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    2023 Home Shows with Brio Design Homes & Vive Home Transformations

    Need inspiration to transform your existing home, or design and build new? Now is the right time to start planning! Mark your calendar for the Madison Home Expo and the Build and Remodel Expo, both in January 2023! Meet with Brio Design Homes and Vive Home Transformation team members, share your vision, view inspirational photos of our projects, discuss your design ideas and ask questions about our approach to client engagement and our building process. Visit the Brio or Vive Events pages for more information! Madison Home ExpoFriday-Sunday, January 6-8Monona Terrace Convention Center, Madison, WIBooth numbers: 505 & 507 Build & Remodel Expo – National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI)…

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    Goodwill of South Central Wisconsin

    With 14 convenient locations and donation center hours that fit your schedule, Goodwill of South Central Wisconsin makes it easy to donate your gently used household items, including furniture and electronics. If you are running short on time or have large items that are too cumbersome to haul away on your own, you can book an appointment with ReSupply – this veteran-owned business has partnered with Goodwill in our local area to offer a low-cost solution for quick and easy pick-up. Goodwill also partners with Dell Reconnect to make sure that all electronics not suitable for resale are kept out of the landfill. Better yet, it’s free! Gather your old…

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    Lending Update – Shifting Markets and the Federal Reserve

    Friends of Restaino and Associates-I hope this holiday season finds you safe and healthy!  Last year at this time, I wrote about what a wildly competitive market 2021 had been.  I think most would agree, 2022 has been a challenging market for our clients, specifically on the buy side.  My name is Joe Boyle, and I am a Producing Branch Manager with Cornerstone Home Lending here in the Madison, WI area.  Thank you for reading some of my thoughts below. Shifting Markets-The Roller Coaster 2022 started out with a bang, not slowing down at all from 2021!  Low rates to begin the year coupled with low inventory proved to be…

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    Blog: Is Never

    According to Benjamin Franklin, there are very few absolutes in this world except for death and taxes. We can rarely use words like “always” and “never” because those statements often come with asterisks, caveats, and options. But, with all due respect to Mr. Franklin, I believe I have found seven absolutes of success. The Seven Absolutes of Success Failure is never fatal. As the Dalai Lama said, “When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.” Learn from how you’ve failed to build your business and charge ahead. Success is never final. Earl Nightingale said, “Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal.” There is more to achieve, enjoy, pursue, grow into, and give away. Success…

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    Area Holiday Traditions

    Holiday Express-Olbrich Botanical Gardens Dec. 3-Dec. 31, 10am-4pm Enjoy large scale model trains chugging through a festive scene of hundreds of poinsettias & fresh evergreens. https://www.olbrich.org/events/holidayexpress.cfm   Visit the Wisconsin Executive Residence Free tour, encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to Second Harvest Food Bank. Register online for a 30-minute tour. https://wisconsinexecutiveresidence.com/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=788233&module_id=410963 Henry Vilas Zoo Lights Now – Dec. 30, Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.  5:30pm-8:30pm Enjoy time at the zoo under the glow of almost a million lights! General Admission Tickets, children 3 and under are free. https://www.henryvilaszoo.gov/home/lights/ The Nutcracker- Holiday Classic Madison Ballet Overture Center For performance dates and tickets: https://www.madisonballet.org/the-nutcracker-2022 Holiday Fantasy In…