Opinion

Local, State, National and International policy affect your real estate investments and opportunities. Find out what the Guys and their guest commentators think – and then form your own opinion.

What Donald Trump’s win might mean for real estate investors…

Here are some thoughts for real estate investors in the wake of Donald Trump’s “stunning upset” in the U.S. Presidential election… The 2016 election has obviously been very polarizing.  We’re just a couple of real estate guys trying to figure out how policies, economics and the mood of the market create challenges and opportunities for …

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The Passing of a Patriot – Irwin Schiff (Feb 23, 1928 – Oct 16, 2015)

Irwin Schiff Dies While In Prison In one of the most tragic episodes in modern American patriotism, long time tax system critic Irwin Schiff succumbed to an untreated illness while incarcerated in Forth Worth, Texas. As long time listeners know, over the last few years we’ve become friends with Peter Schiff.  Peter’s a brilliant and outspoken pundit …

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Presidential debates IGNORED this important issue…

Last night seventeen GOP presidential hopefuls showed up for two different debates to discuss “the most important issues” facing the American people. Among them were Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina, Rand Paul, Scott Walker, Ben Carson, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and a whole gaggle of candidates who hope to face off against the presumptive Democratic …

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McAfee Antivirus Founder Suspected of Murder in Belize

Sometimes bad stuff happens…even in beautiful places.  And sometimes, bizarre events can affect our investments and even our investing psychology. The bizarre story about John McAfee’s potential involvement in a grisly murder on the tranquil island of Ambergis Caye Belize has become a major focus of the international media. It’s a sad story on many …

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Five Lessons Washington Could Learn From Real Estate Investors

With all the news about the debt ceiling crisis, it’s hard not to think about policy making. And while we think there are some great lessons available for real estate investors, we also think the politicians would benefit from looking at the situation like a real estate investor. Since we recently interviewed two presidential candidates …

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Historic election stunner in Massachusetts! What does it mean? Why should you care?

If you’re a die hard, true blue Democrat, you’re bummed.  And if you’re a progressive liberal with a groupie crush on Barack Obama, you’re borderline suicidal. On the other hand, if you’re a dyed in the wool, gun-toting Republican, you’re thrilled. And if you’re an ultra-conservative, Obama demonizing, big government conspiracy theorist, you’re euphoric – …

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Part 1: Report from the National Association of Realtors Conference

This is Russ. I just got back from 3 days in beautiful San Diego where I attended the NAR Annual Conference.  Robert drew the short stick and had to go to Belize to handle some business. Poor guy. In case you don’t know, the National Association of Realtors is the world’s largest trade association, boasting …

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