Ways to Invest in Yourself

According to personal development legend Jim Rohn, “to have more than you’ve got, become more than you are.” That’s where personal growth comes in. Personal development includes activities that help you improve your hard and soft skills, cultivate your talents and tap into your potential so you can improve your overall quality of life. These […]

7 Features That May Sell Your Home Faster

If you’re thinking of putting your home on the market this spring, you may be wondering how to make your home more attractive to prospective buyers. The following are the most common features buyers want in a home.* Laundry room. While many homes have a nook in the hallway or within a bathroom for a […]

What’s in Store for the Market in 2017?

What does the future hold for the housing market in 2017? Experts have weighed in and one thing is for sure:  The housing market is set to heat up this year!   PRICES ARE ALMOST AT PRE-RECESSION HIGHS Nationally, the market is expected to normalize with healthy sales and moderate price growth.1 However, some experts […]

It’s Not Too Early to Start Thinking about Taxes

For many, filling out tax forms is a time-consuming and frustrating task.  Perhaps that’s why nearly a quarter of Americans wait until the last minute to start preparing their returns. 1 The downside of procrastinating is you may miss the potential tax benefits you deserve. The earlier you prepare your return, the more time you […]

9 Reasons You Need an Agent to Help You Buy or Sell a Home

Whether you’re selling your first or fourth home, buying an existing property or building a new home, there’s one thing you need: a reputable agent. While some may say you can buy or sell your home on your own, if you’re not familiar with the process, it may lead to more frustration and aggravation than […]

Save Money on Home Energy This Winter

As we head into the winter months, you may notice one thing: an increase in your energy bill. The reduced amount of daylight drives us to turn on our lights sooner, while the cooler temperatures cause us to crank up the heat inside. The winter and summer months tend to be the most energy-intensive times […]

9 Ways to Say “Thanks”

What’s the best way to show appreciation and improve relationships with family, friends and anyone you associate with each day? Express gratitude. Aesop, the ancient Greek storyteller, said, “Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.”  While we may appreciate something a person has done for us, our gratitude often goes unexpressed or unnoticed. When someone […]

Advice for Today’s Home Seller

Selling a home is an emotional process for many sellers, especially first-time sellers and those who have lived in their homes for a long time. People sell for many reasons; whatever yours is, here’s how to handle it. For all sellers: The first time you sell a home, you may be anxious about the process. […]

How to Achieve Financial Freedom

The New Year may be several months away, but the time to financially prepare for it is right now. While it may take patience and discipline, financial freedom is within your reach. Whether you’re trying to pay off large debts or boost your savings for a rainy day, large purchase or retirement, make 2017 the […]

Protect Your Information from Thieves

More than 17.6 million Americans were victims of identity theft in 2014 alone. 1 Most victims discovered their information had been compromised when their banks contacted them about suspicious activity. Thieves are more sophisticated than ever, often using technology to help them steal information. Other times, they prey on the trusting nature of people to […]