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    Monday, September 30, 2019   /   by Larry Martin

    What Current Low Interest Rates Mean for You

    What do today’s low rates mean for you? Let’s discuss.




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    Fall is a great time of year for real estate, and the best part of the season this year is the recent drop in interest rates. To clarify what makes this development so special, I recently sat down with financial expert and fellow agent Johnathan Arnold for a discussion on the subject.

    According to Jonathan, today’s market is prime for buyers who either couldn’t find a home earlier this year, or who simply want to take advantage of how affordable properties have become. For every 0.5% interest rates drop, a buyer’s monthly payment for a given home will go down by $30 for every $100,000 of the home’s total price.

    This is fantastic news for any buyer for whom money has been a barrier against their real estate goals. And ...

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    Monday, August 12, 2019   /   by Larry Martin

    Shining the Business Spotlight on Core Life Eatery

    Today I’m here at Core Life Eatery, my favorite place to eat lunch, to shine a spotlight on this amazing local business.




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    Core Life is, without a doubt, one of my favorite places to eat lunch. In today’s business spotlight, I met up with owner Carla to learn about their menu and all that Core Life has to offer.

    Here at Core Life, they use fresh ingredients and everything is made from scratch right before your eyes. Everything, except for the bread, is gluten-free, and all their menu options are customizable. They’re also willing to accommodate you for any food allergies or dietary restrictions you might have.




    Core Life doesn’t just serve “rabbit food”—there’s something here for everyone.


    More than that, they serve people of all tastes ...

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    Thursday, June 6, 2019   /   by Larry Martin

    How to Get a Complimentary In-Home Color Consultation for Your Listing

    A fresh coat of paint can make a massive impact on how your listing looks and feels, and on today’s business spotlight, I’ve met with a color specialist from Sherwin-Williams to talk about how she can help you find the shade that best fits your property.




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    We’re back with another episode of “Business Spotlight.” This time, we’re featuring Sherwin-Williams. Beyond just sharing a little bit of insight into how this business serves our community, we’d also like to let you know that we’ve partnered with them for a limited-time special offer. Anyone who lists with us in the next 60 days will get a complimentary in-home color consultation from Sherwin-Williams.

    During this kind of consultation, a color specialist like this episode’s guest, Kim, will visit yo ...

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    Thursday, May 23, 2019   /   by Larry Martin

    What Today’s Low Inventory Means for Your Buying and Selling Goals

    What does the drop in inventory mean in our market? Find out in today’s message.




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    Our market’s low inventory has been the talk of the town lately. If you’ve taken this drop in supply as a poor sign, however, it’s time to reconsider. Why? Well, history shows that real estate activity picks up in the spring each year, and our 2019 market will almost certainly follow this trend. Whether you’re buying or selling, the right next step for you to take is to call us. We’d love to help guide you through our changing market conditions to help you make the most of your real estate goals. If you have any other questions or would like more information, feel free to give us a call or send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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    Thursday, April 11, 2019   /   by Larry Martin

    Community Spotlight: Local Chiropractor Dr. Terrance Lambert

    Today the spotlight shines brightly on local chiropractor, Dr. Terry Lambert, as we continue our series exploring all the excellent businesses in our community.




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    I’m pleased to cast the spotlight once again on another local business professional: Dr. Terry Lambert; he’s a chiropractor who has served the area for quite some time.

    The first thing that comes to mind when you think of chiropractic care is the treatment of back and neck issues. Actually, as Dr. Lambert says, there are other bodily ailments that might cause a person to seek a chiropractor.

    For instance, he recently saw a client suffering from episodic headaches. Dr. Lambert evaluated him and determined that he was having cervicogenic headaches—this pain actually stems from the top of the neck.

    After an exam and a chiropract ...

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