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There is more to life than Real Estate. My intention is to provide not only Real Estate information but items that we all face and experience in our daily journey through life.
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There are as many tips for first-time buyers as there are Real Estate Agents. BUT, in my humble opinion, the BEST tip is; ALWAYS hire a professional Realtor®.Let me say that again. ALWAYS hire a professional Realtor®.There are too many potential pitfalls along the buying and selling road of Real ...
06/12/2022
Ahhh...the joys of home ownership. I saw this posted on Facebook. It was posted by a person I know in my town. "Plumbing issues x3. Drain issues throughout. HVAC issues. Broken appliances. Ten million little projects adding up. Buy a house they said."" I’ve owned this place for 3 weeks." "I’ve ha...
06/11/2022
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Since Memorial Day it seems I've been a day off in my internal calendar Thinking today was 6 June and the 78th anniversary of D-Day June 6, 1944. This day was the beginning of the end for the forces of Germany and her Allies. The WWII generation is fast leaving us and we still owe them a huge deb...
06/07/2022
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On this day in 1868, a group of veterans led by Major General John A. Logan officially established Decoration Day which has become what we know as Memorial Day. The veteran's graves were decorated with flowers and General Logan read his orders.Below is a reading of General Logan's Orders.Today we...
05/30/2022
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Ok, here's the $64,000 question. How much is enough when it comes to updating/fixing your home to place it on the active market? Some folks go all in without regard for return on investment. Others do the bare minimum (lipstick on a pig). The best thing to do is ask your trusted professional Real...
05/13/2022
First, Happy Cinco da Mayo, which is widely celebrated in the United States.So, the good news is sellers are generally happy about price increases, BUT, are buyers and sellers looking for a new home before their closing? One of our sons just placed their home on the active market last week. Withi...
05/05/2022
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Happy May Day! The 1st of May is also known as International Workers Day and since we as Realtors work as hard as any other worker, Thank you for your dedication to the public by helpinbg them through the purchase and/or sale of Real Estate.Now that May is here the gardens will be planted, and cu...
05/01/2022
I remember when my wife and I were house hunting in the mid-1980s. Housing prices were rising and interest rates were rising. We were wondering if we'd really be able to afford a house if the trajectory on pricing and interest kept rising. We had been looking for a bit and were getting antsy BUT ...
04/20/2022
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When I was in the corporate world we experimented with remote working. It made management uncomfortable but they were looking for ways to increase productivity and cut costs but it didn't really catch on.  Fast forward 2 decades... You-know-what changed the face of business. Technology had made s...
04/06/2022
Spring has Sprung in many parts of the nation. There are still some areas in the northern reaches and higher elevations of the country where it is cold and snowy still, but nonetheless, Spring is here and the Spring Market for Real Estate is preparing to enter into high gear. I've noticed increas...
03/31/2022
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There is more to life than Real Estate. My intention is to provide not only Real Estate information but items that we all face and experience in our daily journey through life.