I had a friend in college who was a geology major. After we graduated, he moved to the Southwest, in large part because of the amazing geology of that part of the country. He attended graduate school at the University of Arizona, and he has remained in that part of the country ever since. Recently he told me that he was looking at investing in some casa contenta real estate. I did not know much about this, but I asked him why, to be polite. He said that he thought this was a very good investment opportunity that would bring a good return in the future.
Personally, I have never been terribly interested in investing in real estate, but I know a number of people who are. Some of them have done quite well, while others have taken a bath. I wished him luck, and decided to check back with him after a while to see how his investments had done. Well, a few days ago, he called me up out of the blue, and told me that he was doing quite well in the real estate market. I congratulated him, and he invited me and my family to come down and visit him.
We drove down, which took a few days, and spent some time visiting him and his family. It was quite a nice visit. We even had the opportunity to go see the Grand Canyon, which I had never seen before. I am a bit scared of heights, so it was a somewhat unnerving experience, but I was glad to have had a chance to see it. On the whole, it was a very nice trip, and I was very impressed by my friend’s property. He certainly seemed to have made some wise investments in the local real estate market.