We’re Bringing Back THE Golden Sponge Cake!

We’re Bringing Back THE Golden Sponge Cake!

The critical business decision for any title company is the “Closing Snack.”  When you bring together buyers and sellers for a closing, the most important thing to do is make sure they are fed.  Years ago title companies starting baking fresh cookies for closings. As an owner of a title company this was a major problem for me because I always ate all of...

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The Stats Are In: If You List It… It Well Sell

The Stats Are In:  If You List It… It Well Sell

OK, these words are not entirely accurate.  Some homes won’t sell…  You’ve always got those sellers out there that think they can ask any price.  Case in point:  there is  home in my neighborhood that’s been on and off the market for more than 6 years. I’ve seen some nutty high prices out there and some junky houses, but those homes are...

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Wanted: Sound Eliminating Headphones for a Dog…Or Drugs to Temporarily Paralyze Him

Wanted:  Sound Eliminating Headphones for a Dog…Or Drugs to Temporarily Paralyze Him

Too many thunderstorms this Summer!  For our labrador and french bull dog, the storms are no big deal, just more yawning and napping.  The poodle, Blue, is an entirely different story.  He’s driven mad by thunderstorms and it’s gotten much worse with his advanced age. A few weeks ago we arrived home after some thunderstorms to discover that this dog had...

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Getting the Band Back Together Feels Right!

Getting the Band Back Together Feels Right!

Several months ago I was approached with the idea of helping to launch a new title company.  Let me put this into context by rewinding a few years:  I launched Vista Title Company back in 2002, grew it to be a successful company over the succeeding 7 years and then sold it to another independent title company in Denver.  When I sold Vista, most of the Vista...

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Market Comparison of Different Mountain Resorts

Market Comparison of Different Mountain Resorts

Historically the upturns and downturns in the mountain real estate market lag behind Denver by a couple of years.  We’ve seen some massive recovery in Denver over the last few years and we’re now seeing strong recovery in many of the mountain resort areas. The chart below is pulled from the Your Castle report prepared specifically for mountain...

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Don’t Go Cheap on The Important Stuff

Don’t Go Cheap on The Important Stuff

Walmart has its purpose.  I’m all about spending less on day-to-day things, but when it comes to important things, don’t go cheap.  In just the past couple of weeks I’ve seen two separate real estate title problems caused by “going cheap.”  These are so similar that I couldn’t help but blog about them. The first issue involved a...

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Moose In Search of the Ultimate Dog Pad

Moose In Search of the Ultimate Dog Pad

Moose is feeling like he needs a little space to himself.  Most of the time he’s just hanging out on the couch, but as he explains, a dog has needs, and one of those needs is space to himself where he can be free of humans. I’m not really buying it, but to indulge our company spokesperson, I began searching for a nice outdoor space for Moose.  I started looking for...

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