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Talking is Still in Style

This is a few days later than usual – sorry – but the first part of the week had me doing some other things that, quite frankly, were more important.  I attended the funeral for the teenage son of some very dear friends of ours. The last gentleman to address all who were gathered at […]

Keep it Basic

Fair warning:  I’m going to brag a little, but there’s a point to it – I’m not just taking this moment to crow while I have a captive audience.  (Come to think of it, you’re not a captive audience at all.  You can leave anytime you like.  Are you still there?) When I started my […]

When You Don’t Have a Rich Uncle

What you are about to read isn’t for everybody – that sounds sinister, right? – but you really should read all the way through because you’re going to want to be prepared when the appropriate situation presents itself.  We’re talking about Jumbo Loans . . . well, sort of.  We’re really talking about coming up […]

Pretty Soon Now, They’re Gonna Get Older

First Time Homebuyers. Without any apology, I fully admit that this and the last few blog entries have been lifted from previous entries.  You might think this is the result of a recent streak of laziness, but I can assure you that I’ve always had a certain degree of . . . well, I wouldn’t […]

Shiny Objects Can Be Pretty . . . Expensive

Buying an Existing Home. A few years back, Trulia determined that new homes cost roughly 20% more than similar existing homes (by the way, the same study probably concluded that the sky is blue and that water is wet, but that’s another discussion for another day).  Regardless of the somewhat obvious nature of Trulia’s findings, […]