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Fischer: Young homeowners the exception, but are inspiring nonetheless

For the past year, we have been watching the ongoing construction of an enormous home on the only empty lot in our neighborhood. This is not because we have nothing to do but watch paint dry; rather, it is due to the consistent and ongoing entourage of large construction equipment that has been ...

Tech Matters: How to fix a laggy mouse

When your computer is working as it should, you don’t appreciate it, but when something small goes wrong, it can feel like a major frustration. I am currently experiencing a sluggish or laggy mouse. If you notice your cursor movements are slower or less precise than they used to be, you have ...

Fischer: Touring properties is like a box of chocolates …

“What were they thinking?” This was not the first time, nor would it be anywhere near the last, that I asked this question. On this particular occasion, I was showing properties with “potential” to an investor client. The specific property in question was being marketed as a duplex. ...

Tech Matters: Welcome to Black Friday: Tips for success

Black Friday is upon us, and while product shortages and higher prices present a challenging situation, you can still get much of your holiday shopping done this holiday weekend. Let’s take a look at the trends that are shaping this year’s experience followed by some tools to make your ...

Sunday Drive: VW Arteon turns heads, now with abundant luxury

Now in its third year of production, the Volkswagen Arteon has become a mainstay in the VW line. We think of it as the flagship of the line, positioned above the Passat as it comes with a luxurious feel, especially in the Premium R-Line edition. Whenever we have a car that is different or ...

Fischer: Hosting Thanksgiving dinner should be a spectator sport

Ready or not ... here they come. We are referring here to “The Holidays.” For many, myself included, the very mention of the word dredges up deep feelings of dread and fear. So many expectations and so little desire to fulfill said expectations. It’s not that I don’t feel thankful; ...

2022 real estate forecast: Growth to continue at slower pace

When it comes to real estate next year, consumers can expect a strong housing market with signs of normalizing. For example, home prices may rise at a slower pace, interest rates may increase a bit and sales activity may be slightly lower, although the number of transactions should exceed ...

Sunday Drive: BMW adds a new luxury SUV hybrid with the X5

In the world of luxury high-end SUVs, the competition is intense, with all kinds of new technology being introduced to the market along with looks that can’t be beat. The new BMW X5 turned out to be no exception to this rule as it comes with technology that was only a dream a few years ...