Blog by Bob Bekins

Numbers Don't Lie

August 30th, 2011

I love to talk to my Uncle George.  He has all these strong opinions.  Unfortunately about half of them are totally wrong and the other half are only partially correct.  He doesn’t understand demographics.  Numbers and trends create pressures that end up changing the facts which become our history.  Can we look forward and predict them?  Actually we can.

Here is the history – the 83,000 ...

Noah 2011

August 20th, 2011

And lo, in the year 2011, the Lord came unto Noah, who was now living in the United States, and said:

"Once again, the earth has become wicked and over-populated, and I see the end of all flesh before me.  Build another Ark and save two of every living thing along with a few good humans."  He gave Noah the blueprints, saying, "You have 6 months to build the ark before I will start the unen ...

Dwelling Deals

August 9th, 2011

If you live in California where home prices can change quickly you may be surprised that not everyone in America buys a home for the investment value.  In most places around the country, homes are one of the most stable of pricing models.  No pun intended.  So why do people buy?

One of the most common reasons is to “get rid of the landlord.”  Now there is more to this than it would appe ...