Archive for the ‘real estate’ Category

Let’s End Homelessness – Then, Let’s Square the Circle

I’m not cynical. I believe attacking systemic homelessness is a worthy idea. I don’t believe defeating homelessness permanently is possible. (More on that below). That’s not a justification for not making housing circumstances better. Kudos to Phoenix’s Mayor Gallego for teeing up the problem and challenging participation. Now, it’s a problem at the scale of […]

Origination of the Lawyer Species

February brought on interesting claims of high-tech advances in loan origination and closing. The question for attorneys is whether the advances step on their professional toes. Two first quarter 2020 events trigger these observations: On February 5, Docutech, which brings you the platforms of eSign and eClose digital technology announced that it would partner with […]

About Coaching

A recent conversation I had with some friends led me to think more about coaching. Why do athletes at the top of their game have coaches, and why are the coaches not as good as the person they are coaching? Why do people in varied industries have coaches that don’t know much about how the […]

Lighting for a Murphy bed

Last year I built a murphy bed for an AirBnb property. It was a fun project, and I am a decent woodworker, so it came together in about a week, and for a fourth the price I might have paid to buy one. But, there was a problem. Since the bed folds up into the […]

LCD/LED TV Tech Impacts Large Events

If you have been to a ball game recently, you know about the Jumbotron. In the past, these were made up of lots of little LEDs (light emitting diodes), similar to the daylight readable road advertisement signs, but if you are far enough away, you don’t notice that the individual pixels are fairly large. But […]

The Latest Rental Property

As you, my readers, know, I work in real estate. Part of being involved in residential real estate sales is having access to the MLS, the multiple listing service. And it is a wonderful service, an online list of properties for sale, sold, and in other various states. It has more information than the tax […]

Pool Lighting and Flips

As a property rehab specialist, I am often looking at the swimming pool and what will happen during the ultimate buyer’s inspection. One of the things that happens is that if there is any sort of special equipment, like a heater or automatic chlorinator, or a spa control of some kind, it will not be […]

Is your home about to flood?

I like to think my home is well maintained. No leaks, no drips, the faucets all work correctly, the appliances are newer, the toilets have been replaced with water saving ones… I care about my home and so I like to keep up with the maintenance. So imagine my surprise, when a couple nights ago, […]

Time lapse from Foscam webcams

WARNING! THIS POST FULL OF GEEK SPEAK! I write on all sorts of subjects, and though I do try to stay in the realm of real estate, as you can see by my last post, I write about other things as well. Last time I wrote about divorce law. Not that it had anything to […]

A Different Take on Divorce – Collaboration

Today my post is a bit off track, but let me share with you the winding path that brought the information to my attention. It is my hope that at least one person reading this will benefit from it. Back in the heydays of short sales, I handled lots of these underwater homes. I think […]