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The best deal you’ll ever do

The best deal you’ll ever do

The best deal you’ll ever do   About this time two years ago I wrote to you about a house that I was trying to buy for Ashley in a column titled “Don’t get emotional when making offers.” That was the one where I did get emotional and offered the seller double what he was asking for it… you read that right. The reason I got emotional was because it seemed like it was the house of Ashley’s...

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My cheese moved… again

My cheese moved… again

My cheese moved… again   Today I’d like to tell you about a little book that if you have never read, you really should. It’s called “Who Moved My Cheese?” by Spencer Johnson. It’s a tiny book that packs a huge amount of insight into how people should deal with change, and it’s in the form of a fable. The story starts by identifying four characters who spend their time exploring a maze...

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Substance over form

Substance over form

Substance over form   I had an interesting case come across my desk this week that had to do with a lease option going bad. At first, I typed “gone bad,” but the situation has not fully resolved, so I changed it. But it’s a great illustration of what not to do as an investor and I thought I would tell you about it so you don’t make the same mistakes. Lease options have become a popular exit...

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Looking like professionals

Looking like professionals

Looking like professionals   The cost of trade labor has gotten quite high lately in my opinion. I’m seeing some strange business practices with how companies are bidding jobs. And if you’re looking in the wrong places for help, it might cost you an unneeded arm and a leg — especially in the plumbing world. Let me explain what I mean by that.   The first instance had to do with our...

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The End of Year Review in Spring

The End of Year Review in Spring

The End of Year Review in Spring   You may not know this, but it is almost the New Year. No, I didn’t write this in 2023. It’s March of 2024, the spring equinox just happened, and that means spring is here. And according to Exodus 12:2 in the Bible, Yahweh tells Moses and Arron that this is the beginning of the year and goes on to give them the instructions of the spring feasts called...

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