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How Not to Spend Too Much (or too little) on Your Next Fix and Flip

It’s tough being me. Each and every day I wake up and wonder – should I wear shorts and flip flops or jeans and dress shoes?  Then I have to decide if I’m going to work at my office or … Continue reading

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Dealing with the Real Estate “They-Sayers”

They say you can’t keep a good man down.  They also say the only sure thing is death and taxes, that if you can’t stand the heat stay out of the kitchen, two wrongs don’t make a right and diamonds … Continue reading

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The Thing I Hate About what I Love to Do

I’m blessed.  Since the age of 16 I’ve always done what I love to do.  And have gotten paid to do it.  My first real job was at KYEL-TV in Yuma, Arizona.  I was hired as a chyron operator (a … Continue reading

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TV Producers Love Real Estate Dysfunction in Phoenix

If you’re a singer or band performing at an Indian casino it means one of two things:  your career is either on its way up or on its way down.  Think about that for a minute.  How many performers at … Continue reading

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Breaking News: It’s Hot Here in Phoenix

Today’s forecasted high temperature is 111 degrees.  The Arizona Diamondbacks, our beloved baseball team, are on a 9 game winning streak and currently hold a 6 game lead in the National League West division. There are just 19,241 active listings … Continue reading

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From TV Cameraman to Private Equity Fund Manager

Have you ever thought about creating a private equity fund?  Attorney Mark Meyerdirk sat a across from me at a glossy conference room table in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.  He was flipping through my company financials as I explained the business … Continue reading

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Phoenix: The Wild West of Real Estate

“I haven’t seen a beatin’ like that since somebody stuck a banana in my pants and turned a monkey loose.”  – Cousin Eddie, Vegas Vacation Last week I wrote about how crazy things have become down at the Maricopa County … Continue reading

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The Four-Day Fix and Flip: CLOSED

From the website Answers.com: Question: Why is it so hard to hit a home run? Answer: The ball is small and fast, less than 3 inches in diameter and moving at around 80mph or more in most cases. You have … Continue reading

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The Flipping Phoenix Houses Workshop

Stop wasting your time and money flying all over the country attending real estate investment boot camps.  That’s what real estate attorney Bill Kozub told me – after I had spent more than $5,000 traveling to Denver, Colorado and Atlanta, … Continue reading

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If it’s 99% True, Then it’s a Lie

She sat across the desk from a master.  This real estate broker was about to be grilled by one of the best question askers I have ever met.  Mark Saenz sized her up quickly.  With a twinkle in his eye … Continue reading

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