1801 Olympus – Coming Soon

1801 Olympus – Coming Soon

Oct 24, 2013

About Ed NeuhausEl Capitan is a nickname given to me years ago. This was just before or just after I was married. No, unfortunately it was not given to me by my wife. She has far better and worse things to call me. I sailed a lot a young man and I know a thing or two about sailboats. Maybe that is why I got the nickname. Maybe my nicknamers were thinking I was

12 months worth of thanks

12 months worth of thanks

Aug 21, 2013

As many of you know, the last year has not been the easiest for our family. Today (8/21/2013) is Greyson’s first birthday.  A first birthday is always a celebration but for me, Greyson’s is something that I really did not expect to be able to celebrate.  What started off as the hardest 107 days of my life (and certainly Greyson’s) has turned...

Ups and downs of learning to fly

Ups and downs of learning to fly

Aug 16, 2013

I have been working on learning to fly this summer.  I have studied and studied, taken tests and physicals, and now finally I am getting to the part where I actually get to sit in a plane and learn to fly.  I guess this is how they weed people out.  Do all the bad stuff first, then we can have some fun and teach you to fly.  Kind of like what I assume...

The next right thing, escaping the pitfalls of making mistakes

The next right thing, escaping the pitfalls of making mistakes

Aug 14, 2013

From time to time I find myself in a situation where doing what is right is not always the first thing that comes to mind.  For example, yesterday I was playing with my kids, and my three-year-old Caroline kicked me in the head so hard that I saw stars.  It really, really hurt.  As the celestial bodies faded away I realized that Caroline had no idea how hard...

Buying a home is great rent control

Buying a home is great rent control

Jul 24, 2013

Are you tired of your landlord raising rent?  I bet it happens every year about this time.  Rents keep going up, year after year.  The only two ways to get a handle on the rent control is to move into a rent controlled building, or to buy a house and take control of the rent.  Rent control is easy to obtain, you just have to own the house you live in.  Let...

A property a year will make you a millionaire

A property a year will make you a millionaire

Jul 22, 2013

After a lot of positive response from my post last week The tortoise wins every time I decided to see what other theories we could test out.  My business partner Stephen Smith suggested we look at something simple like a $100,000 property purchased every year for ten years.  At first I thought that this would cost more money than my slow and steady approach...

The iPHONE is the only camera you need

The iPHONE is the only camera you need

Jul 22, 2013

About once a week I see a new post about which cameras REALTORS should buy.  Heck I have written them myself, check out Top 4 Cameras for REALTORS.  But really, you don’t need these cameras to get a great shot.  The only camera you really need is your iPHONE.  Camera technology has come a long way since the early days of digital camera.  I had one for...

I got the want-to’s

I got the want-to’s

Jul 22, 2013

Do you ever get a case of the “want-to’s”?  It happens to me every summer about this point.  ”I want to go to the beach”.  ”I want to play in the pool all day”.  ”I want to win the lottery and never have to go back to work”.  Do you get those?  I get those just about every day.  It is so nice how we...