Here are Some Goal-Setting Strategies to Try Instead You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine. – John C. Maxwell As a new year begins, many people feel inspired to set lofty goals in the form of New Year’s resolutions.…

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” The joy of brightening other lives, bearing each other’s burdens, easing others loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of the holidays.” ~ W.C. Jon The holidays are a time for joy, celebration, and love but for many people, hectic schedules and holiday blues can make…

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Preparing your house for winter may not be on the top of your to-do list, but now that we are past the Thanksgiving holiday, it is a really good time to start thinking about your home maintenance as well as getting it ready for the colder weather. Here are a few items that you can…

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“Keep your eyes open to your mercies. The man who forgets to bethankful has fallen asleep in life.” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson Traditionally, Thanksgiving is a time for family members and friends to travel from near and far to share a feast with their loved ones. But this year, of course, many people are still…

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Feeling cramped at home? These tips can help open upa room without knocking down a wall. Accentuate the vertical. Draw the eye upward so a roomlooks more spacious. Add a bookshelf that reaches to the ceiling.Install vertical shiplap or wallpaper with vertical stripes.Hang a pendant light fixture. Consider “see-through” furniture. Choose chairs andsofas with visible…

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The unthankful heart discovers no mercies; but the thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings. – Henry Ward Beecher September is usually the time for children everywhere to head back to school. But as the coronavirus pandemic continues to upend various areas of life, countless schools are opting to resume classes via…

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 We hope all is well for you in these crazy times! Because of these tumultuous times, many people are thinking more about their finances and the planning they have in place.  To help provide a resource to his clients, Reg Aldrich, with COUNTRY Financial®,  will be hosting a Virtual Event featuring Tom Hegna that will hit…

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After being cooped up indoors due to shelter-in-place orders, buyers are reemerging and making outdoor space a priority in order to flex their green thumb. The pandemic is shaping people’s lives in new ways and causing some to reevaluate what features they want in a home. Now more than ever, potential home buyers are prioritizing…

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When your home is for sale, you might wonder which upgrades would maximize your price and attract a buyer more quickly. Home improvements don’t always pay off—before embarking on a project, it’s important to consider the likelihood that it will actually increase your home’s value enough to leave you with a profit margin that renders…

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Whenever a buyer is purchasing a home using a mortgage loan, the appraisal is an integral part of the transaction. However, as with many steps in the home buying process, appraisals can be mystifying—particularly for first-time buyers. Here are answers to a few common questions to help clear up any confusion surrounding home appraisals. What…

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