The real estate market has been on fire since completely bottoming out between 2011 and 2012. Investors started the trend by realizing that prices were low, and they pounced. Investors with deep pockets were grabbing up as much real estate as possible at a steep discount. At the time, cash was king.
It was a week before Christmas. I just had a large holiday party, there were still dishes in the sink from the night before and unwrapped presents in the spare bedroom. It was the phone call you never want to receive.
My aunt telephoned me from Hawaii telling me that my dad had gotten up in the middle of the night, got disorientated and fell