Put simply, a short sale is the sale of a home in which the amount owed to the lender(s) is more than the amount that the home can be sold for. Instead of the homeowner having to bring in money to complete the sale, the sale is completed through negotiations with the existing lender(s). The lender(s) agree to accept less than the full amount owed to satisfy the debt and allow it to be paid off “short.”
Put even more simply, a short sale is a real estate transaction that requires an approval from the lender – period. (more…)
It’s been years of freshly baked pumpkin pie for me.
Perfectly Smashed Potatoes (WARNING: we have a designated family “potato smasher” for this – PLEASE, smash potatoes responsibly), Gravy, Sweet Tamales…
Yes. Maybe not 100% traditional, but it works.
Let’s see, stuffing, and then…
The Aromatic Rock Star of the night positions itself next to me.
A perfectly browned Turkey – makings its 1st appearance. Granted, conversation is pretty general leading up to and during dinner…BUT – once we’re done stuffing ourselves, the real magic happens.
You see, at the conclusion of dinner, each person at our table takes a turn to stand up (Apple Cider glass in hand) and have a Gratitude Moment.
Not a rushed moment, not a fake moment. I’m talking about a Real Moment where we share WHAT and WHO we are grateful for – including any crummy setbacks during the year. Sort of like a trust fall that we each take. The more honest and authentic we get to be, the bigger the risk.
By the time each person’s done, something funny happens. For that brief moment, the busyness of lifeis gone. The walls have come down because we know each others challenges…our triumphs…and even the people we miss that are no longer at the table.
For me, I get to share with my family, friends and guests (some I may not have seen in a while) how grateful I am that they are a part of my life.
Who said Tradition had to be mundane?
That’s my tradition.
Real Estate Broker, Strategist, Human Being