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As a Friend or Family Member, How Can You Help Veterans Suffering with PTSD?

As a Friend or Family Member, How Can You Help Veterans Suffering with PTSD? In the course of my business as a Realtor I’ve had the honor of working with a good many Veterans, and on more than one occasion a Veteran client has informed me that they are suffering from PTSD. In each instance… Read More

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Never Been a Landlord Before? Here’s What You Need to Know.

Never Been a Landlord Before? Here’s a Few Things You Need to Know. Investing in Real Estate means different things to different people. The home you reside in is certainly an investment, but that’s not what most of us think of when we talk about Real Estate investing. More often the term refers to the… Read More

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What Determines a ‘Kind Community’? Do You Live in One?

What Determines a ‘Kind Community’? Do You Live in One? I’m sure we all have stories of neighborly deeds and random acts of kindness, but how do you determine where an entire community fits on the ‘kindness scale’? WalletHub thinks they’ve got it, and indeed their list of the top 6 Kindest Cities would appear… Read More

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Odds Are Good You’ll Be Moving to Phoenix

Odds Are Good You’ll Be Moving to Phoenix Where will you be relocating to? Phoenix comes in just third out of all our nation’s cities for the top destinations of relocatees. Completely understandable considering our 300+ days of sunshine per year. But Phoenix has far more going for it than just the weather. It’s a… Read More

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Video: Packing for a Move? Pack Up the Legal Issues First.

One of the most often overlooked moving details is transfer of utilities. It’s right at the top of my list of items to double-check with a client during final walk-through, but I always mention it several times before that. Frequently I receive a surprised look in return and a comment somewhere along the lines of… Read More

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What Increases Your Home’s Value? Apparently Walking, and Trader Joe’s

What Increases Your Home’s Value? Apparently Walking, and Trader Joe’s I recently read an article titled Trader Joe’s is Secretly Making Your Home More Valuable. I get it, sort of. But at the end of it all my question was: Is retail like Trader Joe’s actually increasing the value of the residential areas around it,… Read More

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When is a Garage Not Just a Garage? What Millennial Home Buyers are Looking For

When is a Garage Not Just a Garage? Millennial Home Buyers Look for More. If you’re considering updating or remodeling your home don’t forget the garage. With minimal time and expense you can update your garage so it will appeal to today’s home buyers. I don’t often discuss garages in this blog, but the subject… Read More

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Making the Big Move: Get Help or Go it Alone?

Infographic – Making the Big Move: Get Help or Go it Alone? When we moved across country we had some help. Indeed, we undertook almost none of it on our own. Movers packed all but the most personal or delicate items, loaded it all on a truck, stored it until we were prepared, unloaded, unpacked… Read More

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Urban Land Institute Report: The Suburbs Are the New City

Urban Land Institute Report: The Suburbs Are the New City. Metropolitan areas were, for a long stretch, the ‘place to be’ for convenience, accessibility, and amenities. But suburban communities are growing at a remarkable rate. Does this indicate a shift in priorities? It could be that public transportation is spreading further from the city, and… Read More

Photos, Just for Fun: Houses Buried in Snow

You might think I have a mean streak… and maybe I do. But that used to be me with a shovel on top of a roof. I didn’t really think it was funny then, and I don’t think it’s funny now, and I know that as crazy as it is, there are folks who love… Read More