Confession of the Seemingly Lazy

So, for the two readers I had once upon a time, I feel the need to explain where I have been and why I don’t post all that frequency. Despite the cute title for the post, it’s not entirely out of abject laziness. Mostly, it’s been a keen interest in many things but none of […]

State Marching Band Festivals and the Death of Arts Funding

There was a time, back when dinosaurs ruled the earth and yours truly was in high school, where the marching bands used to march several score strong. Naturally, there were exceptions; my mother and I still talk about the St. David marching band, all dozen and change of them, standing under a tree after their […]

The Most Revealing Real Estate Post in History

Nine years ago today, I activated my real estate license with the Arizona Department of Real Estate. That was a couple of months before the bubble struck, when you could sit inside a real estate course and hear the instructor and class debate whether it was a balanced market or a sellers’ market. Truth is, […]

Anniversary Week Continues …

One of the nice things of having one’s own website is I, quite frankly, can write whatever the hell I want. Generally speaking I keep it to real estate but, just as there’s more to me than just helping people buy and sell homes, I have more things to discuss than the fact inventory’s up […]

Three Years and Counting Since the Odometer Rollback

The above picture is me at RE Bar Camp Phoenix in April 2010. It may not be readily apparent – I wasn’t aware at the time myself – but the man you see there was dying. About two weeks after REBCPhx I was at a board meeting for my synagogue – my last, as it […]

Running Down the Laundry List

Far too many ideas in my head today, almost none of which justify an entire post … If you read us on RSS and your feed exploded this weekend with listings in Glendale, you have my apologies. I’ve gone back to an old programming friend here that turns listings into blog posts and only now […]

Strolling Through a World of Unreality

All of us, at least I think all of us, have this odd sense of how quickly time seems to move. “Are you sure this is only Tuesday?” “I can’t believe it’s almost May.” “I can’t believe the year went by so quickly.” At the moment, though, I seem to be working through a period […]

Inside a Truly Mad March

Let’s take the bass line for a walk and see where we end up, shall we? March always is a rather hectic month here at All Phoenix Real Estate headquarters for a number of reasons. First, having rooted a large part of my business in the active adult communities, February and March tend to be […]

Surviving Election Day

Before I head over to Total Wine for the self-medication that will help me through what sure will be a long evening of election results, a couple of thoughts about what I would do to change the electoral process given the chance … 1) Standardized voting methods. There’s a video of a miswired machine in […]