8 Reasons Why Land Tax Should Replace All Other State Taxes

Land taxation should replace all other forms of state taxation.  For the reasons that I will describe below many economists, tax theorists, politicians, and philosophers have strongly advocated for land taxation to be the dominant or sole source of taxation.  Adam Smith, Henry George, Alfred Marshall, Paul Samuelson, Milton Friedman, Michael Hudson, Paul Krugman, […]

Creative Real Estate Entrepreneurs

“If you have anything really valuable to contribute to the world, it will come through the expression of your own personality, that single spark of divinity that sets you off and makes you different from every other living creature.”

— Bruce Fairchild Barton, co-founder of Batten, Barton, Durstine & Osbo


Creativity is not a scarce resource.  […]

Home values unlikely to hit pre-recession levels for another three years

Home values in half of the 100 largest U.S. metro areas will not reach their pre-recession peak levels again for another three or more years, according to recent report by home marketplace Zillow Inc.

Nationally, home values are 11.3 percent below their 2007 peak, according to Zillow. Those values are expected to rise another… […]

Are You Trusting Wall Street With Your Retirement Dollars?

If you were born between 1946 through 1964, you’re a Baby Boomer.
You’ve contributed to your employers 401k plan for 15-30 years. Though a few hundred grand seems like a lot of money to most, imagine you’re 52 and you have around $3-500,000 in your 401k.

What I’m trying to tell you is there’s a […]

Lifetime Housing Stages & Why The Single Family Home Is The American Dream

Based on person observations and ten years of investment experience, I’ve come to the conclusion that (1) with some exceptions, most people prefer to live in a single family home, and (2) most people will progress through five housing type stages. These housing type stages include: parent’s home, dorm, apartment, duplex or […]