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Home Selling Tips: Is Your Property 'Fit For Marketing?

March 26, 2017

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You know the drill when you’re about to list your property with an agent. It’s home selling tips 101 time. Hedges trimmed. Paint touch ups. Make sure the taps aren’t dripping. Declutter. Perhaps some new items for styling. Etc. That’s basic home selling tips 101, right? But there’s a very important question that needs to […]

5 Mistakes Baby Boomers Make When Downsizing To Apartment Living

March 26, 2017

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Baby boomers downsizing want to maintain or enhance their lifestyle and ‘live it up’ in their later years. Here are some avoidable downsizing real estate mistakes. Not downsizing soon enough. Big homes come with big bills. Downsizing sooner rather than later can keep extra cash in your bank account longer. Some baby boomers wait until […]

The Joy of Downsizing for Empty-Nesters

March 26, 2017

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“Getting happiness often starts with letting go!” by Karen Hutton It was 1977. I was 12. And I remember desperately wanting a pair of black lycra leggings. Just like the ones Olivia Newton John wore in Grease. Those leggings would give me all the most wonderful feelings; I was sure of it. With those leggings I’d […]

This Apartment Life

March 26, 2017

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Pete and I are finally walking the talk. This week we moved into an apartment! And I have to say – total bliss. Of course getting ready for the move and moving day was (worthwhile) utter pandemonium. But I spent the last couple of months when I had an hour or two up my sleeve […]

Game Changing Storage Ideas for Apartment Dwellers

March 26, 2017

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One of the most common concerns buyers have when purchasing a new apartment (and coming from a house) is: “How much storage will I have?” Here’s a list of the various options you can incorporate into your apartment to significantly increase its storage capabilities (that you may not have considered yet): The ‘over car bonnet’ […]

5 Things Apartment Living Saves You From Doing!

March 26, 2017

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Now that we live in an apartment we’ve discovered 5 things about apartment living we love not doing!  Things Apartment Living Saves You (and us) From Doing:Less Driving – walking, not driving is our new normal, and we love it. I’d estimate we have an hour extra up our sleeve per day because we now […]

Downsizing Your Commute to Inner City Dream Home

March 26, 2017

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With modern expectations of having more, it’s easy to forget the freedom that comes with having less. Downsizing is growing in popularity, but don’t make the mistake that downsizing just means moving to a smaller house. It doesn’t. Downsizing comes in many forms. Downsizing your daily school commute is just one example. Recently some friends of […]

Home Downsizing Checklist: 10 Simple Questions

March 24, 2017

Buying Tips

If you’re 55 or better, you may be considering a new lease on life by downsizing into an apartment. Here are 10 questions to help your downsizing decision-making process. Am I in limbo waiting for a crisis (like sustaining a bad fall), in order to make the decision? Is the maintenance and upkeep of the […]