I Told You So

In my family, the greatest compliment you can give another person is this: “You are absolutely 100% right.” I almost never hear that. So I have to say, “I told you so.” How annoying. But I did: Faltering real estate market presents...

Just To Be Fair: Stateside Squatters

Watch the video here. And the story goes… Condo bust draws scams and squatters MIAMI – June 19, 2008 – Someone had kicked the door in on the foreclosure on the 33rd floor at The Club at Brickell Bay. Last week, Lori Rice, the building’s property manager, pushed...

Two Caveats

I'm certainly no Rhodes Scholar. In fact, I had to google “Rhodes Scholar” to see exactly what it is. That doesn't keep me from talking like I know something. Like I'd even heard of Murray Rothbard. The fact is I'm a skimmer, a looker, a...

An Odd Twist

This ad was in last week's La Nación here in Costa Rica. Translation: “This is the moment to buy. Stable price and low interest! Resale opportunity. Pre-construction priced at $250,000. Only 10% down and you can pay that in four payments! [So get into this...