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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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A Property Management Company Can Make Owning A Vacation Rental A Bit Easier

31 March 2015
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Real Estate, Blog

Owning a vacation rental can be a great way to own a beautiful beach house without having to pay for the entire cost of the home out of your own pocket. You can rent the house out during the times when you and your family are not able to be at the home. Owning a vacation home can be a bit of a hassle though. Fortunately, there are property management companies that can take care of the hard work for you.
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3 Reasons To Refinance Your Home

11 March 2015
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog

Refinancing your home is a major decision. Many people wonder if they should take the time, and pay for the extra closing costs and fees to refinance their house. In some cases, it may not be worth it, but in many instances it is the best thing that you can do. Here are a couple reasons why you should consider refinancing your home. 1. You Had A Co-signer Many first-time homebuyers cannot qualify for a loan unless they had a co-signer.
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Choosing A Home You Can Actually Afford

26 February 2015
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog

When deciding how much they can realistically afford to spend on a home, many potential buyers turn to plugging their current debts, salary, and other fixed expenses into an equation that calculates the number of thousands of dollars they can supposedly afford to spend on a home. A simple recommendation made by many resources is to multiple a buyer's monthly salary by 0.28 to arrive at the amount that person can afford to put towards a mortgage each month.
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3 Advantages To A Home Security System

23 February 2015
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Having a home security system is vital. It is estimated that there are over 2 million burglaries happen every year. This is why it is so important that you take every precaution to safeguard your home so that your belongings, family and property are safe. Here are 3 advantages of having a home security system. 1. Scare Away Burglaries Many times, just having a home security system will scare away those that mean harm to your home.
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Protecting Your Manufactured Home Against Termites

18 February 2015
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Manufactured and mobile homes aren't immune to termite infestations. Although the home may have a steel framework at the base and doesn't sit directly on the ground, termites can still get in and cause irreparable damage. A combination of preventative techniques and prompt treatment of any pests can save your home from these pests. How they Get In Termites aren't limited to just the ground and to wood. They can climb up the concrete piers or wooden supports that make up the foundation of your manufactured home.
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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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