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Why Do You Want to Fix and Flip Houses?

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No, really. Why do you want to fix and flip houses? Is it because you saw a reality show and decided “Hey, that looks easy, I can do that”? Or perhaps there’s a vacant house on your street badly in need of repair. You think to yourself “if only I could find the owner of that property, I could fix it up and make a ton of money.” Maybe you’re in love with the idea of finding an ugly, outdat...
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Fixing & Flipping Real Estate: Strategies for the Post-Boom Era

“Have you ever considered writing a book?” Jeff Olson, Executive Editor for Apress Publishing called me back in April after reading this blog. He wanted to know if I ever considered writing a book about fixing and flipping houses. I told him that the thought had crossed my mind. Naturally, I was a little skeptical. Was this some sort of scam? Was this Jeff Olson guy full of it? It’s not ever...
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America – The Land of Subjectivity

As I sit here this morning and sift through my Facebook timeline and Twitter feed I can’t help but wonder – where did America’s sense of objectivity go? Or is it possible the citizens of this country were always this hopelessly subjective and the big mouths like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Bill Maher and Rachel Maddow just poured fuel on the fire by building a broadcasting business of out polariz...
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Celebrating 10 Years of Being My Own Boss

It was a proud moment. Not quite like getting married, or seeing my baby girls born, but a proud moment nonetheless. As Chief Photographer for KPHO Television in Phoenix, I was responsible for hiring photojournalists to videotape and edit daily stories for the morning, afternoon and evening newscasts. Over the course of three years, from 1997-2000, I had assembled one of the most talented staffs i...
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