Real estate has been the fastest way of accumulating wealth in the US especially if invested in prime neighborhoods whose business model you know. You need to know the market, who buys it, who sells it, what to buy, how much to buy for, what to build, what not to build, and how to sell.
If you think the picture of the house above is grand, it is. However, the art of architecture is to create grand out of nothing. Pool and Hot tub in the center, Pool house on the right, 9.2 surround sound Theater, Outdoor BBQ, high heat Wok burner, Pizza oven on the left, and the grand residence in the center is the house we build. Layered and balanced roof-lines arches columns and squares with depth in elevation, it is an exhibit of craftsmanship and design that makes it grand.
There is an order in the disorder, just like a waterfall, Turbulent, Vibrant, and Smooth at the same time. Putting things orderly is what we call building the home. The order we establish in the art of making a home, reflects our customer’s dreams. Developing a home is science as much as it is an art.
The reason is that building a home is not like McDonald’s where over a billion burgers sold, mostly alike, not that hard of a choice, but when it comes to building a house you have hundreds of changing parts, a decision-making nightmare. The contractor has a conflict of interest if the contractor chooses a better piece it cuts into his bottom line. For the peace of mind and building a quality home, it requires segregation of the builder fees from the actual construction material labor and subcontractor costs.
Our passions, all of my passions whether for profit or not for profit ventures revolve around people. In nonprofits it may be my “Science Bookclub” for Human Development or “Eye in Silicon Valley” the Technology Seminars to inspire our youth, or www.Virufy.org a nonprofit to find the early detection App for Covid-19 employing AI and Deep learning over Data collected from hospitals in the service of humanity, always about people.