Giving back, during the holidays or anytime can make a huge difference in all of our lives.   Christmas is a time for giving; it’s a wonderful, feel -good season for all of us to bring joy to others through the gifts of time, acts of kindness and yes -presents. It’s hard to think of anyone, let alone children, …

DOWNSIZING AND LATERAL MOVES: identifying housing needs through different phases of life   WRITTEN BY TRACY PETERNELL as we grow in both age and experience, understanding our housing wants and needs is an important part of long term security and home satisfaction.   As we move through the different phases of our lives, our needs invariably change in many ways both …

Customer Appreciation: a.k.a. – Appreciating your customers Creating a relationship with clients is an integral part of a realtor’s job – if you’re not feeling valued as a client, it might be time to consider moving on   If you’ve never had the pleasure of working with a really good realtor, I mean really good, then you might not know …

Okay – so you’ve bought your first, second, third or 10th home. Now what? If you’re like me, you want your new home to maintain its value. Not that you plan on moving anytime soon…but just in case! If you’re also like me, when you went looking at new places, it was incredibly disheartening to see homes selling for upwards …

Making the decision to buy a new home is intense; even more intense is to sell your current home in order to buy that new home. If you’re like me, your initial introduction into the real estate world is intimidating and wrought with anxieties. Add in the fact that you’re supposed to then put all of your financial and emotional …

So, now that I have officially purchased my second property (my husband is at four), I’d like to believe that I’m now an expert in real estate and I’m ready to take the next step in my real estate journey – investing and making lots of money from that investing. Easy enough, right? If only. Once we started thinking about …

So, you’re half way there – you’ve decided to sell your home or buy a new one, or both. Now that you’ve made up your mind, you have, arguably, the second most important decision to make. Who are you going to choose to represent you, and to be your advocate? Who is going to be your realtor? Hmmm… This decision …