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5 Tips Buyers Should Know

Even if you’re not planning to buy right now, these tips will help demystify the real estate process.   Your First Offer Sends a Message. An initial offer that’s too low may cause the seller to fire back with a higher price, or not respond at all. Also note that haggling sellers down to their […]

2020 Tax Time: What’s New?

Check out these tax tips and changes for the 2019-2020 tax years. Get Ahead! FSA (Flexible Spending Account) limit increased for 2020 to $2,750, up from $2,700 in 2019. Remember that this is “use it or lose it” money. Contribute a set amount per paycheck and use the funds for medical expenses like: Check out […]

Real Estate 2020: National Market Outlook

It’s impossible to predict the future, but here’s a look at where the real estate market stands at the beginning of 2020. First-Time Buyers Toss Their Hats in the Ring First-time buyers comprised 33% of all home buyers.3 Explained:  Many older millennials (ages 29 to 38) are getting into the market.3 Bigger Picture:  Low rates […]

Liven Up Your Holiday Celebration!

Gathering with family and friends is one of the best parts of the holiday season. Liven Up Your Holiday Celebration with these fun activities! Game On: Have board games and card games to play around the table. Keep them simple, friendly and fun: e.g. Scrabble, Apples to Apples or your favorite card game. Get Crafty:  […]

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.      […]

Cut Time Out Of Your Routine

Life is busy. Maybe you’re a full-time parent getting ready to send the kids back to school, or a young professional balancing two jobs. No matter your situation, try these time savers to help add extra time to your day and eliminate some stress.     Meal Prep: Meal prep means planning and preparing the […]

Make Your Dreams A Reality

How many times have you talked about visiting the Colosseum or snorkeling along the Great Barrier Reef without actually planning the trip? It’s easy to dream, it’s difficult to “do.” We all have excuses for why we can’t accomplish a distant dream. Remove those limits, and follow this path to make your dreams a reality. […]