Saturday, September 22, 2018 / by Rick Kendrick
Living by Values
Everyone has values. Although from some of the programs on television nowadays, just what those values are is a question.
Recently we read a great book by Ken Blanchard, Managing by Values, that is written for business people primarily, but the life applications I got out of it were equally beneficial to anything I discovered on the business front.
By committing to a common purpose and shared values, any family can adopt a way of living out life that allows all those who the family impacts to WIN! One of the things I regret as a parent was not helping my children earlier in life lay out a life plan centered around certain core principles. Sure, we did and still do parent around a set of values like, always be honest and always give your best, but tying this in to a WRITTEN life plan early I believe would be better than good.
Most everyone reading this has some so ...
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 / by Rick Kendrick
Labor Day. YADILOH SDRAWKCAB EHT.
In case you aren’t sure of the title… it's Labor Day. The Backwards Holiday. Every year when it rolls around I wonder why it’s named Labor Day. Since it’s a Holiday intended to be just that, a Holiday – I would think a better name may be Relax Day or Lazy Day or Off Day or Sleep in Day, maybe even Do-Nothing Day, something other than Labor Day. After all, we know what Labor means. And many will likely be celebrating Labor Day by Laboring.
Labor Day came about because workers felt they were spending too many hours and days on the job. Click here to read the newsletter
In the 1830s, manufacturing workers were putting in 70-hour weeks on average. Sixty years later, in 1890, hours of work had dropped, although the average manufacturing worker still toiled in a factory 60 hours a week.
These long working hours caused many union organizers to focus on winning a sho ...
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 / by Rick Kendrick
11 High Cost Inspection Traps You Should Know about Weeks Before Listing Your Home for Sale
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According to industry experts, there are over 33 physical problems that will come under scrutiny during a home inspection when your home is for sale. A new report has been prepared which identifies the eleven most common of these problems, and what you should know about them before you list your home for sale.
Whether you own an old home or a brand new one, there are a number of things that can fall short of requirements during a home inspection. If not identified and dealt with, any of these 11 items could cost you dearly in terms of repair. That's why it's critical that you read this report before you list your home. If you wait until the building inspector flags these issues for you, you will almost certainly experience costly delays in the close of your home sale or, worse, turn prospective buyers away altoget ...
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 / by Rick Kendrick
Kids aren’t the only ones that can get a NEW LOOK for back to school…
The month of August brings back memories for us when we were kids and our Moms hurriedly racing around buying us a few new items of clothing so we could at least look appropriate when going back to school.
Well kids aren’t the only ones that can get a new look in the “back to school” month...
Making a move to a new house is the perfect way to a new look. Unfortunately the current market place has many doubting the possibilities or hesitant to buy in what many consider to be uncertain times. I heard just this morning on the radio that almost 40% of American’s are doubting the American Dream is a possibility.
Fortunately, I have the solution to that issue.
If you or anyone you know is considering making a move, we can help them look good and feel confident in their purchase. If ...
Sunday, July 1, 2018 / by Rick Kendrick
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Celebrate ‘Your’ Independence… TOO!
Happy 4th of July! The holiday commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence 241 years ago. The Continental Congress declared the thirteen American colonies regarded themselves as a new nation, the United States of America, and were no longer part of the British Empire.
July 4th 1776 is a momentous day in history for all FREE Country’s across the Globe – AND so is the day we buy our own home!!! Owning Real Estate, especially your own home, is a sure fire Celebration of Independence.
In today’s market, many home owners really want to make a move, but are finding themselves in a catch 22 – whether to sell first or buy first. They don’t want to end up getting stuck owning two homes or none at all. I am sure you will join me in saying we can’t blame them. I also believe that you agree with me on this; home ownership is good for ...