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Why Creating Value In Apartments Is So Easy For Me

Actually, the whole of value creation isn’t really that easy.  Most people want to earn a “quick and easy buck,” and this applies as much to designers, contractors, leasing agents and maintenance techs, as it does to anyone else.  Furthermore, virtually every resident feels like they’re already paying too much for their apartment and getting…
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Is Phoenix The Relief Valve To California’s Affordability Crisis (That Seattle Once Was)?

In 1989 my wife and I were married and started our lives together in the San Francisco Bay Area.  We both worked full time, commuting about one hour per day, each way, and in opposite directions.  We were saving for a home as fast as we could, but we could see the cost of ownership,…
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I Was Burned Out, But Now I’m Not. I’m Excited! Here’s Why…

I’ve always wanted to be creative.  Trouble is, I’m simply not creative, at least not in any traditional sense.  No musical talent, no artistic expression, at least not that others would enjoy.  Frankly, I’m much better with numbers than any tool of the artist.  Thankfully, my grandfather inspired me (and my parents encouraged me) to…
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