Friday, July 16, 2021 / by Jeannette Johnson
Moving on can feel daunting, even when you’re looking forward to a fresh start in a new, and smaller, place that’s easier to take care of. While it’s an exciting time, it doesn’t make the process any less work. Your downsizing adventure can be made easier by using a step-by-step approach to the tasks ahead.
1: Start with the Big Stuff
A life coach once spoke at a conference about a strategy called “big rocks first”. If you fill a jar with big rocks first, you still have room to add smaller rocks, thereby collecting more rocks overall. But, if you start filling the jar with little rocks, you’ll end up with no room for the big rocks. Apply this strategy to your downsizing process and start with the big decisions first. Here are some questions to ask yourself:
Large appliances. Does the new place have them? If not, decide if you want to keep your old fridge, stove, etc. or buy new ones when you move.
Large electronics. The same rule app ...
Monday, July 12, 2021 / by Jeannette Johnson
Leaving the house where their children grew up can be difficult for many parents, but for others, downsizing is a welcome step toward a new life chapter. In addition to having a smaller home to care for, it even comes with financial benefits for most people. If you’re considering downsizing, here is what you should know about the benefits of moving and how to have a smooth transition from start to finish, presented by the Sadle Home Selling Team.
The Many Benefits of Downsizing
Cutting back on space is meaningful to different people for different reasons. Maybe you’re tired of spending all weekend cleaning the house, or maybe you’re ready to toss out the large lawn and toss in a small garden. Downsizing will mean simplifying your life in important ways, especially when it comes to your finances. What’s more, there are many ways relocating to a smaller abode can save you money immediately and over time. Take the following perks into consideration.
How downy ...
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 / by Jeannette Johnson
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When your home-based business has outgrown your home, does that mean it’s time to buy or lease an office space? Not necessarily. If you enjoy working from home, you can continue reaping the benefits by finding a different home that better accommodates your work and life.
The Sadle Home Selling Team thrives on helping our clients get the most out of their real estate experiences. That’s why we’ve provided some information and advice on how you can successfully navigate the process of moving to a new home while still operating your business.
Evaluate Your Needs
When considering what kind of home you need, you must factor in anything that will allow you to work productively and your family to live comfortably. Do you need more square footage, a different layout, or both? Do you need to be located near the city so that clients have easy access to your business, or would your family prefer to live in the suburbs or coun ...
Monday, November 11, 2019 / by Rick Sadle
Let’s face it. For we millennials, social security for retirement is an unlikely scenario. A recent article in USA Today said that, in order to retire at sixty-five, millennials would need to save half of their paycheck. Half. Who can live on half a pay check? I know I can’t.
With rent on the rise and with rental properties becoming more and more scarce as Portland experiences the constant population boom, there have to be other options. Throwing away $1500, $2000, and even more every month is only perpetuating the problem we millennials face with retirement. In many cases, it is less money to actually buy a home than it is to rent one. Plus, who wants all the limitations that come with renting property?
Purchasing is a smart choice in Portland, Oregon for many reasons. For one, housing costs are on the rise. While this may make the initial investment a little hard to come by, it also means that when you go to sell the home, you should be able to turn a tidy profit, . ...