Many sellers in today’s market favor buyers who are willing to guarantee their full offer price—even if the property appraises for less. For the buyer, that could require a financial leap of faith that the home is a solid investment. It also means they may need to come up with additional cash at closing to cover the gap.
Today’s real estate market is one of the fastest-moving in recent memory. With record-low inventory in many market segments, we’re seeing multiple offers—and sometimes even bidding wars—for homes in the most sought-after neighborhoods.
For most of us, our housing needs are cyclical. A newly independent adult can find freedom and flexibility in even a tiny apartment. That same space, to a growing family, would feel stifling. For empty nesters, a large home with several unused bedrooms can become impractical. It’s no surprise that life transitions often trigger aContinue reading “Finding a New Home for Your Next Stage of Life”
So excited to have a guest post from Mark Miller. I’ve had the privilege of learning from him over the past eight years. With his focus on choice and service, I think we all stand to learn some great things from him today. Enjoy! Did you take Latin in high school or college? Unfortunately, I didContinue reading “Choose Greatness”
“The early morning belongs to the Church of the risen Christ. At the break of light it remembers the morning on which death and sin lay prostrate in defeat and a new life and salvation were given to mankind.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Christian Community
“It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.” ― Mahatma Gandhi Lord help me always evaluate my motives when helping others. May they always be pure and out of love. Always seeking to make space toContinue reading “Choosing Not to Help”
In his book Drive, Daniel Pink discusses a need for an upgrade from our current “carrot and stick” Motivation 2.0 to a style which includes autonomy, mastery and purpose or Motivation 3.0. He helps us understand certain desires and innate characteristics born in all of us. These characteristics motivate us to perform at our highest level as weContinue reading “Choosing Autonomy”
I ran across this great quote by Jim Rohn. It’s for all leaders seeking the elusiveness of balance in their leadership role. I hope you enjoy. “The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; becoming, but not week; be bold, but not a bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, butContinue reading “Random Thought”
Just finished a very interesting read by Daniel Pink called, Drive. The focus of his book is surrounded by what “drives” our motivation to do something. Are we intrinsic (Type I’s) or extrinsic (Type X’s). I would like to evaluate three key thoughts in his book over the next three post. These thoughts center aroundContinue reading “Choosing to Read”
Human beings are poor self examiners, subject to superstition, bias, prejudice, and a profound tendency to see what they want to see rather than what is really there. – M. Scott Peck