Barry Owen's Blog

Follow me
By
Real Estate Broker/Owner - Pareto Realty - TN #251071
Tips and commentary For Home Buyers & Sellers and REALTORS with primary focus on LIVE - Work - Play - Life Rhythm - Life Performance Oriented thinking for regular folks

ARCHIVED BLOG POSTS

2008 

http://www.squidoo.com/lifeasafosterchild If you're anything like my children, the first thing you did when you opened this post was hit the link and read the story. If you read the story - The WHOLE story - you know why I invited you to go there . . . There are SO many lessons for all of us in t...
12/30/2008
When the real estate market went weird, appraisers were among the first to be thrown under the bus. The valid question from lots of folks was: "How could values go up so fast?" When home values soared (in most areas) exponentially faster than incomes, affordability of housing became an issue . . ...
12/30/2008
Here's what's not changing . . . A disproportionately small number of people/organizations are responsible for a majority of the production. Pareto theorized that 20% of the people (The Vital Few) yielded 80% of the production while 80% of the people (The Trivial Many) yield only 20% of the produ...
12/29/2008
4 Comments
If you're buying a house that's more than 30 years old, here's some fodder to chew on . . . The Seller says it's on Sewer . . . on the MLS sheet, marketing brochures, and the disclosures. You hire a professional home inspector who does a very thorough inspection. He finds some issues which you ad...
12/29/2008
The January 2009 issue of "REALTOR" magazine is literally PACKED with great stuff. I mean PACKED! Up-dates on changes in the Code of Ethics . . . Lots of good National Level Real Estate related thinking and commentary. and a few pages from Gary Keller's new book "SHIFT" to help agent with strateg...
12/28/2008
    Beware the wolves in sheep's clothing. And if YOU are one . . . your cover's blown . . . We can smell you from a mile away . . . Last year, we bought one of those fancy Nikon Cameras. Deb is a great photographer,and our Cannon "SureShot" was literally duct taped together. An ad in The Nationa...
12/28/2008
The funeral was yesterday. Donald died 2 days before Christmas surrounded by his family . . . after a long fight with cancer. Shortly after I first met him 5 years ago, I learned that he had cancer and had actually been able to "keep it quiet" for quite a while. He had been given his "final notic...
12/28/2008
2 Comments
Well . . . The party is over at our house - at least until New Year's Eve. Santa came and went - Left behind a veritable mountain of new toys and gizmos . . . which resulted in a level of mayhem we have not witnessed in our house since - well - since last Christmas! Our girls awakened the whole h...
12/26/2008
2 days til Christmas . . . We're all very excited in our house. We wish YOU a "Very Merry!" In just a little over a week, you'll be looking 2009 square in the eye . . . There it looms . . . a brand new, shiny year without even a scratch. This new year offers a "larger than life" image for most pe...
12/23/2008
How's everyone doing out there? 2 days til Christmas, and there's lots going on. In our house, the tree is up and the pile of presents grows larger every minute (it seems) . . . Preparations are under way for our visitors coming in from out of town . . . as we "play" with those who have already a...
12/21/2008
Rainmaker
936,982

Barry Owen

Tell me your story . . .
*
*
*
*
Spam prevention

Additional Information