Discussion with your Insurance Agent

Insurance and homeowners go together like peanut butter and jelly. Lenders require fire insurance at a minimum for homes with a mortgage but many owners opt for a more comprehensive coverage with a homeowner’s policy. Flooding?However, comprehensive doesn’t mean that everything is covered. Filing a claim is not the time to learn that you don’t[…]

George/Mary Ann Was Right!

It’s been one of those weird weeks. Torn. That’s what I’ve been. Torn. Yes/No, Too Old/Just Right. Shoulda/Coulda/Woulda. What’s he talking about? I’ve been doing two things this week: booking classes for the rest of 2015 and trail running lots of miles while focusing on getting extremely fit. Outside of those things and my wonderful[…]

Grilling Safety

More people grill in July than any other month. While grilling is all about good food, fun, friends and celebrations, it is important to make sure that accidents don’t interrupt your activities. Approximately half of the injuries involving grills are thermal burns. If you work with fire, there’s a chance of getting burned. Only use[…]

Intermission, Goals and Dancing Hot Dogs

CAUTION! The video below may produce nostalgic memories, hunger or nightmares. Watch only after extreme forethought. Discretion is advised. Happy July 1st. Half of the year is gone. It’s intermission. Anyone old enough to remember drive-in movies will fondly (or scarily) recall juggling popcorn bags, tightrope walking ice cream bars and of course, dancing hot[…]

Get the Listing Mindset

A mindset is a mental attitude or disposition that predetermines a person’s responses to and interpretations of situations. Some people believe that mindsets are fixed. I believe mindsets are capable of growth and change. The Listing Mindset, therefore, can be developed, It is not present at birth. So how do we get there? First (and foremost)[…]

Reducing Interest Expense

0% financing has induced car buyers into taking the plunge because it doesn’t cost anything to use someone else’s money.  While mortgage rates are not at zero, they’re close enough that many buyers are applying similar logic. Qualified mortgage interest is deductible on taxpayers’ returns subject to the maximum acquisition debt of one million dollars. […]