Saturday, February 26, 2022 / by Jeannette Johnson
Whether your parents decided to make a move when they retired or you relocated to pursue your career, managing a long-distance relationship with aging family members can be a challenge. If you find yourself considering whether it is time to put down roots closer to your senior loved ones, this guide from the Sadle Home Selling Team can help you make that decision.
Data cited on LongTermCare.gov shows that a person who is 65 or over has about a 70% chance of needing long-term care services at some point. If you or your loved one is having difficulty paying for outside assistance, you may want to consider whether you could provide some or all of these services yourself if you lived closer to your family member. Additionally, if you do choose to use support services, moving closer will make it easier for you to ensure your loved one is properly cared for and deal with any emergencies.
Even if you move closer, there may be some help you won&rsquos ...
Thursday, February 17, 2022 / by Jeannette Johnson
Spring is recognized by real estate professionals as “the season” to sell a home. That means that there will plenty of buyers searching the real estate market for their next home. But it also means that you will face plenty of competition from other sellers who will be listing their homes. Read on to learn some of the best tips for preparing your home for a spring sale and making it stand out from the crowd. Doing so will help you sell your home in less time and help you sell at an above average selling price.
Tip #1: Curb Appeal
The old adage that you never get a second chance to make a first impression is true. No matter how fabulous your home looks inside, if the exterior is lacking in appeal the buyers will drive right on by to the next house. By putting a little time and money into the exterior, you will invite the buyer into the home to see what is inside. All it may take is a fresh coat of paint on the front door, maybe a new welcome mat, or possibly a pot of c. ...
Thursday, October 21, 2021 / by Jeannette Johnson
Are you running out of room in the small house that you’re currently living in? Or do you just simply want to add additional rooms to expand your square footage? We’re thinking of fun rooms, extra storage, and some necessities that homes don’t initially have. You know, square footage expansions or remodels to add home value to your living space for when it comes time to put it on the market.
We’re not thinking of the basics, though. The aimed focus is outside of the general box, disregarding kitchen and bathroom expansions that warrant additional home value. Some uncommon home addition ideas that come to our minds are second floors, in-law apartments, finished basements, mudrooms, and sunrooms - and we’re going to briefly talk about each below!
Before we get started listing off some fantastic addition ideas, we want everyone to be aware of a few things before planning anything. You have to make sure you do your research before getting invested . ...
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 ...