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From Justin Oliver & Ryan Whalen’s Newsletter week of Aug. 28th.
I hope you all have had a great summer. Most of the schools have started again and I really enjoy seeing the first day of school pictures on Facebook and Instagram. Yes, I have an Instagram account, feel free to follow me for fun pictures and an occasional Real Estate piece,
I would love to hear about your summer vacations. I can see the places people go on Social Media. I stalk your Facebook and see all the fun places you visited, lol. Feel free to call me or email me where you went this summer. It seems like Disneyland and beach were the top places this summer. Speaking of traveling, I ran across this article in the Costco monthly magazine. Believe it or not, I look forward to not only the articles, but the recipes too. I know vacations have almost come to an end, but here were a few tips I read in the Costco Connection:
- Food for the Journey: Pack healthy snacks, put them in Ziploc bags and label with each kid or adults name to make it more fun. This is great if time doesn’t allow a lot of stops or if on a tight budget. Don’t forget the water.
- Fun and Games: Depending on the age range if traveling with kids, have some fun games planned for the trip. Give each kid a backpack and fill with a tablet, a notepad, ear phones, colored pencils, a few toys and a book. Listen to audio books or have kids journal their trip.
- Comfort makers: Long trips can be tiring, so pack a pillow and blanket, stuffed animals, etc.
- Buckle up and have a fun and safe trip! -Take Care,
Any confusion about agency is understandable, and it’s important to get clarity from any real estate agent you’re talking to about what role they play. In real estate, there are buyers’ agents and sellers’ agents, and these can be from different companies, even though they’re working on the same transaction. The reason for this separation of agency status is to exponentially increase a seller’s chances of finding a buyer.
See, when a seller hires a listing agent, it’s just one person at one company. But that company has an agreement to share their fee with other companies. That means dozens of agents at all those other
companies are looking for buyers for the seller, too. In fact, it’s the listing agent’s job
to market your home to other agents as much as it is to market directly to buyers.
If you’re ready to sell your home, give me a call to get a full-service marketing plan.
-From Becky’s Bulletin-August 2018 edition
Flu season is just around the corner. Flu is most common in the fall, winter and early spring, so it’s best to plan ahead. Are you and your family “flu ready”?
WIDESPREAD AND POTENTIALLY SERIOUS
The flu, also know as influenza, occurs in 5 to 20 percent of the US population annually and can be serious. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC; cdc.gov), flu sickens millions of people and causes hundreds of thousands of hopitalizations and tens of thousands of deaths each year. Those at high risk of getting the flu include the elderly, newborns and people with certain chronic diseases, the CDC says.
HOW IT SPREADS
The flu virus is spread easily through tiny droplets produced when people with flu talk, cough or sneeze. Touching surfaces with the flu virus on them and then touching your mouth, nose or possibly eyes can also spread the infection, although this occurs less frequently.
People are most likely to spread the flu virus in the first three to four days of their illness; however, they can spread the virus a day ahead of symptoms and up to five to seven days after symptoms have started.
Try to avoid contact with sick people. Keep your hands away from your eyes, nose and mouth; cover your coughs and sneezes; wash hands often with soap and water; and keep surfaces clean.
Flu symptoms may included fever, chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches, fatigue and sometimes nausea and vomiting. Certain people are more prone to flu complications such as pneumonia.
Here’s how to help make you and your family “flu ready.”
-Get vaccinated-The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older get the flu vaccine every year. It takes two weeks for the vaccine to work, so its best to get vaccinated by the end of October.
-Ask about antivirals-Antiviral medicines can shorten the course of the flu, make it milder and reduce the risk of complications. Take them as soon as possible. Costco offers flu shots in the warehouse pharmacies. They are covered by most insurance plans at no cost to you. Vaccine and age restrictions vary by state.
written by Lind R. Berstein
Costco Connection August 2018
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Traveling with Pets? The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says don’t forget these items:
- Pet food treats
- Bottle water and a bowl for drinking
- A roomy, well-ventilated crate for the ride
- In lieu of a crate, a harness attached to a seat buckle in the back of the vehicle
by Sonya Stinson
The Costco Connection
I Just Graduated! When Should I Buy My First Home?
Many young graduates put off buying a house until they start thinking about getting married. But these days, as marriage rates are falling or young people are getting married later in life, they start to think about buying a house earlier, while they’re still independent. Realizing it’s a long-term investment, much like a stock investment that earns compounding interest.
They realize that either the home will increase in value or their equity will increase over time—or both. Either way, they’re seeing buying a home as a smart long-term investment, whether they’re
getting married or not.
If you, or someone you know, n their twenties, please put us in touch with each other. Together we’ll create a buying plan that fits their income and lifestyle, so they can buy a first home that will be a great long-term investment.