I don’t know about you, but I’m so ready for the slight dip in temperatures that we call “Fall”. While our seasonal changes in Arizona may not reflect the types of changes experienced in the rest of the country, another turn of the calendar brings us that much closer to the holidays! Speaking of the holidays, have you started … [Read more...] about Karen’s Corner – September 2022
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
As we begin to emerge from our homes, many homeowners are anxious to once again roam the bright aisles of the local home improvement store, searching for the next project to tackle. While you are planning those large and small projects, make sure you take a little time to tackle these really easy tasks that will improve your … [Read more...] about Curb Appeal Updates in a Weekend
While the Spring market may have been a little slower than normal in Fountain Hills, most experts agree that the housing markets should rebound as state and local restrictions ease and local commerce returns to a more normal pace. So if you have put thoughts of buying a home on hold for the time being, now is a perfect time to … [Read more...] about Take Action to Improve Your Credit
If you are contemplating selling your home in the next couple years, you may be thinking about the kinds of updates you need to make to your home in order to attract the most buyers. Many homeowners mistakenly think they have to heavily invest in expensive upgrades in order to sell their homes for top dollar. It is true that … [Read more...] about Which Home Improvements are Worth the Cost?
We are well into spring in the desert, even though by the calendar we have not quite hit official Spring yet. That means it's time to tackle spring cleaning. Since so many of us are practicing social distancing and spending more time at home. it's a perfect time to tackle some of those projects that have been on the back-burner … [Read more...] about “Spring Cleaning” Takes On New Meaning This Year
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?