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Tuesday, September 1, 2020   /   by Karey Kendrick

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Labor Day is All Wrong!
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.

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 shorter eight-hour work day. They also focused on getting workers more da ...

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Tuesday, September 1, 2020   /   by Karey Kendrick

MarketWatch Newsletter September 2020

Learn to Avoid 6  Common and Costly Mistakes When Buying a Larger Palm Beach Area Home

"Subtle changes in the way you approach mortgage shopping, and even small differences in the way you structure your mortgage, can literally cost or save you thousands of dollars and years of expense."
Mortgage Regulations Have Changed . . .
Mortgage regulations have changed significantly over the last few years making your options wider than ever. Subtle changes in the way you approach mortgage shopping and even the small differences in the way you structure your mortgage can literally cost or save you thousands of dollars and years of expense. 
Get the Right Information
Whether you are about to buy your first home, or are planning to make a move to your next home, it is critical that you inform yourself about the factors involved. Industry research has revealed 6 common mistakes that most homebuyers make when mortgage shopping and they can have a significant impa ...

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Friday, August 14, 2020   /   by Rick Kendrick Team

Empty Nesters | Palm Beach Area Home Sellers, Order Free Report How to Sell Your Home for More Money

Avoid the Mistakes That Could Cost You Thousands of Dollars

"The last thing you need are unbudgeted financial obligations cropping up hours before you take possession of your new home."

Are you an Empty Nester who needs a home for the future? Is it time to downsize or to move into another Palm Beach area home more suitable for your glorious retirement years?

Like thousands of Palm Beach home sellers, you may discover that after years of non-stop child traffic in and out of your doors, toys on the floor, music floating throughout, you can suddenly hear a pin drop over the quiet hum of the refrigerator. Your rooms are filled with pictures and memories of this wonderful time in your life, but there are many empty rooms gathering dust now that your children†have moved on. The freer years ahead are exciting ones to look forward to, and it may be time for you to move as well.If you find yourself in this situation, you're in vast and good company. What this means is that the ...

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Sunday, August 2, 2020   /   by Karey Kendrick

Moving Tips: Have a Pet?

SOUTH FLORIDA PET OWNERS: Tips to Make Your Move Easier on Your Pets
It is best to remove your pets from the house BEFORE you start moving your possessions. 

Allowing your pets to roam free in the house while the front door is propped wide open, and people are rushing in and out lugging boxes and furniture just creates a recipe for disaster. If it is not possible to remove your pets beforehand, then you should select an empty room with a door to safely house them for the day. Place their food and water dishes, toys, bedding and litter box in the room with them. Many pets find the background noise of a radio comforting, and it helps to muffle some of the loud and unsettling noises that come from moving heavy furniture and boxes.

Moving can be hard on everyone involved: adults, kids, and yes... even your pets! While your pet may not understand exactly what is going on, they can sense the stress (good or bad), that the whole family is experiencing. Add to t ...

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