Category Archives: For Buyers
The Science of Gratitude

The science is in — a grateful disposition reduces materialism, risk of burnout and symptoms of depression and makes you happier! Here are three small acts with big impacts to help you practice gratitude daily.   Handwritten Notes Get Started: Pick up a pen and a pack of blank note cards Send at least one […]

Boost Your Home’s IQ

Homeowners are taking their homes into the 21st century with “smart home” technology. Here are a few products that can make your home smarter, safer and more efficient. Ring Doorbell A motion-activated video doorbell system with an app that enables you to see and even speak to visitors at your door from anywhere. Also available […]

The Not-So-Hidden Talents of Your Real Estate Pro

A home is one of the largest purchases you’ll make in life, and I’m here to make it a positive experience you will never forget! You know I can help you buy or sell, but here are some other perks I can provide you and other not-so-hidden talents of your real estate pro.      […]

Get Your Home Ready for Summer

Spring into action and complete maintenance work this spring, so come summer, you can sit back, relax and enjoy a hot dog on the grill at your perfect barbecue. Use this checklist to give your home a smooth transition with the change in seasons. Wash your home’s exterior Depending on the siding you have, power-washing […]

Getting The Mortgage Monkey Off Your Back

Only 34% of Americans own their homes free and clear. All other homeowners have a mortgage they’re chipping away at. If you have a mortgage, you may want to consider paying it off early.   Before you begin, you should know… Some states allow lenders to implement prepayment penalties, which means it could actually cost […]

How To Build Wealth the Smart Way

Make the right moves when it comes to managing your money. Many entrepreneurs keep a copy of The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason on their bookshelves. In this classic, Clason offers timeless financial advice through several parables. Here are some of those valuable lessons.   Pay Yourself First Start small. Save at […]

The New Tax Law at a Glance

Here are a few major changes to the federal tax code that may affect your 2018 returns. Don’t Miss a Beat Stay on top of these important dates now so you’re not surprised later… Need more help making sense of it all? Consider using a tax pro. If you don’t have one yet, call me […]

The US Housing Market Outlook

Although it’s impossible to predict the future, current trends and statistics create a picture of the market’s health. THE NATIONAL MARKET AS WE BEGIN 2019 Home sales are down 1.5 percent from a year ago. 1 Experts say that many buyers are priced out of the market or they’re waiting until more homes within their […]

Achieve Your Financial Goals in 2019

With 2019 right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about what we would like to achieve in the coming year. Many have goals pertaining to finances, whether it’s to save for retirement or a down payment on a home, build wealth through investment or reduce debt. In fact, more than 77% of Americans […]

Purposefully Give Thanks

Did you know Thanksgiving wasn’t celebrated regularly until President Abraham Lincoln declared the fourth Thursday of November a national holiday? A little-known fact is that Sarah Josepha Hale campaigned to recognize the day for 17 years prior to it being made a federal holiday. Here are some ideas to help us remember that the holiday […]