Thursday, May 23, 2019
Memorial Day Weekend
Wishing everyone a safe Memorial Day weekend. Take some time to remember why we have the holiday. #somegaveall
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Thursday, April 25, 2019
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Yesterday's news of the body of AJ Freund being found was saddening. I have lived here in
Crystal Lake now for almost four years and the news that a child was missing was frightening.
We have two children of our own and I remember both of my kids at the age of 5. It was one of my favorite ages -
starting school, becoming their own little person, learning how to do things for themselves.
urge you if you have small children, and are feeling overwhelmed, please ask for help. We have all been there. We have all
felt frustrated and overwhelmed with parenthood at one time or another. Please send prayers to him that he may find peace.
Thursday, April 18, 2019
How Big Was The Home You Grew Up In?
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Every time I go back to my parents' home in Minnesota, we talk about the size of the house. When
all three kids and their spouses and kids are in the house, it is crowded. My dad built the house I grew up in in 1976, when
I was only a year old. Growing up, I never thought about the size of the house, or the number of bedrooms or bathrooms. By
today's standards, it is small. It has three smaller bedrooms and one in the basement, and only one bathroom. It's a ranch
house all on one level. It cost about $30,000 to build, and at the time interest rates were about 9 percent. This article can let you look at the trends for homes in the year you were born.
Click on the link below to see your birth year.
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
A Tiki Bar in Your Garage?
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Thursday, April 4, 2019
My Dad's Retirement
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We went to Minnesota and celebrated my Dad's retirement last weekend. We had tons of family and friends
help us celebrate. His retirement got me thinking about financial planning and estate planning. Do you have your affairs in
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Daylight Savings Time!
Daylight savings time is this weekend. Along with the standard checking of batteries in your smoke/CO2
detectors, make sure you take a look at your sump pump battery back up and make sure it's in working order. With the snow
we've gotten this winter, you'll want to make sure it's working!
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Tuesday, March 5, 2019
A Word on Home Inspections...
I've had a few clients lately who have been upset with the results on the home inspection on the property
they are selling. Just a note to keep in mind: Home inspectors are hired by the buyers. They are there to help the buyers
make an informed decision on the condition of a home before they go forward. Did you do some work on the house yourself that
the inspector points out isn't quite right? Did the home inspection find something that you weren't expecting? Don't take
it personally, that's their job.
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Friday, February 22, 2019
Estate Plan - Do You Have One?
Do you have stuff? Do you have kids? Do you have a beloved pet or two? If you have any of these things,
you should have an estate plan. Whether it's a simple will or a trust, make sure your assets and loved ones are protected.
Contact my office today if you're interested in seeing what I can do for you.
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Thursday, February 14, 2019
Happy Valentine's Day!
While it's definitely not in the top 5 of my favorite holidays, I know people love Valentine's Day.
Hope that you have an amazing day with loved ones!
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Thursday, February 7, 2019
Spring Market is HERE!
The Super Bowl is over. Were you happy with the results? Unofficially the week after the Super Bowl
means the start of the Spring market. With the weather that we've had, I'm sure it will be a slow start, but if you are thinking
about putting your home on the market, now is the time.
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