2015

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.

2015

Four Benefits Of Short Term Rentals Over Hotel Or Motel Stays

27 May 2015
 Categories:
Real Estate, Blog

If you're going to be staying in an area for a few weeks or a few months, you might want to consider a short term rental. A short term rental is generally any rental under three months, though even rentals between three to six months may be considered short term. In general, a short term rental will be slightly more expensive than a standard rental but less expensive than a hotel or other transitory living situation.
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7 Benefits of Hiring Tenant Services

8 May 2015
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog

Whether you own one rental property or 10, there is a lot more that goes into this job than just collecting rent every month. Tenant servicing is an industry that works to help make a property owner's life easier by being the middle-man between them and the renters. There are many benefits to hiring on these services, but here are just a quick seven to start. They find tenants. If you don't have anyone renting the property, then you are losing money.
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Four Reasons Why Every Landlord Needs To Hire A Good Property Management Company

20 April 2015
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog

Many landlords avoid hiring property management companies because they consider the additional cost unnecessary or assume that property management companies only benefit landlords who don't live close to their rental properties. However, hiring a property management company to maintain your property has several benefits that you don't want to miss. Saves You Time Being a landlord takes a lot of time, especially if you own multiple properties. Between tracking rent payments, collecting late fees, preparing properties for new tenants, and dealing with bad tenants, being a landlord can easily turn into a full time job.
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A Property Management Company Can Make Owning A Vacation Rental A Bit Easier

31 March 2015
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog

Owning a vacation rental can be a great way to own a beautiful beach house without having to pay for the entire cost of the home out of your own pocket. You can rent the house out during the times when you and your family are not able to be at the home. Owning a vacation home can be a bit of a hassle though. Fortunately, there are property management companies that can take care of the hard work for you.
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3 Reasons To Refinance Your Home

11 March 2015
 Categories: 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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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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