I started out the new year at the lake with some friends, and then got back to Kelowna for some good skiing. My two favorite posts were a little bit on the sub-prime crisis and a wee rant about renters and owners.
On the 11th I started working at Enquiro, which spawned the first post about our
Covey Coffee Club (We just had a couple more new people start, so it’s probably time for another club). I also started to find the voice for this site: I posted the first first Song Of The Week and accepted that this would be a real estate investing blog. This coincided with my first Quickstart/ACRES weekend, and then led to a popular post on finding cashflowing investment properties. I finished up with a little love for my parents and an experiment in visualizing my personal Belize.
The Millwoods townhouse popped up for the first time and I joined REIN. Carolyn guest-blogged for the first time, reminding me of how much property management and real estate investing has influenced my family.
The best thing I can remember about April was writing a post about finding dead people, because it continues to be found by really, really wierd search terms.
One Year till my Wedding! I had a pair of posts about tenants and property mangers, but most importantly my parents finally got to live some of their personal Belize, taking off to England and France for a month.
Dad and I coined the Black Triangle of Edmonton, Kristen and Greg got married and Mom and Dad got back from France. I made a big list of places to advertise your rentals and the Bank of Canada chose to hold the overnight at 3%. (That decision seems a little funny in retrospect.) I also did Alberta in a Weekend. That was dumb.
I removed conditions on a property and Megan got possession of her Condo. I had a great birthday, and then posted one of my most successful posts ever, the house price trends analysis. I also decided to make all my content avaiable via creative commons and play with slideshare more.
November was a blur of blogging. My semi-successful attempt to live-blog a REIN meeting happened in four parts, and I decided to be a little more useful by publishing more useful information for investors.
Sean helped me out with my quest for more stats, leading to some nice detailed data. I finally started ski-patrolling, and spent Christmas in Edmonton.
Maybe in the near future I’ll discuss what 2009 will bring….