Healthcare Changes You’ll Pay for in 2013

Imagine for a moment that you’re 8 years old and you run a lemonade stand. It’s the most simplistic of businesses—all you need are cups, lemons, sugar, water, ice and the right price. Unfortunately, the neighborhood discovers kinks in your business model. As a result, they impose a strict rule saying you may only charge $0.10 … Continue reading

5 Fast Fixes for your Credit Score

Mortgage borrowers today understand the need for a high credit score. You won’t have access to the best mortgage rates unless your credit score is 740 or higher. If you’re in the market for home loan and simply need to give your score a little boost before submitting your application, experts say there are several … Continue reading

The Worst Colors to Use in a Home

Emerald may be this year’s color of the year and hot hue, but which colors should you avoid? Color research tells us some colors to avoid. Colors that can be considered, as some researchers note, “eye irritants” and can even cause headaches or mess with your vision. According to color research, the worst offending color: Yellow as a “pure … Continue reading

Buyers Beware, the Market is Shifting

The last several years it has been a strong seller’s market in our area meaning there was 6+ months of inventory in most price ranges. The tides seem to be changing with the latest data we have received. Here are some updated figures showing how things are looking today. – Year over year from Jan 2011 … Continue reading

What A Real Estate Expert Can Do For You

Decades ago you had to go to a real estate agent in order to get information on property listings. Huge books filled with all the local real estate listings were distributed to real estate offices. The agents would review the books and find homes that matched their clients’ needs. Then the address was given to … Continue reading

My 2012 Blog in Review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 1,900 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 3 years to get … Continue reading

5 Christmas Extras You Don’t Need

This holiday season, just like every Christmas, you have all sorts of businesses competing for your hard-earned dollars. If you’ve turned on the TV or been to the mall recently, you know they will market you to death. One thing they love to market is extra stuff. And, usually, it’s extra stuff you don’t need. You know … Continue reading