Who Wants to Reduce Taxes on Their Real Estate Investment Income?
May 24th, 2017 | top of page

I recently met someone who can help you combine the twin problems of business risk and high taxes and, as a result, make yourself more money! Her name is Victoria Powell and I want to share just one of her insights with you. Victoria likes to quote the negotiating master Chris Voss (www.blackswanltd.com/about/team/chris-voss):  “Don’t be so sure of what you want that you won’t accept something better.” Maybe there IS something better you can do to Continue Reading

Victor’s Insider Scoop on The Economy …
August 1st, 2010 | top of page

No long blog this month. Just a few predictions and some insightful charts to show where we’ve been and where we’re headed. According to Elliott Pollack 2010 will be better than 2009 and 2011 will be better than 2010. Elliott predicts that recovery in Phoenix will be painfully slow taking until 2012 or 2013 until AZ is growing rapidly again. In summary, for greater Phoenix: The good news is the national economy is recovering but the bad Continue Reading

Victor’s Insider Scoop on The Housing Cycle GPA …
June 1st, 2009 | top of page

I have previously found the insights of John Burns Real Estate Consulting  helpful in understanding the real estate marketplace. Believing that the housing market played a primary role in leading the country into the current recession I also feel that it can be used to help portend the demise of the commercial real estate downturn. More importantly, if you are currently sitting on the sidelines with cash and trying to decide not only when but Continue Reading

Victor’s Insider Scoop on Why Printing Money Causes Inflation (with a really scary ending) …
January 1st, 2009 | top of page

The Quantity Theory of Money states that if money supply increases faster than real output then inflation will occur. Since I am not purporting to be an economist let’s use a simple example to see how this theory works: Let’s say the economy produces 1,000 widgets, the money supply (the number of dollar bills printed and in circulation) is $10,000 and the population of the country is 10,000 (so each person has one $1 bill). The average Continue Reading