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An insider’s take on today’s residential real estate market

If you’re looking at buying or selling a home right now, what can you expect in this much-heralded hot residential real estate market? Last week, award-winning real estate expert and RE/MAX Hall of Fame realtor Smita Shah was interviewed by former TV news correspondent Diana Bishop for Van Leeuwen and Company’s client-only “Assets and Aspirations” […]

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Meeting with Prospective Clients Can Be Like a Blind Date

By Kenneth Van Leeuwen, CFP Everyone knows you don’t get a second chance to make a good first impression. That’s one of thereasons why the initial meeting with a potential client is so important for financial advisors. Whenever I sit down with a prospect for the first time, I want to make sure I put […]

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Why you need an investment professional

This is a hypothetical example: On a Saturday morning, Clay Hansen*, a successful senior information officer in his mid-40s, sat down at his home office computer and logged on to Morningstar. For months, he had been spending several hours of his Saturday researching investments on the site and others.

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Summer Intern Program: Why VLC is a Great Place to Work

In the time-honored tradition of our Summer Intern Program Van Leeuwen & Company is pleased to welcome to our Summer Intern Program a dynamic group of young, ambitious students representing  the  University of Notre Dame. We are happy to welcome to our staff the following summer interns: Welcome, summer interns! This fantastic group of young individuals are […]

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Planning Your Life Vision Through Rembrandt SocietySM

Advanced Wealth Management that Takes a Holistic Approach Planning a Life Vision represents the bigger picture of your life. It is comprised of what you strive for in short, mid and long-term goals. Goals are individual experiences and accomplishments for which you strive whether tomorrow, in five years or after you retire.

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The Echelons of Rembrandt SocietySM

Rembrandt SocietySM  is a special program that was originally founded by Ken Van Leeuwen, CFP®, after the Dutch artist Rembrandt. Of Dutch heritage himself, Ken felt a connection with Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, 17th century painter and pioneer of the Dutch Golden Age.

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Avoiding the Paint-by-Numbers Trap

Painting your own unique life vision Paint-by-numbers kits were popular back in the sixties. Folks would purchase a kit, create the piece and hang it on the living room wall. Sometimes the results were good; other times disappointing; always unpredictable.

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