Welcome to my home and lifestyle blog! I post about places to live, places to visit, home buying, home selling, design, travel, and much more! From time to time I also post about area-specific real estate topics in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. Be sure to follow me on social media to see content as it’s posted, or just subscribe to the blog.

Getting Ready for Retirement [Checklist]

For most people, retirement feels like a long way off. But, if you don’t start preparing as early as possible, you may find yourself in a place of financial insecurity when the time does come. Here are five basic steps to take.

My Gift to You: FREE Magazine Subscription!

Every other month I mail a printed magazine, American Lifestyle, to homes across the country. American Lifestyle is a celebration of the flavor and flair of life in the United States, which takes the reader on a journey of the nation’s sights, sounds, smells, and tastes. This 48-page publication features articles on interior design, travel,…

Which Downpayment Strategy is Right for You?

Buying a Home You’ve most likely heard the rule: Save for a 20-percent down payment before you buy a home. The logic behind saving 20 percent is solid, as it shows that you have the financial discipline and stability to save for a long-term goal. It also helps you get favorable rates from lenders. But…


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