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Hi everyone!  Today I want to share about being vegetarian, a topic that I rarely discuss.  In fact, I tend to discuss it so rarely that some of my best friends offer me bites of their burgers, chicken sandwiches, etc, and I just look at them until it clicks, and we laugh.

Anyway, I think what someone consumes is a pretty personal choice.  We all know how annoying it is when you meet someone and they are quick to inform you "so I'm vegan" "so I'm Paleo" "so I'm gluten free this month" etc. etc. etc.  So know that this post is NOT meant to be braggy, preachy, persuasive, condescending, or any of those things.  I'm not trying to convince you to put down your burger.  Eat it.  I'm not judging...truthfully!.  This post is simply meant to share my

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Think being a Realtor is easy?  Think again!  If you don't have a close friend or family member who is a Realtor, you may be under the impression that Realtors coast along, working 10 hour weeks in their PJs, collecting massive commission checks. Don't get me wrong--I love being a Realtor, but as with most careers, this one isn't a walk in the park (er...peaceful, lush, with mature trees backyard?)  

To help consumers understand the work involved that comes before getting paid, I've broken down what a Realtor "does" into three categories:  Time Commitment, Financial Commitment, and Emotional Commitment. 



Being a Realtor is a 24/7 job.  There are many balls to keep in the air in order to provide top-notch service for each

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Buying a home is a great achievement, and is a large financial undertaking.  Most buyers have a lot of questions about the finances, process, and timeline of purchasing a property.  Below are ten of the most common home buying questions that I am asked, as well as my answers.  Once you have a thorough understanding of the process, buying a home will seem much less intimidating.  If you have questions beyond these ten, feel free to contact me and I will be happy to assist.  



How do I set my budget? 

Answer:  If you are paying cash, you are the only one that can decide what your budget is.  If you are getting a mortgage, your pre-approval will help you set your budget.  You are approved to buy a home in the amount of the pre-approval or

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Congratulations for preparing to purchase a property!  There are three main steps in the home buying process, and I will break each one down for you below.  

Buying a house is a very large financial transaction.  Before doing anything else, you should figure out how you will be paying for your new home.  The two main ways are cash or a mortgage (loan).  If you'll be paying cash,  your Realtor will need to get a copy of your proof of funds (can be a bank statement with sufficient funds, with account number and personal info blurred out).  If you will be obtaining a mortgage, see the information below. 

First, you'll want to call a mortgage lender.  You'll want a mortgage lender who has plenty of experience, great referrals, and is

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