Buying a home is most likely one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make. Even if you are an experienced condominium owner, the experience of buying your first single-family home will be an exciting and possibly challenging time.
Buying a home is an emotional process and it is easy to get caught up in the excitement. It is important to avoid pitfalls when making a home selection and to make as many rational decisions as possible. Buying a home is also a significant financial decision and often requires you to differentiate between what you want and what you need. What needs to be in existence versus what can be added later is another financially based train of thought. What do you look for while house hunting?
There is a lot to accomplish when moving with your cat or dog. Even if you are a seasoned mover, relocating with pets involves a different set of challenges. As you undertake the journey of packing up your home and moving to a new one, remember that animals pick up on your state of mind. So be as relaxed as possible throughout the process. Cats, specifically, don’t adapt well to change, they thrive on constancy.
A 2017 report published by Remodeling Magazine found an overall 64% ROI on home improvement. Many projects add value to your home and improve your family’s quality of life until you sell. But while some renovations will increase the value of your home, others will make your home more difficult to sell. The key is to consider mass appeal for the sake of resale.
Houses that can accommodate more than one generation are in demand. A common definition of multigenerational living is having at least three generations living under one roof. Multigenerational living is on the rise, and the Pew Research Center reports that a record 64 million Americans live in multigenerational households. The National Association of Realtors 2017 Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers states that 13% of homebuyers purchased multigenerational homes.