December 2018

CRUSH New Years Eve

Bringing in the New Year with your kids.

Although the idea of a New Year's celebration conjures up images of champagne, appetizers, friends, and fireworks, the reality for parents isn't always quite as glamorous. Those of us with young children may find ourselves asleep on the couch before midnight, surrounded by stuffies and discarded Nerf guns. There are other options! They may not equal a perfect night, but they will definitely be meaningful...

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Intuitive Eating

You may have heard the phrase 'intuitive eating' floating around lately. Between the 30 day diets and the cleanses, it sounds like it could be another system that promises to get the weight off quickly. After doing some digging, it turns out that the idea of intuitive eating is exactly the opposite to this. It is actually meant to help us heal from the lasting effects of constant dieting and unhealthy...

International Students

Hosting an International Student

Is opening your home to an international student the answer to financial stress? This is a question that many of us ask when our monthly budget is squeezed to the limit. The option to rent out a room to a paying student is a valid, and convenient one, as a student will pay approximately $900 per month to live in your home. There are a few things to consider before you make the final...

Mortgage brokers vs Bank rep

Mortgage Broker Vs Bank Rep…Huge Difference!

As an independent Mortgage Broker, I clearly have decided that for my clients and my desired business and lifestyle, being a Mortgage Broker is a clear winner all around in delivering superior mortgage products and service, rather than being a bank employee. The general public and mortgage consumer frequently doesn’t understand or recognize the difference between a mortgage broker and a bank mortgage...

Holiday tips

A Holiday Away.

If you are lucky enough to get away this season on a holiday away, there are a few things to remember before you leave the house. As most people are aware, the holidays are prime time for break-ins and thefts. Thankfully, there are a few precautions to take that can greatly reduce the risks involved in leaving your home empty.  Having someone pop in and check on the house while you are...

Crush Real Estate Christmas 2018

The Gift of Family.

. Estate News – Nov 2018 We can all agree that finding the perfect gift feels like an impossible and often expensive task. Purchasing gifts for a friend or a relative's entire family is especially difficult.  Shopping for kids is, even more so. The goal is to find something thoughtful and personal while keeping that holiday budget intact. Thankfully, the giving trend this year is all about having a...

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