Dan and Nancy Schouveller's Blog

Sherwin Williams Color of the Year 2021

The new color of the year for 2021 by Sherwin Williams.  ...

How to maintain a healthy garden

It is very disheartening when the plants in your garden fall prey to disease. The question everyone asks is how exactly this came about. In the event that it spreads out will it destroy all your plants? For a fact, preventing disease when it comes to plants depends on the host, pathogens that attack...

TAX TIME 2020

Checkout my flyer to see what is new for the 2019-2020 tax year.  There is some great information to discuss with your tax professional.     Source:  Buffini & Company...

Real Estate 2020 National Market Outlook

It's impossible to predict the future, but here's a look at where the real estate market stands at the beginning of 2020.

The Science of Gratitude

Be grateful, express how grateful you are for your family, friends, co-workers.

Travel Like a Pro!

Visiting somewhere fun this summer? If your travel plans are taking you up in the air, make the trip more enjoyable by reducing the stress of your airport experience.

Hosting a Graduation Party

Graduation season is approaching and there are so many things to think of. If you have been through this before then you should be able to get it done, but if this is your first time well here are a few ideas that I used for my first graduation party back in 2016.  Yes, I have one this year too. ...

Spring is here, let's clean the inside of our cars!

I was reading my Costco Connection magazine for April and it has a great article about car cleaning hacks.  Living in the Midwest, the inside of our cars can get dirty and disorganized.  Here are a few helpful hints that I found interesting while reading this article by Steve Fisher....

What does RESPECT mean?

Listening to Brian Buffini regarding respect and courtesy.  As I listened to the Podcast I found that I wanted to share the word Respect and what it means. R - Rever E - Esteem S - Serve P - Polite E - Encourage C - Care T - Trust...

Good Manners and Courtesy Quotes

“Common courtesy is not common practice.”—Brian Buffini “Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage.”—Theodore Roosevelt “Nothing is ever lost by courtesy. It is the cheapest of pleasures, costs nothing and conveys much.”—Erastus Wiman “Courtesy...

2018 Taxes

We no more finish Christmas, start a New Year, start our diets, and then Tax Season is upon us, ugh! Our clients are lucky enough to receive a copy of their Settlement Statement from their closing in 2018 from us in January so they can successfully prepare for their 2018 taxes.  This a part...

Single women: A powerful home buying force

Dan and I have worked with several women that have bought homes and it is not their first either.  We found this article to be very interesting and wanted to share it on our blog page. It seems today, a woman’s prerogative is buying a home.  Single females...

Pets influence home buying decisions

“You treat me like a dog,” is probably not a very effective complaint anymore.  When it comes to homeowners, the vast majority treat their dogs, and the rest of their furry friends, very well.  Pets were a $60 billion industry in 2015, and it’s...

The US Housing Market Outlook for 2019

The US Housing Market Outlook The National Market as we begin 2019, home sales are down 1.5 percent from a year ago.  Experts say that many buyers are priced out of the market or they’re waiting until more homes within their price range are available. Three things to watch for in 2019  Interest...