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Blog Archive for July, 2018

Four Ways to Know You’re Ready to Buy a Home

Categories: SJV Homes Blog | Posted: July 23, 2018 | Comments Off on Four Ways to Know You’re Ready to Buy a Home

Buying your first home is an enormous investment of time, money and emotional significance. Where you settle down and the specific property you select will shape your life for the next thirty years, and the terms of your mortgage payments will shape your finances for just as long. Many people assume home buying happens almost automatically in the natural course of finding a mate and settling down to have children, but it’s really a much more personal decision than that and doesn’t require a new family dynamic to trigger. The right time to buy a home is when it’s right for you. Read the rest of this entry »

Working from Home: Staying Productive While Balancing Life and Work

Categories: SJV Homes Blog | Posted: July 9, 2018 | Comments Off on Working from Home: Staying Productive While Balancing Life and Work

Telecommuting from home grants convenience for the worker while offering money savings for the company. In fact, the number of people telecommuting in the U.S. increased a whopping 115 percent in the last 10 years, according to WorkFlexibility.org If you’re interested in joining this trend, here are a few tips for remaining productive while still balancing your life and work.

Make a space
To maintain work-life balance, you want to divide your office tasks from personal activities. Doing that effectively requires creating a separate space that you use exclusively for telecommuting, preferably one you can close off. If it’s the corner of a room, define it with a free-standing divider. A walk-in closet or entire room is ideal but only if you don’t mix family stuff in the same space. Read the rest of this entry »