GRANBURY, Texas – (August 7, 2012) – Undoubtedly, real estate has changed through the years. In Almy's Observations Over 50+ Years as a Realtor, author Buddy Almy shares his experiences and narrates how the face of real estate changed from the time when the European population moved to the “New World,” up to the present day.

Taking readers back to 1601, this book starts off with the birth of the author’s grandfather, 9 generations ago. It then tells about why he and his family moved to America and how this immigration of thousands changed the real estate picture. Written in a lighthearted manner, Almy's Observations Over 50+ Years as a Realtor contains the author’s experiences and the many observations from the things he has seen or encountered.

“The reason I devoted my life to real estate is the fact that my dad bought his first ranch for $40 per acre three miles southwest of Fort Worth, Texas, in 1936 and sold it for $1,000 per acre twelve years later! That was a gain of 2,500 percent over twelve years and translates to 208 percent per year,” Almy shares.

Historical, educational, and funny, Almy's Observations Over 50+ Years as a Realtor also leaves readers with the thought that “the best investment is real estate as they are not making any more land but they keep making more people! And population drives up the price of real estate!”

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About the Author
Buddy Almy was born and raised in Fort Worth Texas on July 29, 1930 and after he was 6 years old, his father bought his first ranch about 3 miles Southwest of Texas Christian University area. He grew up on this ranch until 1948 when his father sold the ranch and bought another ranch about 6 miles Northeast of Granbury, Texas. Almy went to Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas from 1948-1952 and graduated with a degree in Animal Husbandry.

He spent 4 years in the U.S. Air Force mostly in Harlengen, Texas and then went to work for the First National Bank of Ft. Worth, Texas. On June 2, 1959, he received my Texas Salesman's License and worked part-time for Yager & Company. On Feb. 1, 1970, he received his Texas Broker’s License and started his own company – Almy & Company Realtors in Hurst, Texas. In 1979, he moved his office and home to Granbury, Texas and has lived there since that time.

Almy's Observations Over 50+ Years as a Realtor * by Buddy Almy
Publication Date: July 31, 2012
Picture Book; $43.99; 138 pages; 978-1-4568-6809-3
Picture Book Hardcover; $53.99; 138 pages; 978-1-4568-6810-9

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