Monthly Archives: January 2017

8 Things That Can Push Your Insurance Rates Through the Roof

By |2017-03-06T14:14:54+00:00January 31st, 2017|

Check with your homeowner insurer before you buy a dog?  Really? Apparently so!  I never knew there were "dangerous" breeds, at least from an actuarial standpoint!  But then my buddy has some sort of terrier that all the delivery people know to avoid. Read this article to make sure you are up to speed on things [...]

5 Ways to Jumpstart Your Credit Score in 2017

By |2017-03-06T14:29:33+00:00January 27th, 2017|

Credit scores these days remind me of college. I don't know about your school but at VT they never wanted to know my name, just my social security number!  It was how they tracked just about everything for us.  Nowadays credit scores play a similar role in that they are impactful in many [...]

I’m late, I’m late, I’m late!

By |2017-03-06T14:44:43+00:00January 19th, 2017|

We just had a gathering of 14 members of our Platinum Club and our consensus advice to sellers:  “Hurry up and put it on the market!” Inventory region wide is barely keeping it’s head above 4,000 units which is down 19% from last year.  Interest rates jumped up but have leveled off prompting [...]

Finally some kitchen trends worth embracing!

By |2017-03-06T14:47:38+00:00January 12th, 2017|

After over 2 decades in the business I've seen more than a handful of kitchen and design trends that had me scratching my head (think bleached oak, "wrapped" cabinets and tile counters...grout lines get dirty!) but there are some really attractive and functional design trends and materials emerging that make a loads of sense and [...]

January Market Update

By |2017-03-06T14:48:54+00:00January 5th, 2017|

It is truly hard to believe that a new year is upon us; welcome to 2017! It seems that the years fly by faster as we get older.  This is an exciting time in so many respects, so it would be nice to be able to enjoy these great times longer. Anyway, it [...]