5 Ways to Decorate With This Throwback Look

If you're in for Vintage Decor and Throwback Thursdays then, CONGRATS, you've made it to the right place! Amidst all of the fun that summer can bring, we are nearing fall steadily and nothing quite prepares you for the months ahead than a new design trend that will freshen up that tired room in your house (you know the one). Take a look!

How to Get Custom Built-In Shelves on a Budget

If you build it, books will come. (And plenty of compliments too!) Built-in shelves can take your room from boring to bespoke in a snap. Unfortunately, they can also come with a hefty price tag. But I’m going to share the insider secrets you need to DIY your way to rich results without breaking the bank. (Hint: The secret is starting with assembled bookcases, like the IKEA BILLY!)

How to tell if a Real Estate Agent Sucks

The Association of Real Estate License Law Officials (ARELLO) estimates that there are about 2 million active real estate licensees in the United States. All of them will tell you that they will sell your home for the most money in the least amount of time, and everyday homeowners sign up with these agents and then … Continue reading How to tell if a Real Estate Agent Sucks

Some Tips to Build Equity

I was having a great conversation with my 18-year-old daughter, Lexie, the other day on our way up to Joplin to see some family. I'm having her read a book by Dave Ramsey and she had questions about all kinds of things and one stood out to me. "Hey, dad, what's home equity?" I was … Continue reading Some Tips to Build Equity

7 Qualities of Good Neighbors

When we first moved into my neighborhood, it was just after my birthday last year. We absolutely loved the place and the area. My (now) wife and I owned our first home together, and we were so excited, but we really wanted to meet our new neighbors, we just really didn't know how to approach them. This is because we've never been taught or shown neighborly love before. Then, one of our neighbors knocked on our door. He was holding a dish of homemade banana pudding and welcomed us to the neighborhood.

Why Veterans Should Use An MRP Designated Realtor

As a former active duty United States Marine I take pride in the comradery we have as our world's largest collective force. We may give each other a lot of grief over who's the more elite or strongest branch (we all know it's the Marines *wink*wink*) but, we are all connected in a way that the general public will never fully understand.

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