Category Archives: crime and second homes
They say that 70% of all communication is visual, and in the last few days there has been a lot of bro ha ha concerning our three top mayoral candidates, which is making it difficult to decide who to vote for. So I decided to cast my vote based on real estate. I drove around town and snapped photos of the three top candidates’ homes and explored their neighborhoods a bit to define the men and also see how supportive their neighbors are. If a candidate is a good neighbor, chances are he’ll make a good mayor. Why not use real estate to help us decide who we want running our fair city?
Here are the Pentagon’s details of the Abbotabad (or is it Abbottabad?) compound where Osama was holed up. His digs were not too shabby — the home is valued at about a million. Note to self: when neighbors start burning their garbage and cover windows with walls, get suspicious.
Remember when the Wall Street Journal told us crime was so bad in Mexico that even the Mayor of Monterrey, Fernando Larrazabal had fled and re-located his family to the Dallas area? (I found out it was to Las Colinas, and y’all got mad at me. I also found out on a visit to La Paz, Mexico, in November that Sr. Larrazabal wanted to be closer to her family here in North Texas.) Crime there is way out of control; the city is caught in a war between two drug cartels, the Gulf Cartel and the Zetas. A U.S. Federal ICE agent was recently murdered, and the violence could be spreading to the U.S.
All the squawking in this country about illegal immigration, I thought this might help influence your first, second and third home purchases: the safest cities in the U.S. have higher immigrant populations — and better ethnic food, all of which is very important when considering a second home purchase!