Costs Of Renting Vs Buying

The best place to start is why people should consider buying versus renting a home and when the time is right. It’s not as simple as “everyone should buy as soon as possible” like many agents will always say, but rather more of a situational type of decision based on many factors. Some of those […]

What can retirees do about inflation?

“Madness.” That’s how a friend of mine, a veteran money manager with an excellent track record, described the inflation situation and the bond market at the moment. Oh, and that comment was made before the latest dismal inflation report, which is even worse than the headlines suggest. Yes, the “annual” rate is 9.1%, the worst in decades. But […]

Are We In A Recession? (2)

The year is now 2020 and late March and we are officially shut down as a nation to fight this unknown virus. While we all sit at home in fear, the Government and Wall Street start planning their next moves on what to do with the global collapse. This collapse didn’t just effect stocks, but […]

Are We Officially In A Recession?

Let’s start by utilizing a dictionary and defining the word recession: “a period of temporary economic decline during which trade and industrial activity are reduced, generally identified by a fall in GDP in two successive quarters.” Under that definition and because of the global crisis during the pandemic, one could argue that we have been in a […]

House Prices Finally Dropping?

Las Vegas Home Prices Fall

I have been following the current trends in the market and the saying “what goes up, must come down” certainly fits into what is happening in the Las Vegas market. Of course we can look back at our history and see that we have in fact been in this same position before and it all […]

Highest and Best Use

In Real Estate the concept of highest and best use is often constantly under debate. Let us be clear that the utility of any given parcel of land is dependent upon an individual’s or party’s intentions. With that in mind and in compliance with any given zoning ordinance the present highest and best use can […]

Inflation Going Into April

It’s the end of March and we are starting to see a lot of movement happening in the financial sector. The Federal Reserve is raising rates as the CPI (Consumer Price Index) data states we were at a 7.9% inflation rate in February. This number is believed by many economists to be an inaccurate measurement […]

David Evans

I wanted to write a piece about the why I got into real estate and give you a brief history on my experience in this industry and previous experiences that qualify me to be your REALTOR: My journey started when I was 18 and going to school full-time and working as a full-time electrician in Washington State. […]

What is a 1031 Exchange?

If you’re thinking of selling a piece of property that could result in a big profit (and a big tax bill), a 1031 exchange could be a useful strategy to utilize your money without paying your taxes immediately! What is a 1031 exchange? A 1031 exchange, named after section 1031 of the U.S. Internal Revenue […]