While the new year is still a couple weeks away, many start thinking about their resolutions for the upcoming year and it’s important to plan ahead. I want to take a moment to pause from my weekly mortgage and home buying tips to give you some tips to succeed in your resolution.

First, pick one realistic resolution and plan ahead to achieve it. In your planning, try to anticipate any problems or challenges. Next, pick a start date. It doesn’t have to be January 1. The solution can start today. Lastly select a reward for when you achieve it and then start working towards your goal.

I’m Karen, your Mortgage Genie, helping you find the home of your dreams.