By Matthew Vanderford The most common thing that makes it difficult to recover from property damage, whether it’s water damage to your home from a broken pipe or smoke damage ruining your antiques to mold damage destroying everything in your business, is the fact there are so many details in...
Your home may be beautiful. Maybe it is immaculate, stylishly appointed to suit your tastes or highly upgraded with the finest materials and features. Perhaps it is all of these things. But, unless you are one in a thousand, it is not “staged.” Staging a home for sale is not...
The Northwest Florida Coast Chapter of Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) is offering a one-day intensive workshop for businesses and nonprofit organizations looking for strong guidance with their public outreach and marketing efforts. Marketing and PR can be tricky fields to navigate, even more so if your company is...
As Regional Production Manager for Inlanta Mortgage, Inc. in Destin, FL, Hetzel brings over 17 years of experience in the mortgage industry and title field to those she works with and is pleased to find herself still just as passionate about her clients and her career as she was...
By Maurice Stouse, Financial Advisor and Branch Manager Many people will tell you that life brings on such uncertainty that even a great amount of planning won’t suffice when uncertainty sets in. I would suggest that over-preparation for times or events could, for many, be a great driver of success...
By Maurice Stouse Financial Advisor and Branch Manager The stock market had a bruising December posting its worst performance since 1931. The bond market saw yields retreat after climbing all year long. And the money market saw yields continue to move upward as higher Federal Reserve rates made their way in...
By Gail Pelto For Sale By Owner (FSBO)…Sounds great, doesn’t it? It’s gotta be easy… you’ve watched enough home shows on TV…anyone can do it…PLUS you’ll save a bunch of money by not paying that real estate commission, right? What’s that they say, “If it sounds too good to be...
A new year gives us that annual opportunity to start fresh, to reinvent ourselves, set new goals, make resolutions, and just plain reset and refocus. For us on the Emerald Coast, moving into 2019 offers particular meaning this year by providing the chance to rebuild, renovate, and reimagine after...
By Maurice Stouse, Financial Advisor and Branch Manager Many investors have experienced significant ups and downs lately and are trying to understand what is going on and how to make or adjust their strategies accordingly. Many just want to know, why the increase in volatility? There are several aggravating factors...
When tragedy hits, it hits hardest to those who live where the disaster happened. And that’s no different with the recent hurricane that rocked the Emerald Coast. It continues to affect the day-to-day life of our local residents, as well as the operations of locally-owned businesses. While much of...

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