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​​To-Dos: Your May Home Checklist
May 1, 2017

We have been teased by some summer-warm days and it is great to see plants emerging and the beautiful color of spring grass.  Lots of rain this spring will give plants a good head start so I will try not to look whine too much and just look forward to hanging out on the deck – I will send some pics and some great deck ideas in a week or so....Read 
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To-Dos: Your March Home Checklist
March 1, 2017

​When I was a kid, we always did Spring Cleaning – Everything came out of rooms and closets and the
result made everything feel fresh. I admit I have lost that habit but here are some good ideas to start to
shake off winter....Read 
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To-Dos: Your February Home Checklist
February 1, 2017

​It is the shortest month but it often seems to drag on when we are looking for the end to winter. Here
are some ideas to enjoy being inside a while longer...Read 
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FHA Mortgage Premium Drops
January 12, 2017

Starting with new loans on 1/26/17, the MIP portion of a mortgage payment will be lower.  How much?  For a $100,000 purchase price – the MIP will be...Read More

To-Dos: Your January Home Checklist
January 1, 2017


A fresh new year! It is nice to have some quiet time after the bustle of the holidays and now is the time
to look around our home and make it comfortable before you snuggle in....Read 
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To-Dos: Your December Home Checklist
December 8, 2016

Weather has been so mild this fall that getting ready for winter has been easy to put off.  The white stuff and cold weather are coming though and this checklist was helpful to me.  Read More


The Right Questions Are Key
October 20, 2016

Asking the right questions will lead to the answers that help you determine which agent to use for one of the largest investments that most people make…the purchase or sale of their home. Read More


When the Interest Rate Goes Up 
October 13, 2016

It’s not “if” the rate goes up but “when” the rate goes up; it could make a big difference for some buyers. Freddie Mac predicts that mortgage rates will be at 4.5% in the fall of 2017. Read More


Three Negotiations - What to Expect When Negotiating a Home Sale
October 7, 2016

There are three negotiation periods in some home sales. The primary negotiation takes place when the contract is agreed upon that includes the price, closing and possession.. Read More​​


You Can Turn That Into a Bathroom Vanity? 
August 31, 2016

Thinking about a new look for your bathroom?  Gone are the days when clean and matching towels are all we do to decorate that smallest room in the house. Read More


Financial Freedom
August 26, 2016

I was speaking to a group the other day about the merits of investment real estate.  Income properties can be a huge boost to your retirement income, or be a way to fund education for kids or grandkids.  In my talk, I mentioned that investment real estate isn’t... Click Here to Read More