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Real Estate, Mortgage, & Credit News ... July 19, 2014

July 19, 2014

Here's this week's news, info, and timely articles I thought you'd find of interest and use. 

Should you have specific topics or questions ... and like them covered and addressed in one of my future blasts, please let me know.  Your suggestions and input are always welcomed!

How to Create Outdoor Living Rooms ...

With 4 distinct seasons here in the Midwest, we face a different set of needs when it comes to designing and decorating outdoor living spaces.  

Here's some ideas and inspiration for an outdoor living space from 2 Midwestern homeowners .. one located in Columbus, OH, the other in Chicago.  (MORE ...)

10 Uses for Coffee Grounds ...

Stash the leftovers from your morning pot of joe for these clever household uses ... (MORE ...)

This next article should be of equal interest to those looking to improve the feel and decor of their home ... and those hoping to improve the "sale-ability" of their home prior to placing it on the market ...  

Paint Colours that Homeowners Favour and the Psychology Behind It! 

Home owners aren’t shying away from using more color in their homes.

Nearly two-in-three home owners say they would like to add color in their home, particularly in the living and family room, followed by bedroom and bathroom, according to the National Home Design and Color Survey by Sherwin-Williams, a survey of 1,450 home owners.  (MORE ...)

As a Mortgage Lender, Father, and Grandfather, I believe the topic broached below is of great importance.

In order to improve and protect the futures of our children, classes regarding the basics of money, finances, savings and credit should be mandatory in our schools.  If you agree, please urge your local schools to add classes of this nature to school curriculum.

A better understanding of financial basics will help our children immensely, guide them, and assist them successfully throughout their lives.  (My help is available to any area schools interested in hosting these types of classes.)

Money Know-How? American Teens Are, Well, Just Average ...

A major study shows that American 15-year-olds are barely average when it comes to knowledge of personal finance—and way behind the kids in Shanghai.

For a country whose grandest export might be capitalism, we don’t do very well with our own kids.  (MORE ...)

Can you believe it?  July is already half over! 

Here's a few ideas for some fun in the City of Chicago this upcoming weekend.  Don't let summer slip by without getting out and having some fun!  Click on the link below to "Chicago" Like a Local!

Thanks for reading this weeks blast.  Remember, I'm always available to answer your Mortgage and credit questions ... and those of your friends and family.   Contact me to talk soon ...


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