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A Doggie Vacation!

FloridaI don’t think I’ve had the chance to talk to you guys about one of my very best friends yet, so it’s about time I introduce you to Mr. Fluffernutter. Mr. Fluffernutter is a six year-old shih-tzu and my furriest friend yet. I love him to pieces! I pretty much take him wherever I go, since he’s a good boy and knows how to behave himself. I even take him on my business trips to Florida! Unfortunately, Mr. Fluffernutter can’t always come with me to my meetings, which is why I went on a hunt for a reliable pet sitter a couple of years ago.

When I first began looking for someone to take care of my beloved Mr. Fluffernutter, I used this list of 10 Things to Look for in a Pet Sitter to help me narrow down some good candidates. Most of them were pretty obvious (experienced, trustworthy, and sensitive), but it was nice to have this as sort of a checklist. I finally came across TLC Pet Boarding, which is based out of Davie, Florida. What intrigued me the most about TLC Pet Boarding is that, unlike other dog boarding facilities, they weren’t a kennel facility. Instead, they provide a home-like atmosphere that includes open indoor and outdoor spaces. Mr. Fluffernutter is not a fan of crates or kennels, so right away, I knew I had to check this place out.

Pet SittersThe place is huge! There’s a one-acre, fully-fenced backyard, which means plenty of space for all of the dogs to play. It was so much fun to see them all jumping around and having a great time. Mr. Fluffernutter was really excited! (Mr. Fluffernutter likes to play for short periods of time, so when he’s done playing with the other dogs, the caretakers at TLC Pet Boarding will make sure he gets some great relaxation time indoors.) To be honest, this place is like a doggie getaway!

Okay, so I’m going to sound like a crazy dog mom right now, but…oh well! I love-love-love the special services and features that TLC Pet Boarding offers. For example, whenever I leave Mr. Fluffernutter there, I always request to have webcam access to him, which basically means I can see how he’s doing pretty much whenever I want. Also, I love that the dogs can have the option of having their birthday’s celebrated Pet Groominghere. What better way to celebrate your birthday than with a bunch of your favorite furry pals?! Finally, TLC Pet Boarding offers dental, dog training, and pet grooming services. I just love the all-in-one concept of this facility.

I don’t typically leave Mr. Fluffernutter for days on end. Like I said, he goes with me everywhere, but I do drop him off for doggie daycare all the time. I think he loves being able to socialize with other dogs and to have someone love on him when his mommy is busy.

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Let’s Talk About Mortgages

Financing-Property-DevelopmentOne of the most frustrating things you have to deal with when you’re looking to buy a house is trying to figure out whether you can afford it and whether someone out there is willing to give you a mortgage loan. Trust me, I know all about this. Not only have I had to go through the process myself, but my business sort of entails helping clients out with this kind of stuff. Today, I’ve got another great company to recommend for all of my readers in Florida. The name of the company is Mortgage Masters, Inc. They’re mortgage professionals who can help you with pretty much anything regarding financing your new or existing property.

CalculatorOkay, before I go on about how great this company is, I just want to mention that they have some awesome online mortgage calculators. I don’t know about you guys, but sometimes I like figuring out as much on my own as I can. I prefer to do it this way and then set up a conversation with the company. That way, I only ask the questions I don’t have answers for – saving both of us time. So, the calculators. On the Mortgage Masters website, under the “Calculators” tab you can find basically every type of calculator you need!

Want to compare rates or terms? Interested in calculating your monthly payment and amortization schedule? How about budgeting – do you like saving money? Or, here’s a good one – on the fence about whether you should continue renting or whether you should seriously consider purchasing a new home? There’s a calculator for all of that, and more! From rates and payment research to refinancing savings, you’ll be able to get some personalized answers just by using the calculators on their site. Additionally, you can contact them with any other questions right from the site, which is pretty great if you’re pressed for time and can’t really stay on the phone long.

FrustrationMortgage Masters says they provide a “frustration-free zone,” which sounds kind of nice for anyone who gets frustrated just thinking about a mortgage. They can help determine what kinds of mortgage loans you’re qualified for and offer you the chance to apply for a loan using an online loan application. I’ve never heard a single complaint from anyone who has worked with them. In fact, they usually comment on how fast, friendly, and knowledgeable the mortgage professional was. I like it when I hear that my clients have good experiences with companies I recommend!

Personally, I’ve been considering refinancing my home, so I’ve been looking for a company in Seattle that’s as great as Mortgage Masters. I’m telling you, if there’s anything (anything at all) that you need to know about your home mortgage, loan programs, or anything else that’s related to those things, you need to give them a call.

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