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WHERE DO (CAN) I PUT MY MOTHER-IN-LAW FOR THE HOLIDAYS?

  As housing and hotel rentals get more expensive, we need to think of creative ways to house our incoming onslaught of holiday visitors. I have collected a handful of reputable resources that are affordable and realistic for the already compounding expenses that come with the season. On the flip side, if you are traveling […]

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8 IDEAS TO FIND YOUR PERFECT WAY TO GIVE BACK!

You don’t have to put your life on the back burner to give back to others in need! You don’t have to part with your hard earned money while you are trying to make ends meet! You don’t have to live in Peruvian rain forests to make a difference! Here are 8 easy, cheap and […]

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HOW DOES YOUR FINANCIAL PLANNER GET PAID? TRUST ME, GOOD TO KNOW

How your financial advisor gets paid DOES impact you and your money. We would like to think that all financial advisors only have our best interests at heart, but unfortunately that is not always the case. Like everything, being informed will save you time and perhaps a lot of money. There are four different ways […]

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5 STEPS TO A ROCK SOLID OFFER- WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW!

In the current competitive real estate market, it is easy to get frustrated with multiple offers on properties we would like to purchase. Here are some important things to know before making your offer. The agent for the seller is going to not only look at the amount of your offer, but also it’s strength. […]

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10 TIPS For Staging Your Home with Little or Nothing

  Have you ever gone through listings on MLS or Zillow and thought to yourself, “What the heak are those sellers thinking listing their home like that?” I know I have, a lot. However, I am a professional stager. I turn dumps into dreams. Of course, that’s the worst case scenario. For the majority of […]

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10 EASY RULES FOR INVESTING IN REAL ESTATE AND KEEPING YOUR SANITY/ MONEY

Having an investment property or multiple investment properties can be a great way to financially leverage yourself. Here are 10 rules to keep in mind BEFORE deciding to take the plunge. 1. DO YOUR HOMEWORK Take the time to learn everything you can about your investment and everything included after the sale. Talk to your […]

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8 Really Good Reasons Not To Sell Your Home Without Agent

“For Sale By Ower” or (FSBO), prounounced Fiz-Boe is touted as a great way to save thousands of dollars when selling your home.  The standard real-estate commission is 6% or $15,000 on a $250,000 home.  I know this seems like a lot, but when you factor in everything, you’d be paying a lot more to […]

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Get A Clue to Avoid A Lemon

  One of the biggest fears we have when buying a house is that once we close and move in, everything will start falling apart.  Even though we don’t have a crystal ball to predict what might go wrong, here are some steps you can take to protect yourself.  One of these is a CLUE […]

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Understanding Mortgage Rates Can Save You Thousands of Dollars!

A mere eighth of a percent for a mortgage rate can save you thousands of dollars. As a consumer, the more you know about how mortgage rates are determined will help you tremendously when shopping around. And if you are not shopping around, you need to be! When trying to determine when rates will go […]

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