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Posted by Deb Evans ABR,CSG on 7/9/2019

Time... a non-renewable resource. Spending time, wasting time, bidding your time, you can do all of these things but make more time; No! Since you can't make more time, then you have to allocate time, doing things that create the life you want for yourself. If you have a significant other or a child then you know spending time with them is imperative. Time spent with each other not only builds those relationships but can also improve your overall health. 

Time to Connect 

Now, remember you have a job, or a few jobs, that demand hours out of your day. You also have to take care of essentials such as paying bills, groceries, and taking care of your health. Whatever is left is what you have to invest in the relationships, specifically that significant person. Fitting in blocks of time together can be difficult, but creates, or strengthens the relationship. So, you need to get creative. Be mindful about making opportunities to do the mundane together. Meeting between appointments or activities to touch base is not enough for most relationships. Shopping for the groceries or detailing the vehicles can become wonderful times to relate to each other. Taking a simple walk together enjoying each otherís company and the world around you is a great way to spend your time. It doesnít always have to be a well-executed date night with dinner and entertainment. Just sitting in the same room while planning the weekly schedule can bring a sense of connection. Making your time together count is the goal. 

Time Away to Connect

Time away from the static grind of daily life is an investment in a relationship. Planning time together outside of the normal stress of living gives you a place to relate on another level entirely. Creating memories of fun and relaxing moments carry with them a bond that can help during times of turbulence or stress. Being able to take the time to really listen to the other person and ask more in-depth questions about themselves and their hopes for their future. Setting up your environment so that it enables you to stop for a moment in time, to really have time on your side. 

As the Steve Miller Band song states, ďTime keeps on slipping into the future.Ē so, make your present count.




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Posted by Deb Evans ABR,CSG on 1/15/2019

Let's face it Ė the mere thought of informing family members about your decision to pursue a new home may cause your blood pressure to rise. However, there are many reasons why it often is beneficial to notify family members about your decision to kick off a search for a new residence. These reasons include:

1. You can identify and address potential homebuying hurdles.

Your family typically has your best interests in mind. As such, family members can help you plan ahead for the homebuying journey and resolve any potential conflicts.

For example, family members can help you analyze prospective home financing options. They may even be able to put you in touch with local banks and credit unions that can help you get pre-approved for a mortgage. Then, once you have home financing in hand, you can enter the real estate market with a homebuying budget at your disposal.

2. You can gain homebuying insights that you may struggle to obtain elsewhere.

Family members who previously bought homes may be able to provide you with property buying insights that you probably won't receive elsewhere. With these insights, you'll be better equipped than ever before to understand the housing market and make the best-possible homebuying decision based on your individual needs.

Of course, family members may be able to keep you informed about new houses that become available in your preferred cities and towns too. Because if family members know where you want to find a home, they can help you accelerate your property search.

3. You can receive plenty of support throughout the homebuying journey.

Your family is there for you during good times and bad. If you inform family members about your decision to pursue a new home, they can provide you with comprehensive support throughout the property buying journey. As a result, family members can work with you to help you achieve your desired homebuying results in no time at all.

When it comes to getting help in your quest to discover your dream house, you may want to hire a real estate agent as well. If you have a real estate agent at your side, you can receive expert assistance as you proceed along the homebuying journey.

A real estate agent is committed to helping you find a great home at a budget-friendly price. First, he or she will meet with you and learn about your homebuying criteria. A real estate agent next will craft a personalized homebuying strategy and notify you about new homes that become available that match your property buying criteria. And once you discover your dream residence, a real estate agent will help you put together a competitive offer to purchase this house. Lastly, if your homebuying proposal is accepted, a real estate agent will help you finalize your home purchase so you close on this residence and move into your new house.

Take the guesswork out of buying a house Ė hire a real estate agent today, and you can seamlessly navigate the homebuying journey.




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Posted by Deb Evans ABR,CSG on 8/2/2016

You may be considering adding a new member to your family: a dog. But you may also be struggling with whether or not to get a puppy or adopt an adult dog. Both a puppy and a dog are a large responsibility and an adjustment to your life. Letís take a look at what to consider before you make that decision. Rescue or Full-Bred: Rescuing an animal is one of the most amazing things that you can do in life. You are saving a life. If you are someone who wants to change a dogís life then rescuing is the way to go. Most of the time though, shelters do not have puppies. Depending on the shelters you are looking into adopting from there could be puppies or there could be dogs of all ages. No matter the age, adoption is making a difference in that dogís life. But be prepared to likely adopt an older dog. But also be prepared to put in work. Often times these dogs have been tormented. They may be sad, skittish, and standoffish. Or they may be perfectly happy. Either way, its important to be prepared. If you really want a puppy then you will likely be interested in full-bred. But be ready to pay the price, as full-bred puppies donít come cheap. You may have to search the U.S. for a breeder that breeds the type of puppy you want. Itís important that you look into any and all breeders that you are considering and find out their reputation. Only buy a puppy from a breeder that is reputable. Time: Both puppies and dogs require your time, effort and attention, but puppies require much more. If you really want a puppy then itís essential to make sure that you have the time to give. Puppies require more vet visits, more love, more attention, and more work. They require training by either you or a professionaló which are both time consuming. When adopting an older dog these things have already been dealt with (most of the time). If you are looking for a little less work to begin with then adopting an older dog is the best option for you. But, regardless of age, your dog will always require your time. If you donít have an adequate amount of time to give then a dog may not be the best option for you. Regardless of whether you get a puppy or a dog, itís vital that you are prepared for whatís in store. A dog is a member of your family and should be treated as such. Being prepared will make the transition to having a dog that much easier.







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