this month in real estate for feb 2012 : keller williams realty


Catch up with current real estate market trends in this February update video by Keller Williams Realty.


the compound effect : simple, powerful

So, here’s another post continuing the story of how my life’s been overhauled over the past couple of years.  After I subscribed to Success magazine in 2010, I was introduced to a (then brand new) book called The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy – he’s the publisher of Success magazine.  The primary premise of this very straight-forward, practical book is: each of us has the power to design our future, and our ongoing choices will ultimately have profound effects upon where we end up in life.  In other words, our ultimate success (or, heaven forbid, failure) is our personal responsibility.

The simple, practical concepts Darren presented in the material really took root and began to overhaul my thinking about what was possible in life.

The Compound Effect

So – to sum-up, YOU are largely in control of your future success or failure, and the seemingly unimportant, insignificant choices that each of us make on a minute-by-minute, hourly, and daily basis have significant, far-reaching implications for our future.  I’d love to hear your thoughts about this.  Thank you for reading, and go make today an awesome day!

little to no elbow grease needed


little to no elbow grease needed

I previewed a bunch of homes yesterday in north Fort Worth, and this one was the highlight of the day. It’s fully updated, 1,700+ sq ft of living space, and it’s in a great location with great schools, too. New appliances, flooring, paint, etc., and all of this for about $100K!  There’s even a great oversized deck in back for outdoor entertaining space.

Anyway, I used my new Sony NEX-3 camera with wide-angle lens to shoot a bunch of pictures, so let me know if you’d like to see some more shots of this one – you won’t be disappointed…

Make this an awesome week, everyone!

opportunity + some elbow grease = great investment


opportunity + a some elbow grease = great investment

I took a look at this Fannie Mae property today. It’s attractively priced, doesn’t appear to need anything too major (just new carpeting, inside paintwork, etc.). It’s near 287 in the far NW Fort Worth / Haslet area, and has 3 BR, 2 BA plus a half bath, 1,900+ sq ft, and is priced under $100K!

I’m energized by the number of good values out there, whether your aim is to live in the home or hold it as an investment / rental property! Go to to learn more about Fannie Mae’s program. If you have questions, let me know – I actually enjoy helping people. 😉