You must remember this.

That's the opening line to Louis Armstrong's classic As Time Goes By. The song goes on to say, "a kiss is just a kiss, a sigh is just a sigh, the fundamental things apply."

While this isn't the place to talk about kissing, it is a great space to discuss another favorite topic of mine: real estate fundamentals. To me, it comes down to two things:
1) Where you are now
2) Where you want to be.
The rest is just noise. I shared this philosophy with a friend at a dinner party recently and her relief was evident. Zeroing in on these two factors enables you to focus on market trends in your current niche neighborhood and watch for opportunities where you want to end up.

Here's a tip: Let me in on your real estate dreams and I'll be on the lookout for you.