The Real Estate Blog with a Twist
Hi, Kayla Hughes here, Greg’s daughter and Hughes Private Capital’s Marketing Director. The last couple weeks have been scary and confusing for many of us.
It’s been a tough week for a lot of people, but it’s important to remember that our country has gone through hard times before.
The way I am thinking about the coronavirus today is a complete 180 from what I thought earlier this week. I now feel like the coronavirus is a ticking time bomb that, depending on how quickly we act, can either have a greatly reduced negative impact or turn into a massive, tragic bomb for all of us.
Some of you have contacted us asking about how the coronavirus (COVID-19) may affect our investments. Although we have never dealt with an issue like this, the good news is that we expect our exposure to be limited.
What do you get when you take a super successful, multi-level marketing company that is traded on the public stock exchange and pit it against an equally successful hedge fund manager?
The story of how I learned this lesson the hard way starts all the way back in 2007. In reality, I didn’t really grasp it entirely until much later, but once I did, it was very painful (but also very useful).
I was having a debate about global warming with a friend of mine that didn’t go so well for either of us. By the end, neither one of us ever convinced the other of our point of view ― but why?
Read the eight statements below and tell me they aren’t good news:
• The U.S. is experiencing its longest economic expansion on record, besting the period from 1991 to 2001. (CNBC)
• The decade-long U.S. economic expansion has generated 20 million jobs. (New York Times)
I was having lunch the other day with one of my super successful and affluent friends and she astounded me with one of her comments. She said she doesn’t even like to open her investment statements when she gets them in the mail.
Back in 2012, I shared a website where I discovered $700 of my own unclaimed money that I had somehow missed. Out of curiosity, I asked everyone who used this Nevada website to anonymously share how much money they recovered through the same process and people reported a whopping total of $16,921 from the Nevada State Treasurers office. Not bad.
Back in 2014, I shared some fun info about how some very familiar sayings like “piss poor” and “throwing the baby out with the bath water” came about… supposedly sayings that originated from life in the 1500s. It is always interesting to know where sayings came from and what they really meant.
I love aviation. My wife, Tanja, and I went to Oshkosh, Wisconsin this summer to see one of the world’s biggest air shows. It covered over one million square feet with aviation products and aircraft of every kind from the F-35, F-22, and P51 Mustangs down to motor...
Several years ago, a Hollywood movie dominated theaters and raked in millions of dollars despite a serious but largely unnoticed flaw in the plot. Did you catch it? I didn’t, but Jason Morris, a very smart estate attorney and this week’s guest writer, did. Let me...
I spent half of September in Japan with my family. My oldest son, Hayden, and his wife, Taylor, have already been living there for a year and a half. Hayden is stationed at the Yakota Air Force base, which is an hour and a half train ride from Tokyo. He is about halfway through his service there and is hoping to get stationed in Germany next.
My family visited Hiroshima in September and we spent a couple hours at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. These experiences are always hard to put into words. It was very emotional to see the photos and stories of those who suffered from the bomb either immediately after, or years afterwards. I’d heard stories about what radiation could do to people, but to see the effects and hear the heartbreaking stories really brought it home for me.