News From Victoria Newstead

Fun Facts about the Month of August

What hidden meanings lie behind August, also known as the “holiday month”, the final month of summer.

Here are a few of our favorites:

  1.  The birthstones for August are the peridot and the sardonyx.
  2. The zodiac signs for August are Leo (July 23 – August 22) and Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
  3. August in the Northern Hemisphere is similar to February in the Southern Hemisphere.
  4. August’s flower is the gladiolus. The flower was discovered in Africa in the 17-18th centuries and was initally used as food (don’t try this at home!).
  5. The name “August” was given by Roman emperor August, in 8BC. Until then, the Romans called August “Sextilis” meaning the sixth month of their calendar. Augusts claimed this month his own because most of his victories occurred during August. Many other versions of the name designate this month as Harvest Month.
  6. Famous birthdays in August include Barack Obama, Herman Melville, Hulk Hogan, Mila Kunis, Jennifer Lawrence, Ben Affleck, Madonna, Robert DeNiro, Peter O’Toole and Cameron Diaz.


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Don’t Kiss!

Wife: “Our new neighbor always kisses his wife when he leaves for work.
Why don’t you do that?”
Husband: “How can I? I don’t even know her.”


Caller I.D.

Q: What does my dog and my phone have in common?
A: They both have collar I.D.


Birthday Cake Love

Did you hear about the love affair between sugar and cream?
It was icing on the cake.


Can You Hear Me Now?

Never criticize someone until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes.
That way, when you criticize them, they won’t be able to hear you
from that far away. Plus, you’ll have their shoes.

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If you are like most people, the idea of riding the stock market ‘roller coaster’ makes you feel a little queasy.  The highs can be a lot of fun, but the lows really give you a kickin’ (and there seem to be a lot more lows than highs for most investors).

While real estate also follows a cycle, it tends to be a much more gradual one.  Investing in revenue properties offers us limited immunity from fluctuation.

This means that you don’t tend to see the massive ups and downs of the stock and commodity markets.  It’s a much gentler ride, and tends to provide very solid returns on investment over the long run.  This is another reason I prefer real estate investing over other kinds of investments.

About Victoria Newstead

Victoria Newstead is a professional real estate entrepreneur and consultant. Victoria’s current focus is long term multi-family properties.

If you would like to find out more about how to get an above average return on your money, backed by a solid asset (real property), and without the hassle of being a contractor and/or landlord – contact Victoria.

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