Volume 7, Issue 3

Newsletter Date:  March 25, 2017


You are receiving this letter because you are one of my Spartans - my top-producing brokers and investor clients - of whom I am allowed to have 300. Removal instructions are below. Today we'll talk about 24-hour cities. We also have lots of cute, clean jokes, some funny pics, and a hilarious lip-sync video.

Joke Du Jour

After three years of marriage, Kim was still questioning her husband about his lurid past. "C'mon, tell me," she asked for the thousandth time, "How many women have you slept with?" "Baby," he protested, "if I told you, you'd throw a fit". Kim promised she wouldn't get angry and finally convinced her hubby to tell her. "Okay," he said, "One, two, three, four, five, six, seven - then there's you - nine, ten, 11, 12, 13..."

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LSD Joke (PG)

A teenage boy asks his granny, "Have you seen my pills? They were labeled LSD?" Granny replies, "To hell with the pills, did you see the dragons in the kitchen?"

What is a 24-Hour City?

I was speaking with a big commercial lender this week. His minimum loan is $5 million! Anyway, he mentioned that he only lends in 24-hour cities. Hmm. What exactly is a 24-hour city?

A 24-hour city is defined as a city that never sleeps - restaurants, shops, and even movie theaters stay open all night. Examples of 24-hour cities include New York City, San Francisco, and Las Vegas.

What's so special about 24-hour cities? "Twenty-four-hour markets have attracted and retained businesses (and even spurred startups) so successfully that their CBD office vacancy rate averaged just 10.3% (between 2001 and 2014)... During the same stretch, the downtowns of 9-to-5 cities averaged a 16.6% office vacancy rate."

Comparable properties in 24-hour cities are much more expensive to lease or buy than in 9-to-5 cities. You would think that some shrewd business owners would spot the arbitrage. Why move to New York City when comparable office space in Columbus, Ohio is 60% cheaper, right? Over time you would think that the difference in lease rates and property values would shrink because of the increased demand for Columbus office space, right? Nope. Just the opposite has happened.

"Between 2001 and 2014, sales prices for office properties in 24-hour cities were 72 percent higher per square foot than those in 9-to-5 cities... No shock there. But despite those higher prices, the cumulative total return for property in 24-hour CBDs since 1987 has been an astounding 152 percent greater than for 9-to-5 downtowns..."

Put in simpler terms, while an investor may have to pay a boatload more for a 24-hour city (NYC) property, the return on his money is MUCH higher than investments in 9-5 cities! Wow. Its no wonder that the Big Dogs prefer to lend in 24-hour cities.

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Hamster Joke

Bought the missus a hamster-skin coat last week. We went to the fair last night, and it took me three hours to get her off the Ferris Wheel.

No sweet little hamsters were hurt in the making of this joke.

I had a hamster for four years named Otis. I loved Otis. He escaped from his cage and my condo one day, but he found life in the cold, cruel world to be pretty brutal. My neighbor was walking down a walkway to his condo, when Otis scurried onto the path in front of him and begged to be picked up. Honest!

Otis lived another two years with me. I got him a girlfriend, and he had a great time that evening; but afterwards - when he had served his usefulness for procreational purposes - she started to beat the heck out him! What's up with that??? Hamsters are apparently solitary animals. Poor guy - but for that one evening, man, he was one happy little critter.

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Breakfast Joke

I woke up this morning at 11:30 and could sense that something was wrong. I got downstairs and found the wife face down on the kitchen floor, not breathing! I panicked. I didn't know what to do. Then I remembered McDonalds now serves breakfast all day.

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Wheelchair Joke

Seven wheelchair athletes have been banned from the Para-Olympics after they tested positive for WD40.

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Ain't It the Truth?

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Blue Joke (PG-13)

A week after their marriage, the redneck newlyweds, Ed and Wanda, paid a visit to their doctor. "You ain't gonna believe this, Doc," said Ed. "My thingy's turnin' blue." "That's pretty unusual," said the doctor. "Let me examine you." The doctor took a look. Sure enough, Ed's "thingy" really was blue. The doctor turned to Wanda and asked, "Are you using the diaphragm that I prescribed for you?" "Yep, shore am," she replied brightly. "And what kind of jelly are you using with it?" "Grape," she replied.

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Video - Lip Syncing Couple Sings the Love Songs of the Decades - You Will Grin and Grin!

I dare you not to smile.

On a Personal Note

I am now the owner of a 20lb house wrecking machine, named Bernard. This dog is the definition of rough and tumble. This dog is immune to cat scratches. He has a nice, comfy bed inside, yet he prefers to sleep outside in the cold, wet grass. Keep in mind I live in Indiana, where it snows in March. Rain or snow doesn't wake him from his slumber. Mud gets him more excited than puppy treats. I have spent more time patching the holes in my fence than I have teaching him how to sit. And the worst part about all of this is that he is just so damn cute that I can never be mad at him!

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Final Funny

An elderly couple, who were childhood sweethearts, had married and settled down in their old neighborhood. To celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary, they walked down to their old school. There they hold hands, as they find the desk they shared and where he had carved, "I love you, Sally."

On their way back home, a bag of money falls out of an armoured car practically at their feet. She quickly picks it up. They don't know what to do with it, so they take it home. There she counts the money, $50,000.

The husband says, "We've got to give it back." She says, "Finders keepers." She puts the money back in the bag and hides it up in their attic. The next day, two FBI men are going from door-to-door in the neighbourhood looking for the money, and they show up at their home. One knocks on the door & says, "Pardon me, but did either of you find any money that fell out of an armoured car yesterday?" Sally says, "No." The husband says, "She's lying. She hid it up in the attic." She counters, "Don't believe him, he's getting senile."

But the agents sit the old man down and begin to question him. One says, "Tell us the story from the beginning." The old man says, "Well, when Sally and I were walking home from school yesterday..." At this point, the FBI guy looks at his partner and says, "We're outta here!"

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4811 Chippendale Drive, Suite 101
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Fax: (916) 338-2328
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