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Pre-Ski Season Exercises

by Allison Simson

Happy Tuesday Morning to YOU! 

After a magnificent early fall with one bluebird-blue sky after another, we have our first real snowfall of the season as I write this!  The flakes are big and fluffy!  None of the ski areas are open yet. The areas that have snow making really only need a week of temps below 30 degrees to get things open!  It's not too late to get in shape.....here are my annual pre-ski season suggestions....... :-)  

Pre-Ski Season exercises…..

  1. Visit your local butcher and pay $30 to sit in the walk-in freeze for a half an hour. Afterwards, burn two $50 dollar bills to warm up.
  2. Soak your gloves and store them in the freezer after every use.
  3. Fasten a small, wide rubber band around the top half of your head before you go to bed each night.
  4. If you wear glasses, begin wearing them with glue smeared on the lenses.
  5. Throw away a hundred-dollar bill now.
  6. Find the nearest ice rink and walk across the ice 20 times in your ski boots carrying two pairs of skis, accessory bag and poles. Pretend you are looking for your car. Sporadically drop things.
  7. Place a small but angular pebble in your shoes, line them with crushed ice, and then tighten a C-clamp around your toes.
  8. Buy a new pair of gloves and immediately throw one away.
  9. Secure one of your ankles to a bedpost and ask a friend to run into you at high speed.
  10. Go to McDonald’s and insist on paying $13.50 for a hamburger. Be sure you are in the longest line.
  11. Clip a lift ticket to the zipper of your jacket and ride a motorcycle fast enough to make the ticket lacerate your face.
  12. Drive slowly for five hours- anywhere- as long as it’s in a snowstorm and you’re following an 18-wheeler.
  13. Fill a blender with ice, hit the pulse button and let the spray blast your face. Leave the ice on your face until it melts. Let it drip into your clothes.
  14. Dress up in as many clothes as you can and then proceed to take them off because you have to go to the bathroom.
  15. Slam your thumb in a car door. Don’t go see a doctor.
  16. Repeat all of the above every Saturday and Sunday until it’s time for the real thing!

See you on the slopes!

(To avoid #12, check out the listing below!)

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22804 Hwy 6 HWY

Price: $339,000

Beds: 2

Baths: 2

Sq Ft: 1324

No detail was spared in the updating of this 'mint condition, open floor plan, sensational views, quiet setting' home w/ granite, slate, new cabinetry - you name it. Washer/dryer in unit & Fido can join the fun! Large deck to soak in the sun & watch...

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And Here's Your Morning Coffee!

Home Equity: You May Have More Than You Think

by KCM Blog
 

Home Equity: You May Have More Than You Think

 

Home Equity: You May Have More Than You Think

Posted: 07 Oct 2015 04:00 AM PDT

Home Equity: You May Have More Than You Think | Keeping Current Matters

CoreLogic recently released their 2015 2nd Quarter Equity Report which revealed that 759,000 properties had regained equity in the last quarter. That means that 91% of all mortgaged properties (approximately 45.9 million) are now in a positive equity position. Anand Nallathambi, president and CEO of CoreLogic, reported:

“For much of the country, the negative equity epidemic is lifting. The biggest reason for this improvement has been the relentless rise in home prices over the past three years which reflects increasing money flows into housing and a lack of housing stock in many markets.”

Obviously, this is great news for the financial situation of many homeowners.

But, do they realize their equity position has changed?

A recent study by Fannie Mae suggests that many homeowners are unaware that their equity position has changed…in some cases dramatically. For example, their study showed that 23% of Americans still believe their home is in a negative equity position when, in actuality, only 9% of homes are in that position. The study also revealed that, though 69% of homes had “significant equity” (greater than 20%), only 37% of Americans realize it. Significant Equity | Keeping Current Matters

This means that 32% of Americans with a mortgage fail to realize the opportune situation they are in. With a sizeable equity position, many homeowners could easily move into a housing situation that better meets their current needs (moving to a larger home or downsizing). Fannie Mae spoke out on this issue in their report:

“Homeowners who underestimate their homes’ values not only underestimate their home equity, they also likely underestimate 1) how large a down payment they could make with their home equity, 2) their chances of qualifying for mortgages, and, therefore, 3) their opportunities for selling their current homes and for buying different homes.”

Bottom Line

Every homeowner should be aware of the true equity in their house and also realize the opportunities that go along with it. If you are unsure of the savings you currently have built up in your home, contact a real estate professional to help ascertain that number. You may be surprised.


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Dual-Master Suites

by Allison Simson

Happy Tuesday Morning to YOU!

I just received this article from Tiger Home Inspections, and while I'll admit it made me giggle, it's always interesting to hear about the new design ideas out there....thought you might enjoy it, too! 

Hope you get a good night's sleep...and that you have a chance to enjoy the amazing fall we are having in Summit County- the leaves are spectacular!

See you on the slopes - before you know it!  

And Here's Your Morning Coffee!

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