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Bringing community spirit into your neighborhood like this woman who is talking to some of her neighbors.

Ways to Spark Community Spirit

In today’s fast-paced world, where technology often takes precedence over face-to-face interactions, fostering a sense of community spirit has become more important than ever. Hosting a community event is a fantastic way to bring people together, strengthen bonds and create lasting memories. In this month’s eReport, we’re excited to share some fun ideas for hosting a community event that will not only bring neighbors and friends closer but also provide tips to ensure it goes off without a hitch.

Why Host a Community Event?

Hosting a community event can serve as a catalyst for building a strong sense of community spirit and camaraderie. In our increasingly digital age, the value of genuine, in-person connections cannot be overstated...

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Less is More

Tips for Downsizing

In this month’s eReport, I am sharing with you some strategies on how to start the process of downsizing a home, whether it is yours or loved one’s. I am also offering a reminder to use those “good” items you had set aside as well as parting with those you only kept out of guilt. You are worth it! 

You might downsize because you are moving into a smaller home, cleaning out the home of a family member who has passed or just trying to make your home less cluttered. The rules apply for any situation.

Ask an impartial friend to help out, especially if you don’t think you can be objective about what to part with and what to keep.

Less is more for downsizing graphic with a photo of a woman who is smiling.
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Large house with For Sale sign in the front yard. The sign has SOLD on it.

Finding Positivity in Today’s Real Estate Market

In this month’s eReport, I am sharing with you some positive news about the real estate market.

The key headlines are:

  • Inventory and sales are up in some markets.
  • Mortgage rates are anticipated to stabilize.
  • Homeowners are flush with equity.

I also encourage you to watch the online broadcast, “Brian Buffini’s Bold Predictions 2023: Mid-Year Update” for further expert insights as well as projections regarding mortgage rates.

Infographic titled: Finding  Positivity in Today's Real Estate Market with an image of a house with a for sale sign that says "sold" on it.

In addition, if you need help buying or selling a home, or know someone who does, please contact me.
Oh, by the way, I’m never too busy for any of your referrals.

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Suitcase with stickers from cities around the world on a background of passport stamps from all over.

Smart Strategies for Healthy Traveling

This month get some strategies on how to stay healthy when traveling, whether it is by car or plane. Check out my tips on sleeping well, food and water safety and easy ways to stay active.   

Before Covid, most people didn’t even think about their health when traveling. Most restrictions are gone, but the world is a different place now. Times have changed and it is more important than ever to keep yourself and your family healthy when you travel out of town.

The infographic below covers tips for healthy traveling in the Unites States or abroad. Also included are some safety reminders to make your trip the best one ever. Have a fun, healthy and restful trip this summer. (For full size version of infographic click here.)

Infographic about healthy traveling offering tips to keep you and your family safe on vacation this summer.

In addition, if you need help buying or selling a ho...

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Tips for an Eco-Friendly Outdoor Space

This month I am sharing some ideas on eco-friendly ways you can enhance and enjoy your outdoor living spaces this summer. Getting closer to nature can have a calming effect on everyone in the family. You can do something good for the environment while you are spending time with your family.

Whether you are working on your garden to have it look its best or buying products for your outdoor space, it’s important to be eco-friendly. Why? We want to keep this world healthy for the next generation and for many generations to come.

Reuse. Renew. Recycle.

Try to use something you already have instead of buying a new item. Freshen up or repair things you have to make it like new again. Recycle what you can so it doesn’t end up in the landfill.


Pollinators are so import...

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Labeled boxes help make it a stress-free move.

8 Tips for a Stress-Free Move

In this month’s eReport, I am sharing some tips on how to have an stress-free move. I encourage you to keep this handy. You can use it when you have a move coming up yourself or you know someone who has one planned. I also have a link to a website where you can check to see if your mover is registered. The site also shows if they have any complaints lodged against them.

Part of the stress can be from not having supplies. Get what you need before you start packing. Get supplies ready well ahead of time.

It doesn’t matter where you are moving. The experience can be an anxious day for everyone involved. Knowing how to reduce stress and let the day unfold without drama will make the whole family feel more at ease.

In conclusion, moving should be a fun an exciting experience and not...

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The Hottest Design Trends for 2023

In this month’s report, I am sharing with you highlights of some of the hottest design trends experts are seeing this year. I also offer information on the ways some homeowners are incorporating color and natural materials in their home design. Natural materials create a warm and relaxed environment in their home. Natural colors will give a cozy feeling as well.

Learn about the design trends for each room of the house including kitchen, living room, bedroom, kid’s bedroom, bathroom and home office. With this advice you will have the house everyone envies. Bring some elements of the great outdoors into your home. If you can’t afford real natural items, you can try organically inspired items that invoke the same feelings.

These new trends also incorporate some vintage items you mig...

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Illustration of a graph superimposed over drawings of houses marked "buy," "rent" or "sell."

Real Estate Trends in 2023

The real estate market has changed so much over the past two years and continues to do so! This month I am sharing details on some of the interesting real estate trends we are seeing for 2023.

Some people are using existing properties in new ways. Some are investing now to make money later. Rental competition is strong. Many millennials are finding themselves renting instead of owning a home (or living with boomer parents).

If you have any questions on these or any other real estate-related concerns, please feel free to reach out to me. I’ll be happy to help you understand the real estate trends.

In-depth explanation of real estate trends in 2023 showing a woman unpacking boxes, a condo complex with a pool and a realtor showing someone a house.

In addition, if you need help buying or selling a home, or know someone who does, please contact me.
Oh, by the way, I’m never too busy for any of your referrals.

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two kids painting and showing their fun winter crafts

Fun Winter Crafts for Kids

This month I am sharing some fun ideas for kids’ winter crafts projects. They are great ways for the little ones to use their imaginations and create items that can be displayed or given as gifts.

Give the kids something constructive to do while the weather is too cold to play outside for very long. The crafts include:

  • homemade snowmen
  • craft stick ornaments
  • citrus fruit bird feeders
  • homemade greeting cards

Pass these ideas on to your family and friends who have kids, too. They will appreciate it! These gifts can become family treasures that are saved for many years, especially the craft stick ornaments.

Fun Winter Crafts for Kids
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Spread the Gift of Kindness

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and it’s time to spread the gift of kindness. During this time of year, our thoughts are filled with gratitude for those who have supported us in our personal lives and careers.

Grateful Gifts will let people know how grateful you are to have them in your life.

Here are some ideas on how to host an event that extends that gratitude to helping others in need. Give the gift of kindness. Make yourself and others feel great!

Spread the gift of kindness this holiday season

In addition, if you need help buying or selling a home, or know someone who does, please contact me.
Oh, by the way, I’m never too busy for any of your referrals.

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