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What Are You Watching?

by Kirk Wright 03/19/2020

Understandably, people are finding ways to adjust to our new reality and staying home is one of those adjustments. The default activities of staying home for any extended period of time, as I understand them, are as follows: move the contents of the fridge into your stomach, engage lovingly with your family members, then enter promptly into bat-s*#@ crazy. To help avoid stage 3, I thought I would share some of my favorite movies with you to help pass the time. If you feel like sharing your favorites, perhaps we can all get through this together. Here they are in no particular order:

  • Young Frakenstien - watch for "No matter what I say..." hilarious
  • 40 Year-Old-Vrigin - watch  for "That hurt as much coming out..." 
  • Storks - watch for "I LOVE it! Do you love it?"
  • Ryan Hamilton's "Happy Face" (Netflix Special) - watch for "Get my mom..."
  • Airplane - watch for "Doctor." "Doctor." "Doctor." "Doctor."
  • Tommy Boy - watch for "Right here. Not here. Not here..."
  • The Rundown - watch for "Get outta here monkey!"

Cautionary Note: 

Watching these movies may cause the inadvertant spewing of saliva and nasal matter from nose and mouth. Remain a safe distance from family members when watching.


About the Author

Kirk Wright

I bought my first home in a small community on the shores of Lake Simcoe about an hour north of Toronto, Canada. Ironically, I couldn't wait for my mortgage statement to arrive each month so I could study it and mail in my payment (am I dating myself?). The statement would arrive. I'd scan the principal, revel in its reduction, then ask my REALTOR® what home values were doing in our neighborhood. It was intoxicating - principal down, home value up, repeat.

This home (actually a cottage) was my castle. I drilled a well to have running water year round, built a picket fence, painted the exterior, removed the shag carpet "insulation" off the walls and planted some flowers. It's difficult to convey how beautiful this home was to me.

Ultimately all the sweat was worth it 'cause I used the equity from the sale of that little property to fund my move to Orlando in 2001, my wedding and the down payment on our first home in the Milk District in Orlando.

Two years later we fell in love with a home in Winter Park's Dubsdread Heights neighborhood between Dubsdread Golf Course and Little Lake Fairview. Equity in our first home enabled us to refinance and pull out the necessary cash to use as a down payment on this second home. Now we were multi-home owners and landlords too!

Becoming a landlord brought the same sort of pride that came with buying my first home. Our tenants were wonderful, they LOVED the Milk District and never stopped thanking me for renting our home to them. In return, they paid us rent that covered the mortgage plus a little bit more. How awesome is that?

A year later our tenants were ready to become home owners themselves and moved to south Orlando. We put the house up for sale and our REALTOR® helped us secure nearly twice what we paid for it 3 years earlier. The American Dream was alive and well.

A number of years later we were in a position to buy our "forever" home, a beautiful home listed guessed it, Fannie Hillman + Associates. It is located in Orlando's Ivanhoe Village where culture, dining & nightlife are only as far as the end of the block. We kept our Dubsdread home and purchased the Ivanhoe Village property and became landlords once again.

For 16 years I helped local business owners grow their business using advertising and marketing and now I am thrilled to be part of the Fannie Hillman + Associates team as a REALTOR®, making my passion my career.

I look forward to using my experience to help you buy or market and sell your home.