The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted people to look at things in significantly different ways. Whether it’s valuing family more, working from home, or losing a job, COVID has altered peoples’ lives. And the real estate market is no exception. In fact, many people have realized they no longer need, or they can’t afford, the size of house they currently have.
Downsizing is becoming increasingly popular in different areas of life. But as anyone currently in the process of trying to downsize a house knows, it’s not as easy as it sounds. Not only do you need to move or say goodbye to years of accumulated belongings, but to downsize to a smaller home, you must first sell your current one. Here are 10 tips for selling your home when preparing to downsize.
Find your new, smaller house
To begin, you’ll need to decide where you want to live and what type of dwelling you’re looking for. For example, do you want a condo near the city centre, or a small, rural house with land? If you need to sell your house prior to purchasing your next then you can consider a “rent back” from the buyer while you prepare for your move.
Buying a home (whether it’s new to you or new overall) is probably one of the most exciting and scary things that happens in our lives. On the one hand, you’ve spent time and effort to make enough money to afford a new home, and on the second, the home might not be all that it’s cracked up to be once you dig a little deeper. So what exactly are these common problems in homes and what be done about them?
Well, everyone wants to make sure that everything they get is what is advertised. However, that may not always be the case. This is especially true when it comes to homes. So to help you identify what kind of problems the home might have, we’ve put together a list of the most common problems that new homes have.
It Was Hastily Renovated
One of the problems when buying a pre-built home is the fact that it might not have been properly renovated for new occupants. This means that the building might not be up to par with building codes in your state, and was simply renovated to sell. These types of renovations would pose a very real danger for you as these buildings could have a much shorter lifespan compared to those that were properly renovated.
The art of setting your table is THE trend of the moment. With all the swoon-worthy photos on Instagram, the fad may just turn into the norm. Who doesn’t like to serve fabulous food to their nearest and dearest in a picture-perfect dining environment?
It may be the view of many that getting a massage is an act that isn’t necessary. Or, as I would put it, “not a necessary monetary expenditure.” We’re all watching our monies a little bit closely these days due to the unstablity of the entire world, it seems, however, there are actually a few reasons why it’s not a bad time at all for a massage. But perhaps not in the way you think!
Since we’re all spending a bit more time at home, and we’re also all a bit more stressed than usual, it’s natural for us to look for ways to cut anxiety. While some might consider purchasing exercise equipment, or even a hot tub, why not achieve a bit less stress and a healthier body at the same time? Why not a massage chair?
A Better Nights Sleep
After a long day at work (yes, even if you’re working from home!) body fatigue can still make actual sleeping tough. When muscles are stretched out well, not only do they become relaxed, but they also encourage revitalization of the body. When your body is relaxed, it allows your mind to relax, therefore producing a more sound sleeping experience.
Cleaning your windows isn’t a thrilling venture. In fact, it’s not even a remotely exciting one. Rather, window washing is a strenuous task that can leave you tired, cranky, and altogether fed up! While it might look easy, a proper window-washing job can turn into a two-day chore. When you finally muster up the energy to tackle the clean, you’ll want to make sure you get it right the first time. That’ll save you from a whole lot of headaches later.
At this point, you might be asking yourself: do I have to? Why do I even need to clean my windows? Isn’t that something I can simply hide by drawing the shades and waiting for it to rain?
On the contrary, there are many reasons to clean your windows, from ensuring you’re protecting your window glass, to enabling sunlight to stream indoors. Dirty windows can also reduce your property’s curb appeal, rather than making it look inviting. Plus, windows covered in dirt, dust, dead bugs, or water spots will inhibit your view of the outdoors.