Category Archives for "Investing"

Nov 15

Tiny Homes Torpedoed

By Bruce Firestone | Investing , Real Estate

As expected, NIMBY (not in my backyard), BANANAS (Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anything or Anyone) and CAVE (citizens against virtually everything) people are torpedoing tiny home subdivisions as this AP article by Scott McFetridge makes abundantly clear.   Tiny houses are trendy – unless they go up next door.

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Nov 09

Pushcart sellers in LA

By Bruce Firestone | Business Coaching , Investing , Real Estate

If you read this LA Times article carefully (http://beta.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-vending-rules-20171108-story.html), you will note that Los Angeles city councilors are about to allow pushcart sellers to become legal for the 1st time except not in certain areas. Which areas are excluded?  …they would be banned from doing business within five feet of driveways, bus benches, fire hydrants, […]

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Dec 21

Visitable Home Part Deux

By Bruce Firestone | Investing , Real Estate

I wrote last year that a visitable home has three overarching qualities– 1. it has a 0-step entryway (either at the side of the house or front); 2. wider doorways and corridors on the main floor; 3. a main floor bath or powder room and at least one main floor accessible bedroom. You can read […]

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