Blog Entries in July

Barbenheimer: Going Viral

Barbenheimer: Going Viral

I admit it. I fell prey to the Barbenheimer hype train. If you’re not active on one of the major social platforms (TikTok, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) or pop culture/film industry news sites (Deadline, Hollywood Reporter, Variety, Screen Rant, Collider, etc.), you may be wondering what I’m talking about right now.   This week saw the simultaneous releases of Greta Gerwig&rsquo

Where Should You Buy?

Where Should You Buy?

If you asked anyone in the 18-30 age range where they’d choose to live pre-2020, most would probably have chosen a large or medium sized city. It’s easy to see why. The convenience of city living cannot be understated. Try growing up in rural Appalachia where fast-food cheeseburgers and movie theaters can be 45 minutes to an hour in any direction. Cities are more diverse and that d

The Aurora Borealis

The Aurora Borealis

Earlier this week as I was reviewing a list of potential topics for the day’s blog entry, my exuberant colleague bounced into the doorway of my office with an idea of her own. “Do you already have a topic lined up for this week? How about the Northern Lights? It’s trending right now.” Truth is, I was torn between discussing the benefits of sunblock and the elaborate almost-

Sacrificing Quality for the Sake of Convenience

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Sacrificing Quality for the Sake of Convenience

  About half an hour into quirky auteur Wes Anderson’s new comedy Asteroid City, there’s a throwaway gag with Steve Carell’s motel manager and a nomadic cowboy involving a row of oddly-specific vending machines. There are independent machines for milk, coffee, beer, fruit, stockings, ammunition, and the piece de resistance: upscale cocktails that would have my editor weighi

Five Questions To Ask Yourself If You Are Considering An Addition On Your Home

Five Questions To Ask Yourself If You Are Considering An Addition On Your Home

Summer may be the time for switching it up when it comes to your home, but that doesn’t have to mean buying a new home and starting all over. In fact, if you’re a long-time homeowner whose home just isn’t measuring up to all your needs and wants anymore, you could consider adding on to the home you love instead of abandoning it altogether. Has the home renovation bug bit you t

How To Purchase A Home If You Have Student Loan Debt

How To Purchase A Home If You Have Student Loan Debt

Many people who want to buy a home put it off until they can completely pay off their student loan debt. And while that is a responsible choice, it is not a necessity. As long as you do a thorough examination of your current debt, financial priorities, and maximize the following aspects of your finances, you can qualify for a home loan.     Improve Your Credit Score  T

Four Ways To Revamp Your Outdoor Grilling Space

Four Ways To Revamp Your Outdoor Grilling Space

A fully-equipped outdoor kitchen isn’t just great for backyard barbecues, It’s also convenient for anyone who likes to spend time outside! If you’re interested in making your own grilling station or simply having a place to set out food for guests, this is the season to make upgrades! Cooking should not just be limited to your kitchen, that’s why this summer, take advantage

Cryptocurrency and Real Estate

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Cryptocurrency and Real Estate

In April 2021, Bitcoin hit an all-time high in the price of its coins, virtual trader Coinbase went public with a valuation of $86 billion, and Venmo, owned by PayPal, announced it’s adding support for cryptocurrencies. All of these give access to customers who can now easily buy, sell and pay for items with cryptocurrencies for lower fees, more privacy and more security than they currently

Your Guide To Homeowners Association

Your Guide To Homeowners Association

When considering a home that will make you part of a Homeowners Association, it is important that you completely understand what you are signing up for. If you have specific questions, it is best to talk to your real estate agent, but for information about HOAs in general, use this blog post as your guide!   What is a Homeowners Association (HOA)?   A HOA is a structure that is p

The Details That Make The Difference When Staging Your Home

The Details That Make The Difference When Staging Your Home

The real estate market is hot right now. It’s a seller’s market in most of Ohio, making some home sellers complacent. The house is going to sell at a good price, right? Maybe so, but you can do some things to bring in even more profit.   Staging Think of a Hollywood set decorator arranging a scene to look just right in a movie. That’s the same concept applied to prepa