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90 years old…Lessons learned from my Dad

February 22, 2009














Today is S.A. Parvin’s 90th birthday. Why is this special? Because he is my Dad. What does this have to do with real estate? Very little but I don’t care.

Dad is my home. Not only did he provide me with a roof over my head but he made it (along with my Mom) a haven and place of refuge from the harshness of this world. He was and is a war hero, a hard working man, a GREAT golfer (he would really like you to know this especially), a devoted husband, a loving father. He is simply extraordinary.

I listed a home in Orlando today that is 1,000 square feet with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. It is strikingly similar to the home I grew up in and the home in which my parents raised FOUR kids after WWII. How did we all fit in this house? We thought it was a mansion. In later years we moved upscale to the Country Club and a different lifestyle but that small home in North Miami remains a place that I remember with great fondness.

In today world we forget that as cliché as it sounds…home is where the heart is. A home is not simply an investment. For many of us our homes are a place for love and laughter. They are a little slice of heaven on earth. We would be wise to remember this always.

Happy 90th Birthday Dad! It’s still good to go home.