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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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Selling Your Home? Two Reasons Why A Real Estate Agent Is Absolutely Essential

19 August 2016
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Real Estate, Blog

If you're thinking about putting your home on the market, you may think you're perfectly capable of handling the task alone.  After all, you may have seen numerous homes that were "For Sale By Owner," so it may seem like a fairly straightforward task.  However, unless you have extensive real estate training, selling your home without a real estate professional could be a big mistake.  Learning more about the benefits of selling your home through a real estate agent can help you see why you should work with one right away.
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Staying On Top Of Routine Rental Property Maintenance

12 August 2016
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog

Owning and maintaining rental property can be a lot of work. Failure to properly care for your property could lead to costly repairs or even lower the value of your property. Additionally, tenants won't usually be happy with a poorly maintained property, and they may decide to move out, costing you money. The best strategy to keeping your rental properties in great shape is to hire a property manager to recommend, coordinate, and oversee maintenance work.
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Should You Use Your Home Equity For Retirement?

4 August 2016
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog

When you buy your home, you are not only getting a place to live, but an investment and a way to supplement your income in retirement. It may seem early to think about something like this if you are just buying a home, but the sooner you begin thinking about retirement, the morel likely that you will have enough. However, for your home equity to be a useful part of your retirement plan, you will want to make sure that you do not use it for general purposes and wait until you are no longer working.
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3 Tips On Buying A Fixer-Upper Without Breaking The Bank

27 July 2016
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog

Below are three tips that will help you to buy a fixer-upper and renovate it into your dream home without breaking the bank. 1. Use More Than One Home Inspector A lot of the problems that home inspectors find within a home depends on the experience they have. So, while a home inspector may be honest and believe they've found all of the issues present within the home, it can be a good to have a few pairs of eyes to catch mistakes.
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3 Home Staging Strategies That Will Help Your Home Sell

18 July 2016
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog

When your real estate agent talks about staging your home, they're referring to bringing in furnishings and decorations that will make your home more appealing to potential buyers. This is a strategy that works, according to the experts – a survey conducted by the National Association of Realtors found that 37 percent of Realtors representing sellers and 32 percent of Realtors representing buyers believe that buyers will usually offer 1 to 5 percent more on a staged 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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