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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 Interesting Ideas To Keep Your Cash Flowing In A Rental Property

24 January 2017
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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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Things To Look For When Buying A Small Home

18 January 2017
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog

Bigger is not always better when it comes to homes. If you're single or part of a childless couple, then living in a smaller home may appeal to you. After all, there are fewer rooms to clean, decorate, and heat! When shopping for small houses, however, it's important to look for a few key features. Plenty of storage. In a small home, there is bound to be less space to display decorations and set out everyday items.
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What You Need to Know When Buying a Condo

10 January 2017
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog

If you live in a larger city and want to own your own home for you and your family, then you may have considered buying a condo over renting an apartment or seeking a home on the outskirts of town. There are a lot of useful perks to owning a condo, including less worry over yard work responsibility, access to amenities you can enjoy in apartment living, and being able to be in the heart of the city while still being able to afford your own home rather than renting.
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Planning To Sell Your Home In A Year? Start Doing These Things Now

10 January 2017
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog

While there can occasionally be reasons that you might wish to sell your house with little to no advance thought, many homeowners have an idea of when they'll want to sell. If you're expecting to put your listing on the market in a year, you've got plenty of time to get to work to make the house more desirable for prospective buyers. Doing so requires some work and an investment now but can reward you with a quicker sale for a higher price.
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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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