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CRES will attend the Diversity Symposium on May 8, 2019

Continental Real Estate Services, proud members of the American Mortgage Diversity Council, will be in Dallas May 6-9. We will be attending the Diversity Symposium at the Adolphus Hotel on May 8th. If you will be in Dallas, let’s meet! Email: info@gocres.com

 

The Continental Quarterly – Volume 5

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This summer was a remarkably wet one in the Midwest, with strong storms and record breaking rainfall documented across the nation. Illinois had the most June rainfall on record since 1895. Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Missouri all had their second wettest June and July in 120 years. Many of our CRES employees experienced storm damage on their properties from falling limbs, hail and flooding. We have compiled a few tips to help you be proactive in protecting your home.
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> Trim Your Trees:
Any branches that are growing close to or hanging over your home need to be trimmed to prevent damage to your siding and/or roof during a storm.
> Clean Your Downspouts and Gutters:
Repair any leaks, clean your gutters regularly and inspect your downspouts to ensure water is directed away from your house’s foundation.
> Elevate HVAC Systems and Appliances:
To avoid damage to household appliances in flood prone areas, make sure to set your air conditioning unit, furnace, washer and dryer above the level where water could potentially reach. Cinderblocks or a wood platform are easy ways to protect them from rising water.
> Get Flood Insurance for an Extra Financial Protective Measure
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Fall is upon us again, and we are quickly approaching the holiday season. The next few months are sure to be a blur. As always, we appreciate your business and we look forward to a very busy end of year! For your convenience, please see our 2015 holiday hours above.
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The Biggest Loser Weight Loss Competition has been a big success at CRES. We are very proud of the dedication of our participating staff. The winner of our 2015 CRES Biggest Loser summer contest was Mary Kay Rapa. Over the 12 weeks of the contest she lost 39 pounds and is on a mission to keep losing weight and living healthy. By the end of September she had lost a whopping 50 lbs!!
Stay tuned for more results!   
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2nd Annual Halloween Costume Contest
The Biggest Loser Weight Loss Competition has been a big success at CRES. We are very proud of the dedication of our participating staff. The winner of our 2015 CRES Biggest Loser summer contest was Mary Kay Rapa. Over the 12 weeks of the contest she lost 39 pounds and is on a mission to keep losing weight and living healthy. By the end of September she had lost a whopping 50 lbs!!
Stay tuned via Facebook for instant contest results!
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3rd Annual Ugly Sweater Contest
We love holiday time at CRES, and what better way to celebrate the holidays than with an UGLY SWEATER CONTEST? This will be our third annual contest, and boy have we have seen some ugly sweaters! We can’t wait to see what our creative team comes up with this year!
Don’t miss out on pictures and contest winners!
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The Continental Quarterly – Volume 4

 

Biggest Loser WINNER!

On March 31st, CRES finished its third installment of The Biggest Loser Weight Loss Competition.  19 motivated employees took part, with the winner, Avianne Clay, taking home the grand prize of $300.  Avianne dropped an incredible 31 pounds over the course of twelve weeks.  We were so inspired by everyone’s efforts earlier this year that we’re going to have a second competition starting in June!  We’re excited to welcome summer with group walks, recipes to share, and pounds to lose!  Stay tuned for more results!   

EASY WAYS TO STAY HEALTHY THIS SUMMER

Choose Fresh: Beware of the working person’s snack trap. It is often easier and cheaper to grab a bag of chips or a candy bar when you’re famished. Instead, try to bring fresh vegetables and/or fruit with you to work. Buy groceries at the beginning of the week and package single servings of your favorite healthy snacks to stash in your desk.  Planning ahead is key! Add Greek yogurt and almonds for a boost of iron, calcium and omega-3’s!

Read Labels: We all know many processed foods are not generally good for our health. At times, we can be fooled by packaging that claims, “All natural” or “Low in sugar.” The key to seeing through the packaging comes in the ingredient list – read it. The ingredients are listed in order of quantity, so the greatest quantities come first and the lowest come at the end. If dextrose, high fructose corn syrup, enriched flour or any unknown ingredients are listed near the top, chose something else!  If you can’t pronounce it, don’t eat it.  If it’s “low sugar” but contains artificial sweetener such as aspartame, skip it.  Got a mean sweet tooth?  Try honey!

 

Spring Training!

Last month we celebrated the arrival of spring (and baseball) with an office BBQ!  The staff took turns flipping burgers while sporting our fancy new CRES aprons.  We lucked out with mild temperatures and sunny skies!
View more of our BBQ photos on our Facebook!

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