moving tips

Making the Most of the Spring Sales Season

Making the Most of the Spring Sales Season

When the mercury is low in the thermometer and the ground is frozen or even covered in snow, the spring real estate market isn’t always at the forefront of people’s minds. However, if you are looking to sell your home this spring, now is the time to prepare!

Downsizing – A Journey Through Decluttering

Downsizing – A Journey Through Decluttering

Are your cabinets overflowing? Attic filled with boxes? Decluttering may be a necessary task prior to downsizing and/or relocating in your retirement years. Know that downsizing can be an emotional experience and it is best done with a positive outlook and focus on the future. If the term downsizing bothers you, think of the process as clearing or cleansing instead. Focus on needs versus wants. Purge only what you don’t NEED. Go with a four-pile approach – keep, sell, give away, and throw away. 

The Reality of Homeowner’s Associations…Without the Drama

The Reality of Homeowner’s Associations…Without the Drama

Homeowner’s Associations (HOAs) are the governing bodies in planned developments. They make and enforce rules for the community and are given the authority to enforce the Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions. HOA documents are legal contracts – binding documents.

Tips for Relocating

Tips for Relocating

Good planning and a detailed checklist will take some of the stress out of relocating whether it is just you or an entire family. As you investigate your options, think about what you are and are not willing to give up. Know what you can do without. And call on the wisdom and knowledge of a local realtor to narrow down possible areas instead of taking an overwhelming, whirl-wind trip to the area.

Moving with Pets

Moving with Pets

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.