So, I did a thing. I helped a great buyer rejoin the ranks of South Florida homeowners. Spoiler alert – that buyer was me! Much has changed from 2013, when I bought my first home, to today, but there are also some interesting similarities, and tons of lessons learned along the way. Maybe it’s just … More A Tale of Two Sales – Lessons from Buying in Crazy Markets
There aren’t many situations in one’s life as major as buying or selling real estate, particularly if the transaction deals with your primary residence. “In my home! Where my children come and play with their toys!” Thank you for indulging me in this gratuitous Godfather Part II quote. A million and one questions plague … More How to NOT Lose Your Mind During a Real Estate Transaction
This year, I’ve been on a personal finance journey unlike ever before. It has been incredibly eye opening and rewarding. It began with buckling down to pay off debt, which led to reading and researching to keep myself motivated, and getting a little obsessed along the way. While learning about personal finance, I discovered the … More Is House Hacking Right For You?
In 2015 I started traveling internationally over Thanksgiving week, and I don’t plan on stopping any time soon. First was a weeklong Caribbean cruise, tagging along with my friend who works onboard ships. If you’re lucky enough to stow away on a cruise ship, it’s good to be friends with the person in charge of … More Why I Love Traveling on Turkey Day
I’ve been hearing the packing cube hype for a while now, but hadn’t pulled the trigger on purchasing a set for myself. I felt confident in knowing how much stuff I could shove into a bag. I’ve taken cold-weather international trips with only a carry-on. “Packing cubes, I don’t need no steenking packing cubes,” I … More Packing Cubes: It’s Hip to Be Square
If you’re like me, and love music and travel, music festivals are a great way to enjoy two of your favorite things at once. If you’ve never gone to one, or just want to ensure you’ll have a good time, here are some questions to consider when choosing a music festival. What are the conditions … More Know Before You Go: Sizing Up a Music Festival
Earlier this month, I shared a Facebook post from the oft-hilarious Florida Memes, which asked, “What are the most ‘Floridian’ phrases you use?” One of my friends wrote, “My Publix.” As in, most of us Floridians so strongly identify with our community’s Publix grocery store as to have their very own Publix that they love, … More My Publix
3 ways the tidying maven can help you get it together and even “spark joy” before you sell or rent out your home NOTE: As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. In the summer of 2017, I read Marie Kondo’s “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing.” … More Moving with Marie Kondo
I recently achieved a long-term goal – getting my real estate license, which I’ve hung with DeBianchi Real Estate in Fort Lauderdale. Other than my Realtor friends, most people don’t know I’m the real estate equivalent of what they call in the fraternity world, a “Legacy,” or someone who has older immediate family members who … More Confessions of a Real Estate Legacy
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