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When It Has a Name, It Becomes Real

“Naming is the origin of all particular things,” so said the Tao Te Ching. (Read the whole discourse here.)

Thanksgiving in Detroit

It’s not only a tradition for my family or for my fellow Detroiters. 

Auction Fever

When bidding at an auction, the most important thing is to not get emotional about your bids.

It’s business. Don’t let emotion cloud your judgment. And don’t get too attached to a property.

A Pig in a Poke

A pig in a poke is a British phrase to refer to something that is sold or bought without the buyer knowing its true value.

Hiring Contractors

We are facing a nationwide talent vacuum of skilled trades. I’ve mentioned it before and I’ll continue to talk about it because it’s so important – and so dire.

I hear ads on the radio as I drive along the streets of Detroit, advertising trade schools and programs for HVAC and other specific trades. These commercials hawk the notion that their degree is better than a four-year college degree because in less than a year, you emerge with a skilled trade with which the graduate can immediately go out and earn a living.

All Hail All Hallows Eve in Detroit….Finally!

Detroit used to be a place firemen from around the county would come to train because of the Devil's Night fires and the utter chaos unleashed in our city around Halloween. 

Authenticity is Key

I love Shakespeare’s quote in Hamlet: This above all: to thine own self be true.

Sorting Through 3,300 Properties

Where do I begin?

Trainspotting

You know how sometimes you see life on screen and think the story unfolding feels a little too real?

Just Not a Good Fit

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