Last month, I challenged myself to Vlog Every Day In August (#VEDA). It was awesome. I had been struggling to find my voice in many so ways for a couple of years, really. So what better way to find one’s voice than talk for a few minutes every day about whatever topic came to mind. So the VEDA challenge was launched. Where’s My … [Read more...] about Write Every Day In September…a New Challenge
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Everybody wants happiness in their life, right? Most folks start off with the notion that money is the key to happiness. If you work hard enough and achieve "success", you will be happy. But is that really the secret to happiness? Since 1937, a dedicated group of Harvard researchers has conducted an exhaustive study of 724 … [Read more...] about Happiness – The Secret According to a 75-Year Long Study
Rent or buy? Gosh, isn't that the $64 Million Dollar question? And as many things go in real estate, the answer depends on your circumstances. Let's start with the current state of rentals here in Phoenix. In the ARMLS rental database the overall average lease rate for active listings is $1,820 per month and the … [Read more...] about Rent or Buy Your Home…Which is Better?
This morning, I picked some grapefruit. From my own tree. In my own backyard. It was awesome. Not exaggerating. It's taken me four years to get to pick grapefruit from my own tree in my own backyard. Four years ago, well, let's just say I had a really, really bad day. A really bad day that was about four years in the making. … [Read more...] about My Own Backyard!
Since When Did I Become a Cockroach In My Own Home Two weeks ago, my home was sold at the Trustee Sale to an investor. I found out when his realtor, Randy Duncan, showed up at my door with a 5-day notice to vacate - the standard eviction form used in Arizona. Before the 5-days expired, we agreed to a 2-week period for me to … [Read more...] about What’s Next After Foreclosure? An Eviction, Perhaps!
What a Difference A Week Can Make! Looking Forward to a Fresh Start A week has passed since my house was sold at the Trustee Sale and oh, what a difference a week can make! My kids and I spent a few days in mourning, but the decided to move on and start our new life. We went house shopping and found a great house that is a lot … [Read more...] about The Week After You Lose Your House at the Trustee Sale
For some it's a monetary windfall, for others it's complete devastation... It's been two days since my house sold that the Trustee Sale and a lot has happened. Although the shock hasn't quite worn off, we are looking ahead to better days. The Buyer has not wasted anytime managing his new asset. Although I can appreciate the … [Read more...] about What Happens RIGHT AFTER Your House Sells at the Trustee Sale
The Other Side of Trustee Sales - When YOUR House Gets Sold My house was sold at Trustee Sale today. I got to experience the same thing as millions of others already have. The statistics are staggering... over 500 homeowners in Maricopa County had the same day I had... I have spent over a year trying to figure out a way to … [Read more...] about Trustee Sale…The Day My House Got Sold