8 Fab Ways to Give Your Home a Fall Refresh

Posted by Keith Fiskum // November 15, 2018

There are, among us, a select group of individuals who revise and remake their home four times a year to reflect the season. To them, we say, “Yay, you!” Though we may have great admiration for those who can manage a seasonal do-over every couple of months, we’d put ourselves more in a “twice a […]

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Are You Overspending on Rent?

Posted by Keith Fiskum // November 14, 2018

How much is too much to spend on rent? That amount is different for everyone, but the percentage of income that should be relegated to rent is pretty standard. “Chances are if you are renting you are spending too much of your income on your monthly housing expense,” according to mortgage expert Kevin Pierce from Mid America […]

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Buying a Used Home? It’s Not About Price. It’s About The Cost.

Posted by Keith Fiskum // November 13, 2018

If you are thinking of buying a resale home, be prepared to spend a lot of time shopping resales that need renovation and/or heavy on deferred maintenance. Orlando Realtor Kathy Llamas showed resales to a couple for almost two months and was about to lose them to a ‘we decided to wait’ excuse. They kept […]

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7 Rules for Choosing The Right Area Rug

Posted by Keith Fiskum // November 12, 2018

You just moved into your new home. You’ve purchased the perfect furniture and accessories. You even found the perfect area rug to add to your hardwood floors, but you’re totally stumped on which size to buy. There are so many questions: Should the furniture be placed on or off the rug? Does the rug go […]

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How Will the TCJA of 2018 Affect Your Taxes?

Posted by Keith Fiskum // November 7, 2018

Remember the TCJA of 2018? No? Need a little memory jog? The TCJA is the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2018 that was signed in December of each year and made multiple changes to the tax code that covered several areas, including how the tax code addressed mortgage interest deduction and Home Equity Lines […]

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Hooking Buyer Emotion

Posted by Keith Fiskum // November 6, 2018

It has been known for years that all purchasing is emotional. I said that in a class once and a lady spoke out to say, “I bought toilet paper yesterday, and that was not emotional.” The lady to her left said, “Oh yeah, have you ever run out?” And what is more emotional than buying […]

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9 Ways To Transform Your Trashy Old Furniture Into Standout Pieces

Posted by Keith Fiskum // November 5, 2018

We know. That antique sideboard or set of chairs you got after your grandma died is sentimental, but also completely clashy with every other piece of furniture you own, not to mention out of touch with your general sense of style. Don’t trash it or stash it. Beautify it with a coat or paint or […]

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Building Your Real Estate Team to Get More Referrals

Posted by Keith Fiskum // November 1, 2018

One of the most powerful actions you can take to increase your business is to add people to your team. Building Your Network No, I don’t mean by hiring and employing them; I am talking about building a team of like-minded business people who have values and standards similar to yours. By seeking out others […]

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A Simple Plan for Real Estate Success

Posted by Keith Fiskum // October 31, 2018

Think about if you only could take a break at a prescribed time. Or only had 45 minutes for lunch, or if you always had to drive in rush hour traffic every morning to make it to the office by 8:00. Yipes! Instead, we chose real estate. That doesn’t mean that this profession doesn’t have […]

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7 Scary Things to Avoid If You’re Trying to Sell Your Home at Halloween

Posted by Keith Fiskum // October 30, 2018

It may sound surprising, but doing Halloween décor right may actually help you sell your home. Doing it wrong—well, we’re terrified just thinking about it. Here’s what not to do when decking out your house for the spooky holiday. Don’t overdo the exterior “Your home is strung with witch lights, gravestone markers dot your front […]

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