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I traveled to West Virginia this week with my sister, Madeline, to meet up with another sister, Maureen. Somehow along the way when looking at Google Maps on my phone, we must have dropped a new destination pin. As the car climbed up over Cheat Mountain, we lost our cell signals but the map stil...
11/02/2018
  Authenticity is perhaps the most important concept in personal branding for luxury real estate or any other real estate marketing professionals. Without authenticity, you live in a masquerade ball or hell as we see it.   What is at stake if you forego authenticity? Quite simply, it is your own...
11/01/2018
Don’t let the Blastards get you down.   A refusal to allow early occupancy, turned into an endless, streaming rant on the other side. Sad that someone would feel entitled to throw a tantrum simply because they were told NO.    Too many things can go wrong and the liability lies on the homeowner'...
11/01/2018
“Working with a REALTOR” may not mean that you have REALTOR Representation. Yep! You’ve decided to buy a house. You’ve been told that it would behoove you to work with a REALTOR because the process of buying a house is very complex. You: know a REALTOR – or have been referred by a family member,...
10/31/2018
Recently, people have been asking if mortgage interest rates will be going up. That’s a good question. And it’s good to be concerned about it if you’re considering buying a home in the near future. There’s no way to definitely answer this, let alone how much the rates will go up. They go up and ...
10/30/2018
Updating your home provides you with an excellent opportunity to increase property value, update the home’s style and improve its functionality for your current and future needs. Many homeowners have been dreaming about what their remodeled home may look like for many years, so you understandabl...
10/30/2018
Last week we helped my Brother in Law downsize and move into a new apartment. Even though he lost one bedroom he gained a nice sized storage / pantry, a larger living room plus a bigger bedroom. In the past three years he went from a 4BR single family 2,200 sf home to a 2 bedroom apt. and now a ...
10/30/2018
Have you ever used Facebook to sign onto another site? Many of us do this pretty blindly simply because it is very convenient. But, this convenience could come at a cost. You know the drill. You go to a website and it says “Log In With Facebook.” or Google. Usually, it just takes a couple of cli...
10/27/2018
Everyone enjoys a hot shower - but what is too hot for your water?  How much energy does it take to heat the water and keep the temperature tap ready?  How can you save money and still have hot water on demand?  These questions and more are answered on the U.S. Department of Energy's website alo...
10/27/2018
Getting a mortgage is a crucial step on the way to buying a home or investing in real estate generally unless you have enough money to pay fully in cash, which the clear majority of people don’t. A mortgage is a loan, and you’ll need to be approved for a specific amount of money by a financial i...
10/27/2018
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