What if I fall?

What if I fall? The other day I was building a pole barn with a buddy of mine. In case you don’t know, a pole barn is a roof on stilts. It may or may not have a loft, but it defiantly won’t have sides. You use them to park an RV or store tractors and other farm equipment.   The one we were working on was pretty big. It…

Make An Offer!

Make an offer!   Pete Fortunato tells a great story about an offer he made. He looked at the house, ran the numbers and gave the homeowner a written offer at a price he could afford.   The homeowner reviewed it and said, “I can’t believe you would make me an offer like this. It just offends me.”   Pete’s response is what’s so epic. He asked the guy if…

A no-good deed goes unnoticed

A no-good deed goes unnoticed:   The deed room is a very important place to frequent, especially once you put a house under contract to buy. You need to make sure the people selling you their house can legally do so.     Your closing attorney will look at the chain of title for you, but this often occurs a day or two before your scheduled closing date. By running…

Yohanan’s Might

Yohanan’s Might:   We learned late last Thursday evening that something terrible had happened in our community. A family in our congregation had lost a child. Their 18-month-old son, Obadiah Dillard, had died due to an accidental drowning. Obadiah was the fifth of six children born in the Dillard house.   As I lay down Thursday night, I wondered what could be done to help. It dawned on me that…

Credit Fraud

Credit Fraud:   I can’t stand a thief. Call me crazy, but I’ve always felt it’s more natural to go to work than to try to take something that’s not yours.   In this day and age, thieves are getting smarter and working harder to take what belongs to you. This past month, I received a strange letter in the mail. It was from the IRS. Any time I get…