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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.

Real Estate

3 Reasons To Refinance Your Home

11 March 2015
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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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5 Advantages Of A Full-Time On-Site Resident Manager

5 February 2015
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog

Are you considering hiring a resident manager for your apartment complexes? A resident manager may be costly, but most property managers will find that there are some major advantages to hiring one -- especially if they have multiple properties they need to manage. 1. Safety Issues Are Dealt With Faster In many complexes, safety is incredibly important. On-site security teams may not be affordable enough for an apartment complex, but a resident manager can react to and notice any obvious safety problems quickly.
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Have A Small Living Room? Learn How To Make It Look Bigger

26 January 2015
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog

If you're thinking of downsizing now that you're retiring, you might wonder how you can adjust to a smaller living room. Many retirement communities don't have large living rooms, so adjusting your purchase ideas is necessary. This guide explains what type of items to purchase so that your new cozy living room looks bigger. Small Furniture With Legs When shopping for furniture for your retirement community home, look for small furniture with legs.
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5 Benefits Of Hiring A Property Manager

16 December 2014
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog

Whether you own two or eight rental properties, it is a good idea to hire a property manager. If you hire an experienced property manager to take care of your rental properties, you can add a lot of value to your investments. Here are five benefits of hiring a property manager. Higher Quality Tenants One of the greatest benefits of hiring a property manager is that you will get higher quality tenants.
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About Me
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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