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Tom Trimbath Real Estate Broker

And now for something completely different – that really isn’t. On Wednesday, November 8th, I passed the exam for becoming a real estate broker in the state of Washington. I also breathed a great sigh of relief. Taking tests is … Continue reading

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Laboring on Labor Day

It’s been a busy weekend, here in the Gig Economy. The good news is that I’ve had enough work to fill the days. The other good news is that I’ve had enough work to fill a good part of Labor … Continue reading

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My Rule Of 7 – One Day Off

Good news sneaks up and tests me against one of my rules. For the last six years I’ve been working according to My Rule Of 7. When my net worth was over $700,000, I knew I didn’t have to work … Continue reading

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It Has Been A Quiet Week

It’s been a quiet week, here beside Cultus Bay. That’s a rare thing to hear from me lately, but it’s true. And it was welcome. In the world of ironies, though, the less I worked, the more good news happened … Continue reading

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Fickle Net Worth

Go figure. Really, go ahead and try to figure out your net worth. It is something surprisingly few people do. Go ahead and figure out your living expenses. More folks have done so, or are at least aware of whether … Continue reading

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Upscaling Whidbey

Those photos are mine. Well, they’re now the property of the WiFire Coffee Bar, the place where I’ll be part of an Economic Development Think Tank tonight. The setting is sweet (and artistically decorated, in my opinion.) The title is … Continue reading

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Investing Speculating Gambling

Step right up and take a chance. If you have money, you’re taking chances. Bury it or burn it. Spend it on assets or experiences. Money involves risk, even when we treat it as a boring piece of paper. The … Continue reading

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Will Zillow Make Me Move

As of June 17, 2015, Zillow’s Zestimate® is only $162 from my Make Me Move® price. Sound like gibberish? Welcome to one possible future in real estate. My house, which isn’t listed, could get an offer. We’re about to see. … Continue reading

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Evolving Conventional Wisdom

They’re here. Oh dear. Conventional wisdom is based on conventional thought from conventional situations. Check your calendar. It is now 2015. Old conventions based on the reactions of pesky humans don’t necessarily apply to a world where computers are making … Continue reading

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Bots Buy Houses

And you probably thought buying and selling houses was bizarre before. Bots are now buying houses. Algorithms, computer programs, are estimating the value of houses as they are listed for sale, comparing that against the price the computer thinks the … Continue reading

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