Summer is Home Renovation Season!

We know that investing in a home can be extremely worthwhile. Let’s make sure these diligent homeowners know all the options available to them that utilize both new and existing sources of financing.

Summertime is not only the ideal period for homebuying, but for home renovating as well! We typically tend to have more free time to carry out the smaller projects we’ve been putting off all year long, along with an abundance of help in the forms of relatives, friends, neighbors and older children who can assist […]

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 […]

There’s Nothing Wrong with a Little Self-Promotion

Focus on positivity and strength, rather than negatively commenting on competition

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We’re always told to be humble. Don’t toot your own horn, no one likes a bragger and whatnot. This may be true in many cases, but we’re in the unique position of sales. It is nearly impossible to “sell” someone on a product, service or even on yourself if you cannot adequately express its enhanced […]