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When my youngest child moved out, I was left living in a large home by myself. Weekend visits from the grandchildren only filled the space part of the time. The home became more of a burden as each day passed. It was not until I was working with my real estate agent to sell my home and find a smaller home did I realize that there were so many others in the same position. I created this blog to help other empty nesters explore their options for downsizing and to provide guidance on finding a new home that fits in more with their lifestyle.

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Renting a House With Your Friends: 3 Terms and Conditions to Include in the Rental Contract

28 February 2017
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Real Estate, Blog

With incomes remaining relatively stagnant, but the cost of living and rent increasing, living with a roommate is sounding like a better and better idea. Sharing space with a friend can significantly cut down on your monthly expenses, which is why more than one-third of households consist of adults living with a roommate. If you've decided to rent a house with your friend or even with a stranger you've met online, you should do your due diligence in making sure that the rental terms are written down in the contract.
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Should You Always Run From Homes With Foundation Issues?

24 February 2017
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog

A common piece of advice proffered to homebuyers is that foundation issues should be a deal breaker when it comes to deciding whether to submit an offer on a home. After all, it can cost up to $10,000 to repair a broken foundation and even more to fix the damage it caused in the home. However, not all problems are the same. Here's what you should consider when deciding whether to buy a home with foundation troubles.
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Your Agent Says He/She Will Buy Your Unsold Home? Ask These Questions First

25 January 2017
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog

When you're getting ready to put your home on the market for sale and are looking to hire a real estate agent who will help you through this process, you'll occasionally encounter agents who pledge to buy your home if it doesn't sell. This statement can be music to your ears — it's a huge comfort to know that if your home somehow doesn't garner any interest from prospective buyers, you'll still be able to fall back on selling it to your agent.
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3 Interesting Ideas To Keep Your Cash Flowing In A Rental Property

24 January 2017
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog

Purchasing a rental property is a scary thought for many. The housing market crash in 2006 makes people wonder if it could happen again. As no investment idea is solid, here are three interesting ideas that can prove to keep the cash flowing in from your rental property. Stop Renting Via Traditional 12-Month Leases One problem with rentals is that renters are restricted to full year term leases unless the property owner has other plans for the unit sooner.
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Towns Close to NYC Where You Can Buy a Home Near a Lake

18 January 2017
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog

If you've always wanted to live close to a lake so that you could go fishing, swimming, and boating, but you work in midtown Manhattan, then you might figure it's a dream that will never come true. However, that's not the case. There are a bunch of towns that are not too far from Manhattan and are located near large lakes. Below are two towns where you should look for property for sale.
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Home Buying Tips for Empty Nesters

When my youngest child moved out, I was left living in a large home by myself. Weekend visits from the grandchildren only filled the space part of the time. The home became more of a burden as each day passed. It was not until I was working with my real estate agent to sell my home and find a smaller home did I realize that there were so many others in the same position. I created this blog to help other empty nesters explore their options for downsizing and to provide guidance on finding a new home that fits in more with their lifestyle.

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