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Here's what A la Carte has been up to

Oh boy, am I ever behind on updates! I'll consider that a good thing since I've been busy planning, planning, planning! But I want to get back into routine posts, so here it goes.

What has A la Carte been up to you ask? Enjoying the wonderful diversity of financial planning including: seminars, helping families create cash flow strategies, helping individuals in career transition and working with people who want to know the numbers and cents of their retirement.

What else does A la Carte do? Networking! It's so important to keep meeting more professionals and to genuinely get to know them so I can confidently refer my clients.

One of the powerhouse professionals I met years ago through networking is Jessica McNamee from Creative Realty. She sends out uplifting and informative newsletters that I wanted to piggyback on her latest newsletter and share this valuable information to all you home owners out there:

Many homeowners think that all renovations or home improvement project ideas will increase the value of thie property. After all, who wouldn't love a super-deluxe kitchen, or a bathroom fancy enough to be in a five-star spa, amiright? Sure, we’d all love that. But the problem is that most people don’t want to pay extra for someone else’s pet project when in comes to buying a home. Homeowners should of course invest in renovations that are going to make them happy and improve quality of life. It is “home” after all! But if you’re going to be putting your home on the market any time soon or are in the business of flipping houses, certain upgrades could end up doing you more harm than good. If you think you might be selling your home sooner than later, there are four examples of improvements to avoid:

  1. Over-the-top Kitchen renovations

  2. Over-the-top bathroom renovations

  3. A pool or Hot tub

  4. Overly specialized rooms

We all want to live in a home that reflects our tastes and interests, and our home should be exactly how we want them to be. Just keep in mind that if you plan to sell your home in the near future, those upgrades and expensive renovations might end up devaluing the home you’re trying to sell for top dollar. (By: Heather Levin)

Jessica McNamee, Sales Representative

Keller Williams Energy Real Estate Brokerage

JDRF Fundraising is in full force! The Wishart Warriors are actively fundraising for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundations walk to cure diabetes on June 13th. This will be our 6th year at it and we remain optimistic that we can still reach our pandemic fundraising goal.


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