Thursday, September 22, 2022 / by Diana Olivas
Go Ahead… Give Your Self a Real Treat This Month!
The month of October can be a spooky month, maybe even a scary month with monstrous problems. Yikes!! Well maybe not, but words like that seem to be popping up everywhere as kids and adults alike look forward to Halloween.
In fact, according to the USA Today, adults spend more on themselves to celebrate Halloween than any other day during the year. I get that. Especially if they want to hang out with the kids to go trick or treating, or to a Halloween party of some kind.
For many homeowners and home buyers though, they are truly scared. Scared to death of how in the world they are going to get out of their house and into their next one (the trick).
My Treat: As a result of working with over hundred families over a 11-year time span, we have developed a special program to help home sellers and homebuyers. We will guarantee the sale of their present home at a price agreeable to them and in the unlikely event their home doe ...
Thursday, August 25, 2022 / by Diana Olivas
It's Labor Day. The Backwards Holiday. Every year when it rolls around, I wonder why it is named Labor Day. Since it’s a Holiday intended to be just that, a Holiday – I would think a better name may be Relax Day or Lazy Day or Off Day or Sleep in Day, maybe even Do-Nothing Day, something other than Labor Day. After all, we know what Labor means. And many will likely be celebrating Labor Day by Laboring.
Labor Day came about because workers felt they were spending too many hours and days on the job.
In the 1830s, manufacturing workers were putting in 70-hour weeks on average. Sixty years later, in 1890, hours of work had dropped, although the average manufacturing worker still toiled in a factory 60 hours a week. These long working hours caused many union organizers to focus on winning a shorter eight-hour workday. They also focused on getting workers more days off, such as the Labor Day holiday, and reducing the workweek to just six days.
These early org ...
Friday, July 29, 2022 / by Diana Olivas
Boy… It’s hot, and not just outside.
You do not have to be a weather person to predict the weather this time of year. We all know… it is the hottest time of the year. But that is not all that’s hot. The economy is red hot too. By all measures the best economy in 20 years or so.
This is GOOD for most reading this, but there will be some exceptions. There always are. An example could be someone will sell a house and make out great, meaning a buyer pays a bit more than they would have not too long ago. And in some areas, the opposite happens. Seller does not make out that great, but the buyer does.
Most homeowners who do NOT have to sell of course know this and will hold back on buying or selling. That will of course impact supply and demand. Results right now? RED HOT opportunities!
How does this impact you? Well, it is a HOT time to invest in real estate. Single family, multi-family, even farmland. If you did not get the memo, here is a special clause ...
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 / by Diana Olivas
Happy FREEDOM month! As you know July is the month to celebrate FREEDOM.
We assume the rights of freedom and debate its boundaries in politics, yet how often do we take time to reflect on what freedom means to us personally?
Freedom is not a concept carved from stone; it is malleable and personal, always shifting shape depending on where you find yourself standing and the angle of the slanting light.
My personal definition of freedom is the ability to act based on my convictions without external restriction or retribution. It is the ability to represent myself as I see myself to be, not having to hide or disguise who I am in order to pursue happiness, fulfillment, and growth. It is the power of free self-expression. Personal freedom is one of my top three values.
Of course, there are boundaries to freedom. My actions should not hurt others or restrict their personal freedoms, and so this is the dance of conscience. Will what I want conflict with what others want or need? If so ...
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 / by Diana Olivas
Happy Father's Day
As Father's Day approaches, I want to take advantage of the holiday to share listings focused on Dad's many hobbies.
What do you think Dad wants for Father's Day? A home where he can be himself and enjoy his family, of course!
So why not treat Dad to a home where he can have everything on his list, from barbecuing to his heart's content or blossoming his inner sommelier with a kitchen wine cooler or luxurious wine cellar, or indulge his movie tastes with a home theater. And what dad doesn't dream of owning and having the space to store a shiny sports car?
Today we can make your dreams of owning a second home come true.
To get started, check out these home listings https://bit.ly/fairfax_fathersday
And then, I give you these two gifts.
Yes, TWO gifts.
Gift #1 is my lifetime home sale guarantee.
Your Home Sold, Guaranteed, at Your Price or I’ll Buy It*
Yes, this is the guarantee I am most famous for. And you will know that whether it’s ...