CW (standing next to my table, speaking in a hushed voice): I'm gonna do what you did.
Me: What did I do?
CW: You sold your place (this is a townhouse I bought, cleaned up, rented out, and eventually sold due to progressively bad Nazi HOA)
Me: Yeah, but make sure you get a good price. Sell high, buy low.
CW: It's overseas, ya'know.
CW (hushed): Dubai
Me: Oh boy! How are the prices?
CW (shakes his head): They're OK. But I'm going to cash out and buy something around here (Florida metro).
Me: You're a couple of years too late. 2010-2013 was buying season. 2014 prices went hot hot hot, ain't nothing nice to buy. Even shitholes have high prices. You won't make money on a flip. Ask Bob. (Bob is another co-worker with 15 years of RE renovating and flipping experience, a guy I consider a font of knowledge.) And if you do find something, start small, and in an area that you know. There's plenty of RE in the area you live.
CW: Yeah, maybe I'll buy a multi-family property.
Me: OK.... (turned around and sighed heavily). Mental facepalm.