quotations about real estate
It is a comfortable feeling to know that you stand on your own ground. Land is about the only thing that can't fly away.
ANTHONY TROLLOPE, The Last Chronicle of Barset
Real estate is at the core of almost every business, and it's certainly at the core of most people's wealth. In order to build your wealth and improve your business smarts, you need to know about real estate.
DONALD TRUMP, Think Like a Billionaire
Everyone says buying your first apartment makes you feel like an adult. What no one mentions is that selling it turns you right back into a child.
ANDERSON COOPER, attributed, Real Estate Law
Keep calm and let me list your home.
Land is the only thing in the world that amounts to anything.
MARGARET MITCHELL, Gone With the Wind
In show biz you are where you live. Real estate is the key to who has been signed, dumped, divorced, defrocked, deflowered, disbarred, arrested, disgraced, married and multiplied.
PAMELA LANSDEN, People Magazine, July 13, 1987
Real estate doesn't interest me. It's no doubt a great flaw in my personality, but I can't think in terms of boundaries. Those imaginary lines are as unreal to me as elves and pixies. I can't believe that they mark the end or the beginning of anything of real concern to the human soul.
KURT VONNEGUT, JR., Mother Night
The smallest patch of green to arrest the monotony of asphalt and concrete is as important to the value of real estate as streets, sewers and convenient shopping.
JAMES FELT, New York Times, June 28, 1960
Everyone wants a piece of land. It's the only sure investment. It can never depreciate like a car or a washing machine. Land will double its value in ten years. In less than that. Land is going up every day.
SAM SHEPARD, Curse of the Starving Class
It's tangible, it's solid, it's beautiful. It's artistic, from my standpoint, and I just love real estate.
DONALD TRUMP, interview, January 9, 2002
Feudalism made land the measure and the master of all things.
LORD ACTON, The History of Freedom in Christianity
I had heard my father say that he never knew a piece of land run away or break.
JOHN ADAMS, Autobiography
The best investment on earth is earth.
LOUIS GLICKMAN, Texas Monthly, November 1990
The land is the only thing in the world worth working for, worth fighting for, worth dying for, because it's the only thing that lasts.
MARGARET MITCHELL, Gone With the Wind
Buy real estate in areas where the path exists and buy more real estate where there is no path, but you can create your own.
DAVID WARONKER, attributed, How Real Estate Developers Think: Design, Profits, and Community
Although there will be some events that will be similar in the diverse real estate market, real estate is essentially a local commodity that will rise and fall in longterm value based on what goes on in that very local market.
JACK CUMMINGS, Real Estate Finance and Investment Manual
I'm very harsh on real estate agents. I'm not sure why. Maybe it's because of how they call every small house "charming" and every run-down house a "great fixer-upper". Just once, I'd like them to show me a house and declare, "This one's a piece of crap."
STEPHAN PASTIS, Pearls Sells Out: A Pearls Before Swine Treasury
There have been few things in my life which have had a more genial effect on my mind than the possession of a piece of land.
HARRIET MARTINEAU, Autobiography
The land was ours before we were the land's.
ROBERT FROST, "The Gift Outright"
What we call real estate -- the solid ground to build a house on -- is the broad foundation on which nearly all the guilt of this world rests. A man will commit almost any wrong -- he will heap an immense pile of wickedness, as hard as granite, and which will weigh as heavily upon his soul, to eternal ages -- only to build a great, gloomy, dark-chambered mansion, for himself to die in.
NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE, The House of the Seven Gables