! :) Today, I want to tell a story about a colleague - a competitor, actually, who did an...

Crooked Contractor, Terrible Renovations!

I tell a lot of horror stories from the condominium industry about awful developers who build inferior products, who change the blueprints for the buildings, or who delay occupancy and registration. You've heard these stories before, both from my own...

Real Estate Is A Drug!

I know what you're already thinking, but give me a chance to explain here, folks. This blog will either go down as one of the more insightful things I've ever written, or something utterly weird, and misplaced. But every day,...