Achieve Peace, Mindfulness Without Meditation

Add some Zen to your personal space, both at home and in the office. If zen for you involves traditional items like a small Buddha statue, desktop Zen garden or Bonzai tree, great.

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Silence does not automatically equal success Peace comes in many forms Removing the negative can be just as valuable as adding the positive The benefits of meditation are lauded and proven. No one is arguing that whether it’s a few quiet moments in the morning, a peaceful, solo run at lunch or a full-out, 20-minute […]

Want to Be More Productive? Get Things Done!

Once your list of tasks has been set, get to it! Keep a standing weekly self-review on Friday to determine what you did well, where you can improve, and how you can work to continually define and wrangle those undefined tasks that can create extra work and derail productivity.

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It may seem like the most obvious – perhaps even patronizing – productivity tip myself or anyone else has ever given you but, are you ready for it? If you want to be more productive, you should try harder to get things done, or GTD. This isn’t your average Jersey Shore acronym, however. Instead, it […]

Home Flipping Loan Volume Hits Nine-Year High in 2017!

Home flippers financed about $3.5 billion in home purchases during the first quarter of 2017. This is up from $3.3 billion in the previous quarter and up from $2.4 billion a year ago, settling at the highest level we’ve seen since the fourth quarter of 2007.

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The latest home flipping loan data is in, and the numbers are promising! One-third of all single-family homes and condos flipped in the first quarter of this year were purchased with financing, according to ATTOM Data Solutions’ U.S. Home Flipping Report. This is up from 31.9 percent who utilized financing in the last quarter of […]

Take a Vacation from Coasting

Summer break isn’t a great excuse for missing goals, neglecting to return correspondence or failing to line up prospects once your actual vacation ends.

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It’s summer. Unofficially, anyway, but we all know that Memorial Day tends to usher in thoughts of long weekends, visions of oceanic horizons and feelings of the sand between our toes. Those are just a few of the beauties displayed by this wonderful season. And don’t get me wrong, I want you to enjoy it. […]

HSH: 60 of the Top 100 Metros High New Home Price Highs

Whether your market is in the top 10, lower 10 or somewhere in between, there are investments of all shapes and sizes to be had for the buyer.

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HSH.com recently released its Home Price Recovery Index, which uses the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) Home Price Index to track which housing markets have recovered the most since the Great Recession. I was floored to see how many metros have not just recovered, are not just flourishing, but are absolutely killing it in terms […]