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Tuesday, June 12, 2018   /   by Janet Love

How to Be More Grateful!

How to Be More Grateful
We would all rather be happy if given the choice.  In some cases, our state of happiness can be a conscious choice we make to focus on the positive things in our lives. Learning to be grateful in your daily life is a surprisingly effective way to improve your health and overall happiness.The benefits of being grateful can be huge. Studies show that people who are more grateful sleep better, feel healthier, have higher self-esteem, have more energy, and experience less stress. Staying grateful isn’t always easy, but with all these physical and mental benefits it’s absolutely worth the investment of your time.Here are some easy ways to practice gratitude on a regular basis. Try out a few of them to see which suits you best.




Keep a “gratitude journal” to jot down 1-2 things you’re grateful for daily.






Actively work on cultivating positivity by looking for a bright side to negative situations.






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Tuesday, June 12, 2018   /   by Janet Love

Should I Buy a Short Sale Property?

Real Estate Corner…


 


Q.  Should I Buy a Short Sale Property?


 


A.  In a short sale, a buyer pays less than the amount a seller owes the lender. When home values are dropping, homeowners might find they owe more on their mortgage than their home will sell for.  In these cases, lenders will sometimes accept less than the amount owed on the home, assuming the homeowners don't have other assets that can be sold.


 


The question you have to ask yourself is: Are you really getting a great deal?  If the house was purchased at the peak of rising home values, the homeowners might have paid a premium price for the property.  If values are dropping, the lender may only be able to discount the property to current market values, so you wouldn't be getting a bargain at all. 

Here Are Some Short Sale Tips:



   Know what similar houses on the market are selling for ask your buyer agent to provide a co ...

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Monday, May 21, 2018   /   by Janet Love

Website Surprises!

Just For Fun Enjoy our Website Surprises. . .If you like to find fun things in your mail box, check out one of these websites to receive some of these company's products...free!
These themed subscription boxes arrive monthly, filled with fun items...be sure to read before you sign up to make sure their products are right for you!

www.TryTheWorld.com – Cooking ingredients, drinks, and snacks from a new country every month.www.BarkBox.com – One for Fido! Every month includes at least two toys, two all-natural bags of treats, and a chew.www.CauseBox.com – Filled with products from socially conscious brands.

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Monday, May 21, 2018   /   by Janet Love

How Not to Lose Your Vehicle!

How Not to Lose Your Vehicle. . .Tips to Find Your Vehicle Fast!
Ever lose your vehicle in a big parking lot or parking garage, in spite of making a mental note of the color code and number where you parked it? Here's some better ways to keep your dignity and ensure you don't lose your cool next time you lose track of your vehicle in a busy parking garage or parking lot.

Keep track of where you parked your car with these tips:

#1 Tip...Take a video as you walk away from the car. This will help you retrace your steps back.
Add something to your car to make it more noticeable, such as a colorful antenna topper.
Always park in the same type of area, such as always on the top deck of a parking garage or by an intersection of two streets.
If you carry a smartphone, pin the location of the car in a map before you leave it.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018   /   by Janet Love

The RIGHT Way to Use Child Car Seats...

The RIGHT Way to Use Child Car Seats. . .
It is in your kids' best interest (and the law!) to properly use car seats. Even if you're taking a quick drive down the street, here's what you need to know:

Choose a car seat that best fits a child's weight, size, and age as well as your vehicle's design. Learn how to use the seat you purchase.
Look for a car seat label that notes the seat meets or exceeds Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213.
Don't use a car seat that is more than six years old, shows signs of wear, or has been involved in a car accident.
Upgrade car seats as the child grows. Infant-only seats should always face the rear of the car. Kids two years or older, or those who outgrow the height/weight requirements for rear-facing car seats, should use a forward-facing car seat as long as possible.
Check installation with the help of a certified child passenger safety technician at a child car seat inspection station. These are often hosted by local health departments ...

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