Author: Phyllis Cronbaugh

Relevant Statistics for Home Buyers

Many different types of individuals and families buy homes every year from college graduates acting on a dream, growing families needing to find more living space, to those who have owned multiple homes over the years and are now considering a maintenance-free senior community. Where do you fit into the larger scheme of things? Where do you fit in? The National Association of Realtors® (NAR) says that 2016 marked the best year for existing home sales in a decade with over 5.45 million existing single-family homes, townhomes, condos and co-ops sold, surpassing 2015’s sales of 5.25 million.[1] Additionally, over...

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Sneak Preview of the James Krause Interview

We produced a wonderful Executive Summit on Friday, May 5th at 10:00 am at the ACA Business Club Office. This month featured James Krause of Fighting out of Glory MMA & Fitness in Lee’s Summit, MO. Coach Krause is the proud owner and head instructor of this successful and talent filled mixed martial arts school. After a successful amateur career boasting two national titles, Coach Krause took to the professional ranks amassing an incredible record – highlighted by both a “Submission of the Night” and “Fight of the Night” awards in his UFC debut, an honor reserved to very few....

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Tim Draftz Executive Profile

Timothy Draftz is a Partner with the largest Chief Financial Officer firm in the US, B2B CFO. He personally serves business owners in KC and the surrounding communities while making his home in Atchison, Kansas. Here’s some other great insight into Tim. Phyllis – Well to start is it Tim or Timothy? And, will you tell us a little about your childhood? Tim – I prefer Tim. I didn’t always call Kansas home. I grew up an inner-city kid in Chicago. In my neighborhood, I knew where every gangway lead, which fences were safe to jump and which had...

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Is There a Cure for Type 2 Diabetes?

Is There a Cure for Type 2 Diabetes? I was amazed when I heard the word cure used in the same sentence with Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) by a friend of mine. She’d been in the hospital three times in the last few months with out-of-control blood sugar issues. Always a model patient, insulin and the explicitly followed strict diabetes protocol was no longer working for her. The same surgery I’d had a year ago for the wildly fluctuating weight challenges I’d endured over the past twenty years couldn’t possibly be her cure too. My friend was searching on...

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Real Estate Inspector Myths

General Question – Real Estate Inspector Myths “So, Phyllis, when is the real estate industry going to do something about these unqualified home inspectors that won’t reject homes that are about to collapse?” This question came from a networking friend and another person in the group followed it with, “I know someone whose house was rejected by an inspector because there was a little bit of peeling paint on one side of the house.” They were coming at me from both sides of the fence. I stammered, “Well, home inspectors don’t reject homes, and yes, there are some poor...

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