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The burning Amazon, and real estate as an information system

Monday Aug 26th, 2019

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Real estate is a technology. I've had this idea marinating in my head for a little while that is sort of an expansion of the concept I've already communicated I believe in: real estate is a technology. Land is the surface of a floating rock in space we're lucky enough to exist upon. It is a piece of the universe. Real estate, then, is an expansion upon it. Through this system, we interact with the world, and with one another. Real estate is a collection of technologies... [read more]

Long distance calling costs & rural real estate demand

Monday Aug 05th, 2019

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unlimited mobile data internet will change the way we use rural real estate

Long-distance calling costs once played a role in purchase decisions. A few days ago, I was preparing a bit of a commentary on Rogers’ introduction of unlimited data. I was trying to conclude how unlimited data may play a role in making rural living a little bit more attractive. As an example, I can now stream Netflix at the cottage in Dwight, where Season 3 of Stranger Things would’ve previously cost me $250. Completely independent of my thought-gathering... [read more]

People vs. Property in the attention economy.

Wednesday Jul 24th, 2019

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The attention economy. We currently live in the most attention-scarce market in history. This requires people who serve products and services to that market to adapt at an accelerating pace. Things follow this rule in a variety of industries, even ones that operate on longer cycles, including politics, as we've learned.  The most epitomic illustration of this can be found in Netflix's documentary called "The Big Hack". When I look at this solely from the perspective... [read more]

"I'm waiting to buy a property"

Tuesday Jul 23rd, 2019

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timing the real estate market is impossible

"I'm waiting to buy a property." I hear this statement a lot. I hear it attached to a handful of different rationalizations as to what, exactly, we're waiting for. That being said, it's most often attached to some sort of financial issue. That's what I'm aiming to address here. My goal is to quantify the costs of not owning a home, or waiting to own a home, especially in a market that's not really moving in any direction.  I'll be the first to... [read more]

Change the world, literally.

Wednesday Jul 17th, 2019

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We all want to change the world. – The Beatles. Yes, The Beatles. A meditation on property and meaning. I realized by accident that part of my obsession with real estate is rooted in the same magnetism I feel towards esoteric self-help/development culture. I think that deep down, we all have a desire to change the world. We all start with that youthful wonder that’s gradually stripped from us over the course of our existence. For most of us, rah-rah high-school spirit... [read more]

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