Colorado Wire Fraud

Colorado Wire Fraud

ABC Denver 7 recently reported a story about a family victimized by wire fraud and scammed out of $272,000. James and Candace Butcher sold their home in Longmont, CO and planned to use the proceeds as a down payment on their new home. The couple was informed by the real estate agent that they would receive wiring instructions prior to the closing. They received the…

Home Energy Report

Home Energy Information Guide

The U.S. Department of Energy has partnered with NAR (National Association of REALTORS), RESO (Real Estate Standards Organization) and the Council of Multiple Listing Services to produce a home energy guide. The guide is a fantastic resource and will help real estate professionals educate their energy-conscious clients. The guide also includes best practices for presenting the data using MLS guidelines and being RESO compliant. You…

Maker Faire Bay Area 2017

Maker Faire Bay Area 2017 Photos

As I wrote in my last post, the community is the foundation of Maker Faire. It’s a bit avant-garde, whimsical, inventive and always colorful. I had an amazing time capturing the experience this year. Maker Faire is the ultimate eye candy. The event photographs itself. All I had to do is point and shoot.

Bay Area Maker Faire 2017

2017 Bay Area Maker Faire

The greatest show and tell on Earth was back in San Mateo this past weekend for the 12th annual Bay Area Maker Faire. The event featured almost 1,300 makers and more than 140,000 attendees. For those unfamiliar with the event, the community is the foundation of Maker Faire. It’s a community that embraces the convergence of art, science, technology and engineering. It’s a bit avant-garde,…

Islands of the Future

I recently watched the five-part documentary series, “Islands of the Future” on Netflix. The series documents five islands off the coast of Europe who are reimagining the future of energy. Historically, these small islands have battled the forces of nature. Today, they’re leveraging the power of the sun, wind and water to generate clean energy. The rising cost of oil and gas combined with limited…