Monthly Archives: October 2017


Don’t fear the Fed – Here are 10 ways a rate increase is actually positive news

This week, the Federal Reserve is in the news with a shakeup that may usurp current Chairwoman Janet Yellen as agency head. But that’s not the only headline about the Federal Reserve, the central bank in the U.S. that dictates so much about the ebb and flow about our economy, as rate increases are once […]

Answering your top-10 Googled questions about mortgages (part 1)

These days, most consumers go online to the search engines as they start the process of purchasing a good or service, and applying for a home loan is no different. In fact, each month, about 4 million U.S. homeowners and loan shoppers go to Google for answers to their top mortgage questions. While Google isn’t […]

25 Things you should know about wildfires in the United States

Northern California is ablaze, and October’s wildfires have brought a dangerous reality too close to home. So far, dozens of people have lost their lives, with hundreds missing. Several hundred more have been treated for burns, smoke inhalation, and other medical injuries. More than 170,000 acres have been destroyed across eight counties, with 3,500 structures […]

20 Best practices for Realtor email signatures (Part 1)

We send a whole lot of emails these days. In fact, the average person sends 35 emails a day and active businesses – including real estate agents – may send twice that. (Okay, maybe ten times that number for Realtors!) Of course, Realtors focus on branding and marketing in so many other places, including their […]