Heather's Home Life
Issue 2 | April 2019
“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.”
- Charles Dickens, Great Expectations
This time of year confuses me. Between setting our clocks an hour ahead for no compelling reason, back-and-forth weather, and Spring's earliest arrivals, my body can't keep up with the changes. In recent days, I've gone from fighting a cold to settling into the familiar throb of sinus pain! But, it's all good. Change brings good things. I've learned to go with it, and when I'm not feeling so relaxed, I open the windows, take a walk, and breath deeply.
Are you ready for longer days? How's work? Are your kids recovering from the time change? Enjoy an evening walk and soak up the literal splendor of life anew as it surrounds your senses, and exhale gratitude. We don't know what's coming around the bend, but we can greet it with a smile if we choose, and a deep breath if needed.
The Leavitt Family
The idea of buying our first home brought excitement as well as bewilderment. The process seemed overwhelming and foreign. Heather was there for us. Teaching us one step at a time. Spending more time and effort than I would have ever expected from an agent. She answered calls and texts for every small question. She took the time to explain the big things. On top of all that, Heather has a "je ne sais quoi" about her. She is able to bridge the gap between buyers and sellers that can sometimes be mysterious. Her ability to connect with all the parties involved has a value you cannot put a price on. After going through the home buying process with her I feel empowered and knowledgeable, and I feel like I am more than just a client. Heather and her family have become part of our family now. Thanks to her, we have a forever home.
I'm not crying. You are.
For Your Consideration
National Association of Realtors reports that most agents have worked with buyers interested in energy sustainability. If you have questions about making big moves towards greater efficiency at home, I'd love to help. And if you're in the market for a home, let's talk about ways to ensure your purchase takes this important issue into consideration!
What the Smell?
Smell is the first of your senses to trigger an emotional response, so it is worth considering how your home smells to guests (p.s., "nose blindness" is real). If you're getting ready to sell, let's chat about ways to make sure potential buyers feel welcomed by all they see, hear, and smell when checking out your listing!
Housing as Health
I've been inspired by Kaiser's plan to invest millions of dollars into developing affordable housing. It's so easy to take our homes for granted, but as the health care provider articulates, "stable housing is essential to good health." Everyone deserves a good home, and this kind of people-centered innovation is something to root for in my book!
What the Smell?
Housing as Health
Stable Interest Rates, but Rising
2019 is the year to make your next real estate move. It's not unthinkable that we will see rates rise to 5.5% in the next couple years, increasing the monthly mortgage on a median-priced home substantially. Now is the time to make a deal for the future.
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