Real Estate

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

Pack Your Bags And Get Away: Three Things To Consider Before You Purchase A Vacation Home

17 November 2016
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Real Estate, Blog

If you have a lifelong dream of owning a vacation home, now is the time to set your dreams in motion. Get the ball rolling with a little research. By doing your research, you know what components to take into account when searching for vacation properties. 1. Know the Costs Make sure you know the costs before purchasing a vacation home. In addition to the monthly mortgage payment, you'll need to pay homeowner's insurance, property taxes, maintenance expenses, and association fees.
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Selling Your Property: 3 Comparisons To Look At Between Your Property And Similar Listings Nearby

10 November 2016
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog

The best time to sell a house is quickly approaching. Between May 1 and May 15, homes on the real estate market sold on average 18.5 days faster and 1% more than the listing price. If you're considering the option of listing your house at that time, it's important to know where your house stands on the real estate market in comparison to similar listings nearby. You can take a look at the other listings in your neighborhood online.
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Four Ways to Build Your Credit to Buy a Home

3 November 2016
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog

Over 5 million homes were sold in 2015 alone, and many of those buyers had little to no credit. It is not surprising to most home buyers that you need a certain credit score in order to buy a home. Without credit, you could struggle to not only get a bank to provide you with a loan but also to get a low enough interest rate to make the payments fit into your budget.
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Four Ways Sellers Can Attract Millennials To Their Home

28 October 2016
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog

If you are looking to sell your home, then you would be smart to make sure your home appeals to the younger crowd. This is because, more than ever, millennials make up a large part of the buyer demographics. In fact, half of all home buyers are under the age of 36. If you choose to leave out this area of buyers, then you may have a hard time selling your home.
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When Renting An Entire House, Who Is Responsible For Maintenance?

26 October 2016
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog

When you rent an apartment, many of the maintenance cares are the responsibility of the property owner. When you own a home, all maintenance is your responsibility. But who is the responsible party for home maintenance when you're renting a house? Here's what you should know. It's Still a Rental, With All That Implies Just because it's a house doesn't mean it doesn't fall under applicable landlord-tenant laws and regulations. That means you also have tenant rights.
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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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