Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms, Mi-Mi's, Aunties, mother figures, and important women in our lives! May is an excellent time to remember Mom, and there is no better place to do so than in Fountain Hills! From Mother's Day Brunches and Teas, to local artisan gifts and boutiques, flower shops, and bakeries, you'll find no end … [Read more...] about Karen’s Corner – May 2023
Karen’s Corner – November 2022
Happy Thanksgiving! Any moment I have to show gratitude is a moment I won’t take for granted! I love seeing friends and family on social media counting the days of November with a moment of gratitude that they share with world. It’s a great reminder to be thankful! One of the ways our team likes to show gratitude is to give … [Read more...] about Karen’s Corner – November 2022
Home Ownership the Foundation of Family Wealth
Many people who have been successful in building wealth and prosperity in the US will tell you that one of the greatest vehicles for creating wealth is ownership of property. It is often the first tangible investment that young people make. The age-old wisdom of parents and grandparents, many of whom grew up with tales of the … [Read more...] about Home Ownership the Foundation of Family Wealth
DIY Tutorials for Quarantine
If you are finding yourself spending more time at home lately, then you may have time to tackle some of those tasks on your home improvement list! What better way to make lemonade out lemons than to use the quarantine to improve the value of your home! There are a plethora of videos on YouTube and through other sources that … [Read more...] about DIY Tutorials for Quarantine
Help for the Small Bathroom Blues
Many homes owners feel plagued by the curse of the small bathroom. It could be a small half bath on a lower level, or perhaps it's an older home the pre-dates the massive luxury bathrooms we commonly see today. Or it could be a small starter condo. Whatever the reason, dealing with a small bathroom poses several design … [Read more...] about Help for the Small Bathroom Blues
Fad or Trend? The Difference Can Impact Your Home Value
Updating your home can be an exciting undertaking. It's an opportunity to flex those interior design muscles and to play with your personal style. However, major updates, such as flooring, kitchen renovations, or bathroom overhauls are costly. For this reason, major investments in your home should be considered through the eyes … [Read more...] about Fad or Trend? The Difference Can Impact Your Home Value
Should Millennials Save for a Home or Retirement?
As home prices edge ever higher, and as Millennials are getting well established in their careers and having families, it may seem like you have to choose between saving for your future or owning a home. Which is more important? Well, the answer is, both. Sacrificing your retirement savings puts your future ability to … [Read more...] about Should Millennials Save for a Home or Retirement?
Trying to “Time the Market”?
You might ask yourself – when is it appropriate to try and "time the market?" The short answer is never. One problem with attempting to time your purchase just right in tandem with economic patterns is that no one can really predict with any degree of accuracy – the future. Many reports get published, predictions are made and … [Read more...] about Trying to “Time the Market”?