The McLaughlin Group Team

The McLaughlin Group Team

Sunday, March 2, 2014

BLINDS WIDE OPEN - day 382 Home Ownership and Boat Ownership

So following the rains of the last few days, I was left to ponder boat ownership and the costs vs. rewards. As you can see, there will be some costs in the next few days because with anything that requires some type of technical savvy, I am not your guy. Oh, the good times on the boat; the parties on the water, towing the kids around the lake on the paddle boards, back and forth to the rope swing, throwing a line out for a bass and then there is this morning's image. Certainly, there will be a rehab fee of some amount just to get it going, the motor is probably shot, that batteries have been underwater for two days and some seats need new upholstery. Here are the alternatives; untie it, let it float over the dam to Malibu, sink it and use it as a fishing reef or get out the checkbook. It's the same thing with your home, the answer is always get out the checkbook. As much as we would like to just let it go sometimes or scream, the benefits of home ownership are as sweet as the benefits of boat ownership. So get out the checkbook, fix the recent roof leaks, the plugged yard drains, the broken ice maker and just think of all the good, fun times yet to be had (and tax write offs) in your beautiful home/boat!

This is Dave, from the McLaughlin Group, keeping it real in real estate!

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