It's nearly Valentine's Day! Growing up, this was always my cousin's favorite holiday. My mother was a twin, and her identical twin sister married into the Valentine Family - thereby claiming the 'Day of Love' as their official family holiday! Now, each year when I prep my homemade valentines to shower my little (and not… Continue reading Heart Shaped Thumbprint Cookies!
Photo by Jessica Lewis on Pexels.com Don't you just love that freshly brewed coffee smell? Nothing says fall quite like a baking pumpkin in the oven with a pot of coffee simmering on the counter. So of COURSE, I had to find us a recipe for homemade pumpkin spice coffees! This one looks incredible. My… Continue reading Homemade Pumpkin Spice Lattes – #BecauseFall
Hello friends. Have you noticed that suddenly our market is on F I R E? I have negotiated more multiple offer situations in the past month than I have in my previous decade of work in SW Florida real estate! That is an actual fact. But why? Of course, low rates have an awful lot… Continue reading Market Update Time!
First of all, can I just say that I am *not* finished with the bread making craze of 2020's lockdown - BUT - in the spirit of keeping things fresh, I thought I might try something new. You 'southerners' may call this drink a "frappe" (where I'm from "frappe = milkshake!"), but whatever you may… Continue reading Need a Luxurious Treat? Try This!
There are so many questions amid the Covid-19 quarantine. The real estate market is especially hard hit, and we know that sellers in particular have significant concerns about how this shut down will affect market value. Real estate at its core is a relationship-driven business. It relies on person-to-person interaction, which needless to say is… Continue reading Selling During the Shut Down – What to know:
The most overused phrase of the year - "these are crazy times". Unfortunately, for so many of us, that is truer than true. If you're not in a mandatory shelter in place location, it's highly possible that you will be sometime soon. So how do you protect your home, with supplies so scarce? Happily, I… Continue reading Squeaky Clean in Crazy Times!
If you, like so many of us, are home and heeding those government warnings to limit contact with others - you may be thinking about how to shore up your immune system against this scary pandemic. I'm no doctor, but I do know my way around a kitchen! So here's my totally homemade recipe for… Continue reading Healthy Breakfast Muffins!
If you stopped by my tent at Pride Cape Coral this past weekend, you may have entered our drawing to win a Cozy Home Basket, courtesy of Rose Tree Realty! Today, I drew the winner! I also made several exciting announcements, including what our next community event will be - so stay tuned. . .… Continue reading We Have A Winner!
Lately I've been working closely with first time home buyers - something that brings SO much joy to this seasoned (but not jaded!) broker's heart! In working with those newbies, I've spent a lot of time working toward pre approvals. Nine times out of ten, credit score and the accumulation of adequate trade lines is… Continue reading Need a Boost?
Buying a home is one of those major life milestones, like graduating from college and landing your dream job. These days, though, it isn't a goal that most young people assume is going to be easy to achieve. My oldest son, who is in his early twenties, fears he may never own his… Continue reading Are These Myths Holding You Back?