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Social Media: You Need Them Like Oxygen

Last week, I had the chance to teach a class about Social Media, and I can say it was more successful than the Bay of Pigs. For those of you who didn’t attend, I’ll give you some highlights here – you’re welcome! On which social media outlets should you have a presence?  While some of you […]

Easy Can Be a Nasty Four-Letter Word

The other day, my car’s “check engine” light came on, so I motored on over to the auto parts store to have them plug in their code reader and tell me what’s going on under the hood.  When the store clerk ran down the code, he said, “It’s the EGR.”  (While I smiled outwardly, inwardly […]

Planting Seeds . . . in December

Regardless of your political leanings or feelings toward how we got to this point in our economy, it’s estimated that the average American taxpayer will see a 26% increase in their tax return (or 26% decrease in what they owe) for 2018.  This little nugget of statistical wisdom comes courtesy of the party animals over […]

By the Numbers

Last week, it seemed, the big news in the real estate/mortgage world was that conforming loan limits were increased for 2019. Without a doubt, that is interesting and tells us that, among other things, the housing market continues to strengthen and our economy continues to improve.  I’ll pause here for you to do the happy dance. […]

The Value of Expertise

A corporation was refitting a building for a new production facility, and they needed to know where to drill a hole in the floor to install something and avoid damaging existing piping and wiring. They called a local engineer who came out, spent about twenty minutes making some measurements, marked the spot where the hole should […]