DOWNSIZING: Can I get what I want for my home?

Q. We have a number in mind that we want to sell our house for but want to know how realistic we are about our expectations? A. Whether it’s personal attachment, what a neighbor’s house sold for or some number on a popular third party real estate site, people often have their own idea of what they want for their property.  But is that price realistic? The only way to get an idea is to…

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DOWNSIZING: Cathy Featured in Better Homes and Gardens

Thinking of downsizing can be stressful. Better Homes & Gardens recently published and article featuring several realtors who specialize in helping homeowners make the transition to a smaller home. I was excited to be one of those who shared their thoughts. Here’s what Itold them. Giving yourself more time can also help you make more informed decisions. You can check out new neighborhoods, states, and even countries. “I recommend to my clients that perhaps they…

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DOWNSIZING: What Size Home Do You Need?

  ~Ask Cathy~ Q. I am interested in downsizing but how do I decide what size home I really need?  A. One of the best ways to decide how much space you’ll really need in your next home is by assessing how you are using your current home. Take an honest look at how many rooms you really use now. I’ll bet many of the “must have” rooms aren’t used that much.  Formal dining rooms…

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