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What’s the Difference Between Distress and Motivation?

You know we’re always looking for our next redevelopment opportunity. We’ve talked about distressed properties and the opportunities they present if you can look past their challenges. I’ve also talked about how the numbers have to make sense and we buy only a small percentage of the distressed properties we look at. Why is that?…

Is the Telephone Dead?

I don’t know about you, but I’ve almost given up on using the telephone for any reason—business or personal. You probably know why. Robocalls and other scams. I get more crap calls than real ones—sometimes as many as 30 to 1. It’s a real problem that the ability to spoof phone numbers has only made…

Architectural Fact Finding Tour

Yesterday was a big step forward in The Hermit Haus journey. Our architect, Ken Smith (who did the design on the Bobcat house and the Villa Park casita, among other projects) came up to Cameron to take a look at the old church. It made me feel a lot better when he didn’t act overwhelmed,…

New Roof Up, Old Wall Down

The neighbors at the Parkwood house must be relieved to see it looking better and better every day. Our contractor, Ray, sent us some great pictures of the roof they put on the house. I know what it sounds like: “Bang, bang, bang!” We hear that sound everywhere in the weeks following hail storms in…