Entries by Terrie Schauer

Why You Should Build Habit-, Not Outcome Goals

It’s January. We’re all just back from vacation and doing our goal-setting for the year. Whether you want to purchase ten more doors or lose ten more pounds, how you approach that goal counts. Here’s what I mean. Progress isn’t linear. Life doesn’t have finish lines. If you set an outcome goal, every day you […]

If You Quit Now, You’ll Never Know How Close Are…

Life doesn’t have finish lines. When you race, it’s for a specific distance. In a Jiu Jitsu or wrestling or boxing match, there’s a time limit. But in life, very few races come with a defined finish line. You can spend years pushing—giving effort, time, money, sacrifice—and have no guarantee of when or, even if, […]

Terrie’s Predictions for the Rental Market 2023

Hold onto your hats. It’s going to be a long, cold winter for a lot of renters. In our office, we have a higher volume of payment defaults than ever before–and it’s mid-December! Usually, January and February are the months when most of our tenants have payment issues. They load their credit cards during the […]

Terrie’s Predictions for the Market in 2023

Rate increases will slow, prices will come down some, and professional investors will start getting antsy in Spring. Jammed up markets will start moving. Is it time to buy? Prices of investment properties will come down a bit, but the interest rates will continue to be a problem for profitability for a while longer. I […]

Confessions of a Damage Insurance Broker: Making Choices in a Changing Insurance Market

Interview with Jacques Amzallag: Top Damage Insurance Broker The insurance industry is changing. Premiums are going up, and so are claims-exclusions. It’s  a good time to hear from an expert in the field! I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Jacques Amzallag, top damage insurance broker at Racine & Chamberland. Here are some of the […]


A year ago, who lived on Zoom meetings, Uber Eats and Amazon? Now we all do. Technological change has reached a fever-pitch, and this isn’t likely to change soon. As Real Estate Investors, we need to be mindful of how we and our businesses interact with technology, to be able to adapt to a chancing […]

It’s Never Been A Better Time to Be A Woman

Yes, there are wrongs to be righted. Yes, there’s still injustice. Yes, gender roles are a subject of a lot of bad blood. But instead of dwelling there, why not take a moment to celebrate? Let’s do glass half-full. What incredible luck to be born female RIGHT NOW! We can choose who we marry, when […]