2016

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.

2016

Things To Consider When Purchasing A Home You Want To Retire In

12 December 2016
 Categories:
Real Estate, Blog

As you get older, you have different needs when it comes to your living space. If you are downsizing your large family home into something for just you and your spouse, there are a number of things to take into consideration in your new home. When you have plans to age in place, remaining at home for as long as possible, buying a home that can meet your needs as you age can provide you with years of safety and comfort.
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2 Reasons To Utilize A Property Management Company

2 December 2016
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog

One of the most useful resources at your disposal if you have a piece of rental property that you would like to rent out is a property management company, mostly because they can take a lot of the work out of dealing with the everyday tasks and maintenance required by rental properties and tenants. Listed below are two reasons to utilize a property management company. Tenant Background Checks One of the worst things that you can do when renting out a piece of property is to end up renting your home to an unqualified or troublesome individual.
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Be Prepared To Discuss These Topics During Your Initial Listing Appointment

30 November 2016
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog

When you're ready to sell your home and have hired a real estate agent to represent you during this process, you'll typically have what is commonly referred to as a listing appointment. This in-person meeting will give you a chance to talk about your expectations for the sale of your home, as well as get professional insight on the process from your agent. This meeting gives your agent an opportunity to understand what you expect from the time the home goes on the market to the time that it's sold, so be prepared with an answer for these topics.
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Go To An Open House That You Love? Know What You Should Do

29 November 2016
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog

When house hunting, a common weekend activity is to check out open houses in the area. While these homes are not always winners, you may run across a home that you feel is perfect. What should you do when you find a house during an open house that you want to make an offer on? Follow these helpful tips. Stay Calm You initial instincts when you find your perfect home is to be excited, but you should actually be calm and collected during your visit.
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Pack Your Bags And Get Away: Three Things To Consider Before You Purchase A Vacation Home

17 November 2016
 Categories: 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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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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