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Plan a Home Downsizing Coup!

Article repost: http://www.homevestors.com/10-smart-downsizing-tips-empty-nesters/

downsizing home items into boxes

 

I really liked and understood these tips from this post. It could save a lot of time and encourages one to begin before a deadline!

 

After the kids head off to college, it doesn’t take long to realize how much extra space you have in your home. And most of that space is probably filled up with stuff. Now is the perfect time to downsize, simplify your life, and put some cash in your pocket. Free up your space with these top 10 downsizing tips. Your current home may have been perfect while the kids were growing up, but times change. Spend time thinking about what you want the future to hold for you. Downtown living? Less yard work? More travel? It’s up to you. (more…)

Your Home’s Value

stacks of coins next to a wooden house

 

How would you place a value on your current home? Depending on how you view your property: as an investment, what a current professional appraiser would say, or your own personal opinion of what it is worth, there will always be a difference as there are ways of perceiving its worth. Trying to price your home, before putting it on the market, often is a blending of multiple theories to place a value. (more…)

Basic Home Preservation

an inspector and couple looking at a home exterior

Image by (Bent Nail)

Should you currently own a home, you no doubt consciously stay aware of the apparent day-to-day normal wear and tear of your home. Updating and modernizing is of importance to maintaining the home’s value, but I am going to start with the basics of easy and cost-effective measures that help save before the major disasters occur. There is so much valuable information as to the maintenance and upkeep of a house available online; online is a great source to stay above water and on schedule with preserving your investment. I was lucky enough to get my awareness growing up.

I gained great insight about home caretaker-ship from my parents who included the children for the care of the family home. As any prepared team, here were their three main objectives our parents explained to us, in keeping the home in good condition: “A good roof,” “A dry foundation,” and “Early detection of the small problems.”

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About The Anders Team

It is our pleasure to help you with your real estate transaction, whether you are purchasing or selling any type of real estate property.  Team member of The Anders Team We understand that buying a new home, maybe even in a new area, certainly involves the “whole” family. We are a retired U.S. military family that has experienced any and all difficulties of moving/relocating; finding desirable homes, making sure of the new school district, the logistics of transferring our belongings, finding the most information about our new community and most certainly, depending on professionals who identify with our transition event(s).  We can help you to analyze every step of the transaction so that you do not find yourself in stressful situations, which comes along with the sale or purchase of a new or another home.  It is our goal to see to it that you get where you want to go and as such, we will oversee all the necessary aspects of making a real estate transaction flow with the least amount of stress to you and your family. (more…)

Who wants to live in Hilliard OH?

    the view of downtown hilliard ohio

I have a guess you might, or this article would not have attracted your attention. Well, join the club. Great numbers of Columbus Metropolitan residents have an eye on this need, or dream, of having a home located in the City of Hilliard; The Hilliard Schools System; convenient commuter distance to their workplace; the abundance of parks and recreational facilities; reasonable cost of home ownership, and the diverse selection of neighborhoods all, feed that drive. (more…)

Celebrating Our Work Ethic.

the United States flag as a symbol of Labor DayLabor Day is fast approaching, September 4, 2017. For many of us in the United States, it symbolizes the unofficial end of summer; a return to school and a digging in at work. (more…)

Oh No, I Forgot; Renter’s Insurance!

 

cartoon apartment buildings covered by Renters Insurance

As a reminder to those who are renting before buying a home, Renter Insurance is a must! (more…)

Homeownership and Benefits

couple admiring a house with the benefits of home ownership expressions on faces

 

There are countless benefits to owning a home in the Greater Columbus Area. (more…)

Chasing that home!

Whoever thought that homes for sale would be at such low availability? Our Central Ohio area is flooded with ready-to-go homebuyers who face the shortage in the Realtor’s “for sale” portfolios,stick figures running to the front door of a home causing a massive scramble to accommodate ready home buyers; even so, home sellers, on the whole, are taken back by the suddenness of a purchase contract, even multiple offers, while the paint on the yard sign has yet to dry. (more…)

Knowing when the real estate is right!

Man and woman looking at the exterior of a home

Deciding on a new home is both thrilling and scary at the same time. You can be befuddled between deciding on a home in the best school district or best commuter location to work. Maybe you are questioning if you will be able to manage the maintenance of a home. “What do I do if I have to choose between these possible variables?” (more…)