My World and Welcome To It!
I borrowed this from one of my favorite writers, James Thurber. The world of real estate has been topsy-turvy of late with raging appreciation (by statistical standards) and untold numbers of buyers getting frustrated over not getting an offer accepted. But I still love the industry. My German immigrant grandparents were Realtors in Central Ohio, where I grew up. Real Estate is in my blood.
Fast forward to right here, right now. I am a 34-year industry veteran living in the Puget Sound area who has done most everything you can do in residential lending. I have managed thousands of transactions over the years. I wrote a column on real estate in the Tacoma News Tribune for seven years and have been producing and hosting award-winning Real Estate Radio since 2000. I owned and operated my mortgage brokerage, Loantek Home Loans from1990 until 2009. I continue to be active in the industry. Housing will continue to be in the forefront of the American economy. I will be part of it.
In my spare time, I enjoy photography, learning to sail, riding my bike and taking in everything there is to do in the Pacific Northwest. Spending time with friends and family is always a joy.