Tuesday, September 1, 2020 / by Karey Kendrick
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 days o ...
Tuesday, September 1, 2020 / by Karey Kendrick
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 impact ...
Sunday, August 2, 2020 / by Karey Kendrick
SOUTH FLORIDA PET OWNERS: Tips to Make Your Move Easier on Your Pets
MOVE PETS FIRST:
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 that ...
Friday, July 17, 2020 / by Karey Kendrick
Been Paying Attention to Mortgage Rates the Past Month?
If you have been on the fence about making a move, you may want to check out this mornings headlines!
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30-year fixed mortgage rate drops below 3% for first time
Mortgage rates in the U.S. tumbled to historic lows in the week ended July 16.
Wall Street Journal
30-Year Mortgage Rate Reaches Lowest Level Ever: 2.98%
Coronaviras has upended market around the world. Its effect on the 30-year mortgage is especially significant. "
Mortgage Rates Fall Below 3% for the First Time Ever
Mortgage rates fell below 3% for the first time ever as the economy continues to struggle from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
The New York Times
Mortgage Rates Drop Below 3% for First Time, Tempting Home Buyers
Thanks to Federal Reserve policy, the average rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage fell to 2.98 percent. That could spur buying and construction.
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 / by Karey Kendrick
Happy FREEDOM Month!
As you know July is the month to celebrate FREEDOM.
We assume the rights of freedom and debate its boundaries in politics, yet how often do we take time to reflect on what freedom means to us personally?
Freedom is not a concept carved from stone; it is malleable and personal, always shifting shape depending on where you find yourself standing and the angle of the slanting light.
My personal definition of freedom is the ability to act based on my convictions without external restriction or retribution. It is the ability to represent myself as I see myself to be, not having to hide or disguise who I am in order to pursue happiness, fulfillment, and growth. It is the power of free self-expression. Personal freedom is one of my top three values.
Of course, there are boundaries to freedom. My actions should not hurt others or restrict their personal freedoms, and so this is the dance of conscience. Will what I want conflict with what others want or ...