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Posted by Joe Kulle and Katie Riley on 8/12/2018

If you've ever read a self-improvement book or attended a motivational seminar, you probably felt charged up for about a week or so, but then slipped back into old, self-defeating habits.

Why does that happen? Is it because we're all born a certain way and have no control over the cards we're dealt? While it may sometimes appear that destiny plays a role in the direction of our lives, habits are often the underlying cause of both problems and accomplishments.

Zig Ziglar, a well-known sales trainer and personal development author summed it up perfectly: “People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing – that's why we recommend it daily.”

Here are a few ways that good habits can improve everything from family relationships and health to time management and stress reduction.
  1. Either before you go to bed or the first thing the next morning, write down your objectives for the day. When you commit something to writing and have a visual reminder of what you need to accomplish, there's a much stronger chance it will get done. Whether you prefer to use your iPhone or just old-fashioned written lists, everyone needs some kind of daily system for staying organized and remembering tasks and priorities. As Benjamin Franklin said more than 200 years ago, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!”
  2. Your attitudes and expectations often become self-fulfilling prophesies. It's easy to fall into the trap of complaining about things like how messy the house always looks or what a daily struggle it is to get the kids to do their homework. If you find yourself going down this negative path, keep in mind a quote from Oprah Winfrey: "What you focus on expands, and when you focus on the goodness in your life, you create more of it." The opposite is also true, so it pays to choose your thoughts and words carefully.
  3. Establishing good, consistent habits in children makes life easier, more productive, and less stressful for the entire family. That can include everything from doing homework and chores to personal hygiene and keeping their bedrooms looking civilized.
  4. Learning to be patient with yourself, your spouse, and your children is easier for some people than others, but when you think of yourself as a "work in progress," you'll have more of a tendency to keep trying and not get discouraged.
Many books, websites, and seminars are based on the premise of improving the conditions of your life by improving the quality of your habits and thoughts. A good starting point for many people is to do a self assessment, write down a list of achievable goals, and then come up with a realistic action plan.





Posted by Joe Kulle and Katie Riley on 8/8/2018


120 Country Club Way, Kingston, MA 02364

Land

$199,900
Price

0.94
Acres
Residential
Land Type
THIS LOT IS READY TO BE BUILT ON! Conservation approved and perk completed and the septic design has been completed. Engineering plans are complete for a 5 Bedroom home. 3,526 Sq Ft not including the walkout cellar. Call your clients so they can enjoy the lifestyle of Indian Pond Estates! Build your home yourself or lets talk and we can build it for you. Call today.
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Posted by Joe Kulle and Katie Riley on 8/6/2018


248 Old Wharf Road, Dennis, MA 02639

Dennis Port

Condo

$269,900
Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Wonderful Ranch style condo located in the sought after Village at Nantucket Sound! This home was remodeled 4 years ago. Home offers 2 bedrooms one with built in bunk beds and a loft, Cathedral ceilings throughout, Fireplace Living room and large windows to allow the beautiful ocean breeze. The bathroom has an attached outdoor shower with access directly from the bathroom. Large outdoor deck on one side of the home for your entertaining or use the other side yard for your outdoor games and fire pits. Large storage shed that offers electricity and washer/dryer Hookup. 4 car driveway. This home also offers a brand new heat/AC unit that was put in last year! This is a must see! Don't miss out!
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Posted by Joe Kulle and Katie Riley on 8/6/2018


248 Old Wharf Road, Dennis, MA 02639

Dennis Port

Condo

$269,900
Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Wonderful Ranch style condo located in the sought after Village at Nantucket Sound! This home was remodeled 4 years ago. Home offers 2 bedrooms one with built in bunk beds and a loft, Cathedral ceilings throughout, Fireplace Living room and large windows to allow the beautiful ocean breeze. The bathroom has an attached outdoor shower with access directly from the bathroom. Large outdoor deck on one side of the home for your entertaining or use the other side yard for your outdoor games and fire pits. Large storage shed that offers electricity and washer/dryer Hookup. 4 car driveway. This home also offers a brand new heat/AC unit that was put in last year! This is a must see! Don't miss out!
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Posted by Joe Kulle and Katie Riley on 8/5/2018

You may think of downsizing as something that makes sense when you have an empty nest. Larger families do, of course, need more room. Downsizing can also be financially strategic and rewarding for you and your family if you have the opportunity to do so.


How Much Is Your Home Worth? 


There comes a point in your life when the amount of money that your home is worth is very important. Maybe you need the money for retirement and are looking to move to a cheaper city or state. Maybe it’s time for you to pursue your goals and dreams. Whatever the reason, your home is a very large asset.  


If you downsize, you’ll have a bit more money available to invest for your future. You may even consider buying an investment property. If all of your money isn’t tied up in a home, you’ll have a bit more freedom to do other things with your money.


A Smaller Home Means Smaller Expenses 


When you downsize your home you end up with much lower expenses for your housing. You’ll save big on both utilities and home maintenance. You’ll be surprised as to how much extra cash you’ll have each and every month that you’ll be able to use for other things like investing, travel, or other expenses. You’ll have the ability to do things beyond simply achieve that one dream goal of home ownership. 


What If You Don’t Already Own A Home?


There’s a lesson to be learned here for renters as well. If you’re getting ready to buy a home, you may want to think small. A smaller home that can suit your needs will allow you to save thousands of dollars over the life of the mortgage on your home. Remember that a mortgage payment is more than just the cost of the home. You’ll need to include things like taxes, insurance, mortgage insurance, heating, electricity, and more. The smaller the house that you buy, the less all of these things will cost. Think of what you could do if you invested that extra money that you saved on all of these things each month. 


What Would You Do With The Money You Save?


Having a big, beautiful home is a fantastic goal to achieve. You may have other dreams that you want to pursue in addition to owning a home. While downsizing isn’t for everyone, many people use the money they save to do some pretty incredible things like:


  • Travel
  • Go back to school
  • Buy a vacation home


The Negatives Of Downsizing


If you move into a smaller home, there are a few drawbacks. For one, you’ll have less storage and will actually need to downsize your amount of belongings as well. You’ll also have less room for visitors if hey come to stay. If grandkids frequent your home, you may be hesitant to sell and find a smaller place. It may also be difficult to find what you’re looking for at a certain price in a specific area. Think carefully before you decide to downsize and see if it has the right benefits for you.