The Real Estate Blog with a Twist
In 1999, Warren Buffett made a speech about how he thought the stock market was overvalued and due for a correction. Of course, he was correct.
Real estate consultant John Burns was recently interviewed by Gary Beasley, founder of Roofstock, a Bay Area-based financial technology startup.
How do you feel about spiders? When it comes to common spiders, most of us realize they are not that deadly, yet many of us would categorize them as frightening – maybe even terrifying for some!
Remember the show “Kids Say the Darndest Things” with Art Linkletter? That always got me and the family laughing. I caught and recorded plenty of funny lines spoken by my own kids.
It’s indisputable: children are the future. If we don’t teach our youngest how to earn, save, and invest money, our future (and theirs!) could be in a boatload of trouble. What are you doing to help teach your kids, grandkids, or even great-grandkids about money?
The Economist recently published an article comparing how COVID-19 has affected blue states and red states differently. States with Republican leadership and constituents tend to travel more, purchase more, and have remained employed statistically more than Democratic-led states.
A common way that investors attempt to protect their capital from the whims of equity markets is to allocate some of their money to alternative investments.
If I offered you a million dollars today, what would you say? Here are your choices:
1) Sure, I’ll take that one million dollars today!
2) I’d prefer a shiny penny that will double in value for 31 days.
Between the recent stock market hits and the coronavirus pandemic affecting, well, everything, the economy is having a tough time.
Here in the United States, most places have been closed for about a month and a half to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. (We wrote about some of the science behind “flattening the curve” when the outbreak began to worsen.)
Here’s one of my favorite pictures of my youngest son, Dexter, playing t-ball when he was about 5 years old — he's the one in the pitcher’s position. This picture, which was taken between batters hitting off the tee, is special because the second baseman is in...
I recently shared this video called “How the Economic Machine Works” with the Hughes Private Capital team. I think this concept is so important in what we do as a company that I would be remiss if anyone on the team didn’t understand it.
I was recently a guest on the Passion for Real Estate Investments (PFREI) podcast. Podcast host Fuquan Bilal and I talked about my favorite topics — alternative investments and 1031 Exchanges.
Enjoy the conclusion to my three-part saga about how I lost $250,000 in a winner-of-an-investment gone bad. If you have already read the first two parts of this story (be sure to read parts 1 and 2 before continuing with part 3).
No one in their right mind enjoys feeling like they’ve been duped — or, worse yet, actually being duped. But, I’m here to tell you that it happens to the best of us, sometimes even after doing our due diligence and checking all the right boxes. This is the second article in a 3-part series in which I share my experiences and invaluable lessons learned as a result of having invested in a seemingly-profitable, winner-of-an-investment-deal gone bad.