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I’m Ready to Buy a Home. What’s the First Step?

When you are ready to buy a home, you want to start by getting your financial house in order and begin researching what and where you want to buy. You must also start paying off as many of your monthly debts as possible so you can more comfortably take on new monthly housing costs.

Begin putting aside as much as you can afford each month. You want to have ample extra funds to carry you through any unexpected expenses so you never miss any loan payments. Having some savings also gives you the opportunity to fine-tune your new home.

List the features that you want your future home to have. These will include its size and room count, style, and outdoor spaces. Study the location of different neighborhoods and the amenities that they offer. Part of the location consideration is how it affects your work commute. School districts may also be part of your criteria. Be flexible in your research so you can have more choices of possible homes.

6 Signs that It May Be Time to Sell Your Home
How long you will own your home is never predictable. As your life goes through different stages, your needs will evolve and your lifestyle will change.

Here are six signs that it may be time to sell your home.

1. If your home is feeling too big or too small, it likely no longer fits your physical requirements. A growing family or a couple who finds themselves as new empty nesters will want to find a new home that better fits their lifestyle change.

2. A seller’s real estate market may be a sign to sell and reap the rewards from a good value increase, as long as it fits your housing budget to be a buyer in a seller’s market.

3. Ongoing repairs and maintenance can become overwhelming and motivate a decision to sell and buy a more manageable property.

4. Renovating your home to meet your changing needs may not make sense if you find it would be an over-improvement for the neighborhood. Using your renovation funds for a more suitable home may make more sense.

5. It may be time to sell your home if your neighborhood has changed and you are no longer happy there.

6. As your retirement age approaches, downsizing to a smaller home may be a better financial move. A new neighborhood may better fit your retirement lifestyle.

If your home no longer suits you, please give me a call so I can help you find a home that better fits your lifestyle.

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The Jordanian Church Gaining Fame for Its Pizzas
In Amman, Jordan, one church has become somewhat of a unique culinary hidden gem. St. Joseph Parish has gained the nickname “pizza church” owing to its unique combination of being both a Catholic church and, since 2017, the home of Mar Yousef’s Pizza, a popular pizza spot that goes beyond just serving delicious margaritas and pepperonis.

The pizzeria trains Iraqi refugees in the culinary arts, providing a rare service to Amman’s immigrant community. Iraqi Christians have sought refuge in Jordan due to violence and persecution across recent decades, with various wars having plagued the region. Determined to step in and make a difference, St Joseph’s Parish takes on the refugees and helps them develop skills as chefs, servers, and managers, which they can put to use when finding employment in their new, hopefully much safer lives, wherever they end up.

First conceived by church leader Father Mario Cornioli, Mar Yousef’s Pizza operates as a dining club for members and friends of the church, although reservations can be made by members of the public over the phone. The restaurant’s cozy atmosphere and unique location inside a church has made it a prized spot both for diners and workers, with Italian chefs having conducted cooking classes for the staff and the Italian government providing funding through its agency for international development.

Serving as a vital way station for Iraqi Christians on their journey to a new life, the pizza church acts as a hub for support and solidarity within Jordan’s Iraqi diaspora community.

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Wondering What’s Happening in Your Neighborhood?
How has the price of your home changed in today’s market? How much are other homes in your neighborhood selling for?

These are all critical questions that shouldn’t be overlooked when thinking about buying or selling your home. Whether you’re curious about prices in your area, whether it’s an excellent time to sell, or just need an expert to answer your questions, I can give you the tools and offer guidance through the entire buying or selling process.

Let me know how I can help by simply giving my office a call at 210-232-2310 to set up a time to connect.

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Charred Veggies and Tangy Pesto Couscous Salad
Serves 4


2-3 raw beetroot, peeled and chopped
3 red onions, cut into wedges
1 green pepper, deseeded and cubed
1 orange pepper, deseeded and cubed
1 tbsp olive oil
2 cups cherry tomatoes
2 cups whole wheat giant couscous

For the pesto:
Handful of fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
Bunch of flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped
1 garlic clove
1 green chili, deseeded
1/2 tsp cumin
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup pine nuts, lightly toasted

Heat oven to 400° F. In bowl, toss beetroot, onions, and peppers together with oil. Spread out on roasting tray lined with baking paper and roast for 35 mins. Scatter over cherry tomatoes, then return to oven for 10 mins until tomatoes have softened and vegetables are tender.

Cook couscous following package instructions. Rinse and drain.

To make pesto, place cilantro and half the parsley in bowl with garlic, chili, cumin, vinegar, oil, and half of the pine nuts. Add 2 tbsp water, then blitz with hand blender until smooth.

Toss roasted veggies and chopped parsley through couscous and pile on pesto. Sprinkle with remaining pine nuts.


Does Your House Need Some Color? Try These Tips
Deciding which color to use when redecorating your house isn’t always an easy choice. Too much coordination can make the place feel a little boring, while too little might create a sense of incoherent disorganization.

To refresh your home or increase its value through a beautiful new color palette, try some of these tips on how to use color.

Find what inspires you. Instead of going straight to the prechosen palettes in the store, you could think about a feeling, a place, or a scent you want to aim for. It might be a lush forest, a flower garden, or a rocky coastline. Once you’ve settled on an inspiration, the color palettes you associate with them should give you a great starting point.

Start off with just three colors. Choose one neutral color and add two further tones, possibly based on the inspiration you chose in step one. Starting with the neutral color as your base will then help to inform where and how the other colors might work. With those first three colors down, you’ll know whether you need to add more or it’s already just right.

Don’t be afraid to repeat colors. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. If you’ve found a wonderful palette that works well for one room, there’s no reason not to use it again in other rooms. It will help with the coherence of your house’s look and avoid the time and energy required for a repeated process when it may not work.

Be aware of lighting. A color palette that looks wonderful during the day may look drab at night. Likewise, a color scheme that makes the evening feel cozy might darken the room and absorb light during the day. Be sure to use testers and compare how they fare in different light.

For more tips on choosing the best color palette for your home, call or email us today.

How Crafting Is Good for Your Health and How to Get Started
Many people love trying their hand at arts and crafts. But did you know that it can actually help with managing stress? Arts and crafts can provide a personal and expressive outlet for challenging emotions.

Additionally, participating in group craftwork strengthens our feeling of connection, a crucial aspect of mental health.

Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Crafting with fabric. The possibilities are endless with fabric crafting. You could try making clothing accessories such as bow ties or patches, stationery like bookmarks, or even, if you’re feeling adventurous, something more complex like fabric animal figurines. For an extra well-being boost, do it with friends and reap the social mental health benefits.

Drawing or painting. Perfect for beginners, painting or drawing is a surefire way to relax your mind and reduce your stress levels and their associated dangers. These creative activities have been shown to help people express themselves, staving off depression and anxiety whilst also providing tangible benefits to those with dementia, schizophrenia, and autism.

Sculpting with clay. If you don’t mind getting a little bit messy, shaping things out of clay will be perfect for you! There are a number of studies that have proven that working with clay can help regulate your emotions and increase your levels of satisfaction and happiness. It can also boost the mood of people who are suffering from the effects of depression.

Calligraphy. While it may not be the first thing to spring to mind when thinking of arts and crafts, the ancient art of calligraphy is actually a fascinating and therapeutic pastime to engage in. Try learning to draw some beautiful Japanese kanji characters or Old English-style medieval lettering.

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