Losing a loved one eviscerates one and marks a significant passage of time. Grieving has a prescribed progression and mine is moving normally, although I don't want it to. I want someone to call me and ask me if I can take Parker back, or to hear a scratching on the front door screen and open it to find him bedgraggled but alive and smiling. Acceptance is still in the future.
Published: September 17, 2010.
Essay » Business
To realize the role real estate appraisers played in the current financial crisis, you had to be one. Real estate appraisers are the scribes of the real estate industry. Although new rules will limit their ability to inflate property values, we've seen the devastating effect of collusion between RE "Professionals" and their pet appraisers.
Housing in the U.S. has been turned into the equivalent of blood diamonds. The number of middle-class Americans finding themselves suddenly homeless is exploding. Many more would be better off living out of a car. Real estate is so rife with fraud it is dangerous. This book will teach you how to avoid it until law enforcement cleans it up.