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Setting Your Goals For 2013

Well, here we are at the end of another year! It’s a great time to look forward to the coming year and think about what you would like to accomplish in 2013. It’s also a great time to look back and see how you did on your 2012 goals. If you aren’t a goal setter, Read More

Giving Challenge – Commit to Charitable Giving

I love the Holidays, It’s a time of year when people seem to be happy to give and help others. In fact, we’ve rung bells for the Salvation Army at Millers & Sons Supermarket twice in the recent weeks, and I’ve been amazed at the generosity of people in our small town of Verona! Although, this spirit of giving, Read More

How Does A Buyers Agent Get Paid?

Many first time home buyers stay away from buyer’s agents because they think it will cost them money. Well, the opposite is really true; a buyer’s agent will likely save you money. How, you ask? Well, most often the buyer doesn’t pay the agent, and the buyer gets the benefits of an agent’s knowledge, expertise, Read More

The Fiscal Cliff – How Does It Affect Real Estate?

There’s been a lot of discussion in the news about the fiscal cliff lately. In case you aren’t already familiar, the fiscal cliff is a combination of several laws which would result in tax increases and spending cuts starting in 2013. So, how does any of this relate to real estate? The Mortgage Debt Relief Read More

The Golden Rule – How Does It Relate In Business

Most of you have heard of The Golden Rule; “do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” As far back as I can remember this rule has been engrained in my brain. I don’t know whether my parents taught it to me or if I learned it from a Sunday school teacher Read More

How to Pick the Right Real Estate Agent For You

After you’ve decided it’s time to buy a home, your next step in the home buying process is choosing a buyer’s agent to work with. What questions should you ask when hiring a real estate agent to know if they are right for you? How long have you been practicing and working in real estate? Read More

Deciding to Buy a House – When Are You Ready?

A couple weeks ago, we wrote a step by step guide to home buying, and step one is making the decision to buy. So, you’ve been thinking about buying a home, but aren’t quite sure if you’re ready. It’s a big decision, and now is an amazing time to buy. Prices are still low, the Read More

Investment Property Financing – Latest Requirements

This is a Guest Post by Ryan Huemmer, the lender we use on our own rental properties. As an owner of investment properties, I get no greater joy than helping someone purchase their first investment property.  I’ve worked with AnchorBank for almost 8 years and the world of investment property financing has changed dramatically.  With Read More

Radon Testing When Buying a Home

In the last several years, radon testing has become a bit more common when buying or selling a home. I am far from a radon expert, but I often get drilled with questions about radon from buyers or sellers. Here’s what I know… Radon is a radioactive, colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas that forms from Read More

Home Buying – Your Step By Step Guide

Home buying can be a complicated and scary process, especially for first time home buyers. We are here to make it easy and walk you through the process. This is a basic step by step home buying checklist of what you should expect throughout the home buying process. Follow our blog and we’ll detail out Read More

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