Blog by Bob Bekins

Owning versus Renting

July 29th, 2011



Several hundred thousand reasons why owning is better than renting for years.


Your TOTAL RENT Payments, including an annual 5% rent increase.

Monthly Rent

5 Year Total

10 Years

20 Years

30 Years










$79 ...

What's Dot?

July 22nd, 2011

What’s Dot?

Do you Q?  The latest thing is Q.R. Codes.  The acronym means Quick Response.  You’ve seen them – the two inch square with a bunch of dots looking something like a Rorschach Test.

Here is one.

 QR to Just This Once Order

Download a free app like “Scan” to your IPhone or Droid.  You hit one button, the Scan icon, and your phone’s camera auto focuses on the QR.  It will instantly take you to the web ...

Dogs and Cats and Fish Oh My!

July 18th, 2011

MOVING!  Now there is a word that draws in a huge number of powerful emotions.  Living in my 57th home, I have a full appreciation of all that the term implies.  And one of the big concerns in that transition is my pets.

It would be easy to assume that everyone else will love my dog, or cat, or cockatiel as much as I do.  But before you buy that new place, or sign that lease, you had better ...