Home Selling: 5 Curb Appeal Tips

This article is reprinted courtesy of First Team Real EstateFamily with sold sign in front of house

One of the most important things to consider in any home sale is the curb appeal. Houses that look better sell faster and command better prices. This can be as simple as a good cleaning, but if you really want buyer interest, there are some basic things that you can do to improve the offers. It’s time to put up or shut about these projects that could boost your home value.

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It’s a Money Thing: How to Counter the Effects of Inflation

When most people think of inflation, their response is usually similar to when they see a vintage advertisement: reminiscing about the cheaper prices of the past (15 cents for a burger? Awesome!) while simultaneously feeling some resentment towards today’s ever-rising prices. Generally, inflation is seen as a frustrating “financial fact of life” that passively affects everyone as price levels climb and as the dollar’s purchasing power decreases over time.

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Are Peer-to-Peer Loans a Good Solution?

 

After the financial meltdown, lending guidelines tightened, paving the way for peer-to-peer (P2P) lending—a new product that offers consumers personal loans at competitive interest rates.

One primary difference between P2P lending and traditional loans is the lenders; P2P loans are backed by a pool of everyday investors—or peers—instead of financial institutions. The lending companies act as the middlemen between the investors and the borrowers.

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Ask the Advisor: Disaster-Proof Your Insurance Coverage

Laura Holmes is a Licensed Insurance Agent with SchoolsFirst Insurance Services, specializing in personal lines policy.  With more than 10 years of experience in the insurance industry, Laura has developed an understanding of the importance of insurance and managing risk. She is dedicated  to assisting Members in understanding what is needed to properly protect themselves and their family. 

Most people don’t worry much about their insurance coverage until they need it. So if you haven’t read your policy’s fine print—believe me, you’re not alone. That’s why I recommend getting a complimentary insurance review to help you figure out if you have what you need. Continue reading