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Louis Pasteur

How to Avoid Hidden Defects When You Buy Your First Home

How to Avoid Hidden Defects When You Buy Your First Home

Have you found a home you want to buy but worry about hidden defects? Here’s how to quell the stress and know what you’re getting in 3 easy steps. 1. Understand the connection between hidden and visible defects. Every state requires home sellers to reveal any visible issues to potential homebuyers in writing. Most statesRead more about How to Avoid Hidden Defects When You Buy Your First Home[…]

Should You Buy Your First Home in an Insane Market, or Wait it Out?

Should You Buy Your First Home in an Insane Market, or Wait it Out?

Feeling anxious that you’ll never get into a house of your own? Here’s how to beat the FOMO in 4 simple steps. 1) Step back and take a breath. Remember, this is probably one of the biggest financial decisions of your life, one with lasting consequences. You want to be reasonably sure that this isRead more about Should You Buy Your First Home in an Insane Market, or Wait it Out?[…]

Why You’ll Never Regret Blowing $20,000 on a 4-Week Trip to Europe with Your Kids

Why You’ll Never Regret Blowing $20,000 on a 4-Week Trip to Europe with Your Kids

Walking down the road one evening, deep in the heart of Tuscany, my daughter stopped in her tracks. “What’s that?” She exclaimed, pointing to what looked like tiny little stars dancing in the darkened woods. “Are those fireflies?” The only fireflies we’d ever seen were the fake ones at Disneyland, so we stopped to marvel.Read more about Why You’ll Never Regret Blowing $20,000 on a 4-Week Trip to Europe with Your Kids[…]