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Want To Increase Your Family’s Wealth? Here’s How!

Posted by Lisa Menendez on March 18, 2019 in No Category
Everyone should realize that unless you are living somewhere rent-free, you are paying a mortgage – either yours or your landlord’s. Buying your own home provides you with a form of ‘forced savings’ that allows you to use your monthly housing costs to increase your family’s wealth. Every month that you pay your mortgage, you are paying off a portion of the debt that you took on to purchase your home. Therefore, you own a little bit more of your home every month in t... read more
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How to Prepare For Big Business Growth in 2019

The following is a guest post by Jessica Thiefels.
Posted by Lisa Menendez on February 18, 2019 in No Category
Nearly 70 percent of entrepreneurs find it difficult to scale their businesses, according to research from Techstars. They have the ambition to grow, but often lack the strategy to make it happen. That’s why it’s not just enough to focus on where your business is now, but where you want to be in the future—and more importantly, how you’ll get there. While each phase of development, from planning to goal-setting, can feel daunting, now is the time to prepare for how your business will gr... read more
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Elf on the Shelf Overload: My Love-Hate Affair with Howie the Elf

You see him sitting there on the store shelf. So cute with the red hat and the rosy red cheeks. But beware, that Elf on the Shel
Posted by Lisa Menendez on December 17, 2018 in  Holidays
KINDELL RERUCHA- REALTOR COLDWELL BANKERDEC 12, 2014 You’re out shopping in Grand Rapids, and you see him sitting there on the store shelf. So cute with the red hat and the rosy red cheeks. The moment you see him, you know your children are going to love their Elf on the Shelf. We brought our elf home three years ago. There are so many cute elf names out there, like Tinselbottom, Sugarplum, and Snowflake. My daughter named ours Howie. And as soon as Halloween is over, she asks daily when Howie will ... read more
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The Year of the Women, One Women’s Journey to the Top

Coldwell Banker’s Women in Leadership series introduces you to Sheri Arnold, founder and owner of an all female, full service, c
Posted by Lisa Menendez on November 19, 2018 in No Category
Back to Real Advantages This is a contributor post by Sheri Arnold, founder and owner of CBC Arnold and Associates in southeast Texas. 2018 has been declared the Year of Women and, quite frankly, it’s about time that women’s contributions to our society and our economy are recognized.   I think we deserve a year (or more) to celebrate the accomplishments and leadership of women who have forged the way for others to succeed.  From my perspective, it’s been a long process... read more
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Pre-approval: Your First Step In Home Buying

Posted by Lisa Menendez on October 15, 2018 in  First Time Home Buying
In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes outnumbers the number of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show you are serious about buying your dream home is to get pre-qualified or pre-approved for a mortgage before starting your search. Even if you are in a market that is not as competitive, understanding your budget will give you the confidence of knowing if your dream home is within your... read more
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