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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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How To Protect Your Pets From Outdoor Pests

10 December 2014
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Are you concerned that outdoor pests may hurt your pets? If you let your dogs and cats out—even within your own yard—they could be in danger. Though a dog or cat may be able to best a squirrel, gopher or rat, they can still get diseases from these animals. It's important to protect yourself and your furry family however you can. Check Your Fencing on a Regular Basis Look for any gaps at the bottom of your fence; you may be surprised how quickly an animal can dig their way in.
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Benefits Of The 20% Down Rule

9 December 2014
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If you are in the market for a new home, you have probably heard from your realtor or from experienced friends that you need to put "20% down."  If you are new to home buying, that terminology means that you should be able to pay 20% of the total cost of the house immediately, with your own money.  If you were buying a $200,000 home, that would mean that you would pay $40,000 up front.
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How To Have A Successful Open House

30 October 2014
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If you're trying to sell your home on your own, you'll want to know how to best stage your home for an open house. An open house should give off a warm and comfortable vibe that allows visitors to see themselves making the house their home. Follow the tips below to set your house up for a successful open house: Bake something that smells good Right before your open house is set to start; you want to put something in the oven that will fill the house up with a good smell.
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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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