Every time we disparage the state of the economy and talk about the terrible state of real estate, we create a self fulfilling prophesy. It is my view that if we are positive, then positive things will happen. There are great opportunities in the market and it is time to stress the positive, and put a bow on it.
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We are so blessed here in this country, we take so much for granted. I have spent thousands on new plumbing because 180 years is typically the life span of old pipes. I had hoped I was then done but stuff happens. Two weeks ago I had to replace something in the toilet I use. Yesterday the plumber...
I am going out this morning to see what I can find. I usually do this Saturday but I am working to make up for time away later in the month. I have a bad toilet so I need the plumber too. I suspect the plumber thing will wipe away any profits I make this week. Oh well.
It is overcast and eerie where I am today. The sky is dark and there is rain in the air. Unusual and foreboding is the feeling. I am thinking about the Landing Beaches in France now where I had this same feeling. There was a big difference though, the beaches in Normandy were and are foreboding f...
I decided to take the afternoon off. I am tired and my back hurts from moving furniture in my space at the Antique Gallery where I have a space. Time is precious and I am taking some to relax and recoup. Tomorrow I will get back in the world, but for now......I am taking a break.
It constantly amazes me how little attention is paid to follow up in business. "I'll get back to you." If I had a buck for every time I heard this and then waited in vain I could have retired in my forties and that was a long time ago. The irony is that we hear from people all the time that we do...
I have worked since I was twelve years old. I am educated and had any number of professional positions before I got into real estate. I have always worked and even now find work keeps me sharp and busy. Busy has been good for me in my life. That said, there are times when I remember that work is ...
I love my current home and made it from a house I bought about eight years ago. You see in my view, a home is something you make and a house is just a place where you live. I believe you can make a home in a tiny space and enormous properties aren't necessarily homes, but can be. You see for me, ...
Today I took my Audi Q5 in for its annual vehicle inspection. My last experience with vehicle was my old Benz, which was a month ago today. It failed for emissions probably because it hadn't been driven enough in the previous several months. It took almost a month and cost more than my first new ...
Skies change all the time here in the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts. One minute there are clouds, then there is fog and then the sun comes too. I enjoy looking out and up because you never know what to expect. I took these last week and I am proud of them.
I think it rained for 25 of the 31 days in May in the Berkshires where I now live. My lawn was often a foot high before it was dry enough to be cut. My perennials are starting to blossom and the succulents are doing well. I bought some annuals for immediate color and they are thriving as well. It...