Real Music & Real Estate . . .

Yiddishe Cup’s bandleader, Bert Stratton, is Klezmer Guy.

He knows about the band biz and – check this out – the real estate biz too. So maybe he’s really Klezmer Landlord.

You may not care about the real estate biz. Hey, you may not care about the band biz. (See you.)

This is a blog with a gamy twist. It features tenants with snakes and skunks, and musicians with smoked fish in their pockets.

Stratton has written op-eds for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post.



Re: my op-ed in today’s NYT (9/30/12)

Welcome, NY Times readers.

I know you’re busy. You have other things to do.
Like benching the Sunday Times.

Guys, give me a New York minute!

Are you looking for top-quality real-estate lit?  You just found it!  (To subscribe, enter your email in the space on the left and click “submit.”)

I’ve been on the NYT op-ed page three times in the past year and a half. I’ve written a million — make that 72 — blog posts about real estate.  Check them out here.

Must read amusing posts about real estate now.  Yes, you must.

I do a music/prose show, “Dear Landlord.”   I’m doing my “Dear Landlord” (aka “Klezmer Guy”) show at The Ark, Ann Arbor, Michigan,  on Sat. Feb. 9.

My band, Yiddishe Cup, plays all over the country. When my buildings turn to dust, this song will remain.

Meshugeneh Mambo (Crazy Mambo) by Yiddishe Cup

I post up every Wednesday morning.  Subscribe and you’ll get a weekly post.  I won’t sell or give away your email address.

I’ll gladly write a book about real estate if a publisher offers me a contract. (TV series would be OK, too!)   Title:  How to Jam with Your Tenants.  The mock-up for the book is here  — an article I wrote for City Journal. The article is my best essay.

Thanks for your time and interest.

–Bert Stratton

Vid time. Here’s a clip from the “Dear Landlord” show.

One more vid, “Should I Rent to a Stripper?”   For landlords only!

No, one more!  Michael Brecker, on electronic wind instrument, jams with economist Milty Friedman.  This vid was on my blog last week, too.  By  Jack Stratton.

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1 Rentierra Madre { 09.30.12 at 12:03 pm }

How many storefronts and apartments sit empty, how many properties do you pay taxes on without any financial return, how many main streets turn to ghost towns before you heed what the market is telling you? The answer is blowin’ in the wind, dear landlord. Lower your rent if you can’t find renters! Nobody wants to listen to the “woe unto me” complaints of someone sitting on 30 empty and evidently overpriced properties and stomach a patronizing pretense of a genuine concern for main street to boot. Speaking of boots…Shalom.

2 Sam Goulder { 10.01.12 at 10:02 am }

The publisher of the Lakewood Observer just slammed you as an “absentee landlord” on his blog at:

You should correct him.

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