Author Archives: Tom Trimbath

About Tom Trimbath

real estate broker / consultant / entrepreneur / writer / photographer / speaker / aerospace engineer / semi-semi-retired More info at: https://trimbathcreative.net/about/ and at my amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B0035XVXAA

Affording Housing

The topic came up again. How can working people afford housing? I’ve always been aware of the choices too many people must make to find a place to live. Going to school (Virginia Tech) next to Appalachia will do that. … Continue reading

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What Is My House Worth

“My house can’t really be worth that!” – exclamation from a friend Believe it or not, I steer clear of writing about real estate because there are more things in life than houses. Yet, I’m drawn back to the topic … Continue reading

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Corporations Meet Owners MVIS 2019

Another year, another annual stockholders’ meeting for MicroVision (MVIS). I’m somewhat speechless; but not entirely so, which shouldn’t be a surprise to people who know that I speak through writing. (In the real world I prefer to listen unless I’m … Continue reading

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Trade Wars Ugh

Trade wars. For many people they are abstract news items, reasons to cheer or complain. They’re real, and sail past my house and cruise through my portfolio. Global news can affect personal finances, even if isn’t your job that’s affected. … Continue reading

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Inconceivable And Yet

“The point is, ladies and gentleman, that greed, for lack of a better word, is good.” – Gordon Gecko, Wall Street That wasn’t what the movie was championing, but it is probably the most quoted line. Dealing with the modern … Continue reading

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Is Whidbey Changing – Spring 2019 – Coupeville

Every place is the same. Every place is different. Supply and demand affect prices. But every place has its supply issues and a demand for that supply. Saturday, May 4th, was the fourth in my series of talks about real … Continue reading

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Nickles And Dimes

How old are you? Do you remember when stores were built around the idea of nickles and dimes, or is being nickled and dimed something that sounds dealing with insignificant details? Change the wording from pennies to dollars and the … Continue reading

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Is Whidbey Changing – Freeland – Spring 2019

Give a talk three times and every time is different. Why not? Change doesn’t stop. Time and geography change the emphasis and the topics. A few hours ago I finished my third talk about real estate and affordability trends on … Continue reading

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Earthy Issues 2019

Several years ago I finished a post about garbage with; “Wouldn’t it be amazing, that when we finally contact an extra-terrestrial civilization, they look at us with respect because of the respect we show for what we have, how we … Continue reading

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Better Taxes In 2019

Finally, good news on tax day. Every year, filing income taxes provides yet one more data point in my roller coaster ride through America’s wealth classes. This year, despite making just about the same as the last few years, I … Continue reading

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