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Use These Six Ideas to Update a Home’s Kitchen
Sunday, 30 June 2019, 09:35:00 AM
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Before you move into an older home, you may want to have some updates completed to make it more livable. The kitchen is one area of an older house that often requires remodeling because it has a poor floor plan. Today, more homeowners want to stay at home to cook fantastic meals for their families and guests, so it is essential to have an updated kitchen that is pleasant to work in. Here are some of the ideas for having a kitchen remodeled before you move into the home.Use These Six Ideas to Update a Home’s Kitchen

 

Contact a Professional Kitchen Designer

Look for a professional kitchen designer to help you with a new floor plan. This expert will understand how to look at a home’s blueprints to know where the plumbing lines and electrical wires are located. With computer software, a designer can show you different ways to change a kitchen to give it a better floor plan. In some cases, it is possible to add windows, additional sinks and a breakfast nook because the designer knows how to optimize the space.

 

Additional Lighting Fixtures

Rather than coping with a dark kitchen that is difficult to work in, you can add new types of lighting fixtures to the ceilings or walls in addition to underneath the cabinets. This will make it easier to perform particular tasks in a kitchen, such as using an electric mixer and baking sheets or cutting vegetables on a chopping board. With modern lighting fixtures, you can also save money on your utility bills because the items will use newer types of bulbs that require less energy.

 

New Kitchen Cabinets

The cabinets in a kitchen will often degrade, giving the space an unattractive appearance. Older cabinets may not have specialized shelving systems to store certain items in your kitchen. In addition, the wall and floor space for a kitchen’s cabinets are often used inefficiently, leading to large spaces above the items or gaps between the different sections of cabinets. A designer can create a better cabinet storage system that utilizes all of the kitchen’s space so that you can store more items to have a streamlined work area. You can choose from many types of wood finishes for the cabinets in your kitchen, and also, there are numerous types of kitchen countertop materials to choose from to have a beautiful kitchen.

 

Updated Plumbing Fixtures

During a kitchen remodeling, you should replace the pipes that are in the walls, making sure to have additional connectors for modern appliances. You can add pipes to have a built-in dishwasher or to have a refrigerator with an automated ice machine. Rather than installing only one sink in the kitchen, you can have a double sink that makes it easier to wash and dry dishes.

 

Modern Appliances

Have modern appliances installed in your home’s kitchen before you move in. With a new floor plan, you can have the space for a large refrigerator with multiple doors along with a stove that has more than four burners. If you select a stove with two ovens, then you can bake several items at one time at different temperatures. You can also have a countertop that is designed for storing popular small appliances such as slow cookers, blenders and coffee makers.

 

Extra Details

After the major remodeling process, you will want to add extra details to a kitchen with slip-resistant floor tiles and easy to wash paint on the walls. You can also add modern ceiling fans to keep a kitchen cooler during the summer.


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4 Benefits of Buying a Fixer-Upper
Posted on Sat, 15 Jun 2019, 09:30:00 AM  in Home buying tips
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Buying a new home is a significant purchase, and buyers will want to choose a property wisely. While searching for homes, you should not rule out buying a fixer-upper. Even though the property needs a little tender loving care, it could turn out to be the perfect place for you and your family to live. Many fixer-uppers can also lead to rental income for homeowners in the future. Continue reading to learn how buying a fixer-upper could be beneficial to serious buyers.

 

Budget-Friendly

Even with the remodelling costs, a fixer-upper may be within your budget. Do not look at this type of purchase as a waste of money because the repairs could be negotiated in the asking price. An experienced sales representative can have the price reduced based on the repairs and upgrades that you need to make to the property. Although you should be hesitant to purchase a home that is priced too low, a good deal is typically available for fixer-uppers. The sale price is often used as a marketing tool to attract buyers. If you choose to purchase this type of budget-friendly option, you can spend the money saved to turn the property into your dream home.4 Benefits of Buying a Fixer-Upper

 

Ideal Location

The area you prefer to live in could have a limited number of homes for sale, and finding a property within your budget might be just as challenging. However, buying a home that needs repairs and renovations may not seem so bad when you can live in the neighbourhood of your choice, especially if the home inspection you paid for returns with inexpensive repair and renovation recommendations. Most buyers will conduct research about local hospitals, schools, and businesses in a community, and proximity to their job, putting location at the top of their list. If moving into a specific area is one of the top factors for your family, buying a fixer-upper may not be a wrong choice.

 

Customized Renovations

When you purchase a newly built home, the property will generally be move-in ready. While making upgrades is possible, you do not want to spend a lot of money on the house only to incur other costly expenses. Therefore, buying a fixer-upper could allow you to purchase a lovely home within a great location and make design choices of your own. Think of the property as a blank canvas where you have the freedom to customize the house as you wish. You can turn a bedroom into an office, or design a full basement, complete with another bedroom and bathroom, or you could install a private pool, as long as you abide by housing rules and regulations.

 

Earning Potential

Even if you purchase your home at a great price, the property could earn you more money in the future if you sell or rent out the house. When you fix up the rooms in the home, you add value to the property almost instantly. You have likely saved money on the down payment, and your monthly mortgage payments could be lower than those associated with new, move-in ready homes; these savings can be spent on top-of-the-line appliances and renovations that give the property more appeal when you decide to put in on the market in the future. Remember that in addition to fixing up the home, you are building equity.

 

The decision to purchase a fixer-upper will come down to your budget, availability, and your preferences. Speak with a sales representative to get more insight on these types of properties, and honest advice. Remember that even the best homes often need a little fixing up!


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Home Buyers: Looking for the Perfect Porch!
Posted on Fri, 31 May 2019, 02:45:00 PM  in Home buying tips,  My services, etc.
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If outdoor living is what you want in the warmer months of the year, consider talking to your REALTOR® about homes with the kind of porch you'd like. While all homes can't have the best outdoor spaces, having something to work with is ideal.Home Buyers Looking for the Perfect Porch

 

Options for a Back Porch

 

Outdoor Kitchens

If you like to entertain and cook, you may want a back porch that is large enough for a kitchen and several people. If the house you wish to purchase has a small back porch area, consider what you could do to extend it by way of a patio or pergola. Hanging outdoor lights and having a long farm-style table for outdoor dinners can make for a great area to spend the weekends with friends and family.

 

Relaxing to the Extreme

If your days off are all about lounging, you can decorate your back porch with furnishings and plants that help you sink into your comfort zone. Outdoor beds and hammocks are great for people who love to relax. Turn your porch into an oasis with a space to stretch out, plants, and a trickling water feature.

 

Front Porch Visions

 

Morning Coffee or Tea

Hanging chairs with delicate tables for morning coffee are an excellent option for people watching or taking in the sunrise. Create romantic spaces to enjoy the morning quiet and let the sun wake you up naturally. Be mindful of clutter on a front porch and add enough to make it a special place to enjoy for one or two people.

 

The Big Front Porch

If you are lucky enough to get a home with a lot of space on the front porch, you can consider making it an area for entertaining neighbours, or you can make it a space that is useful for the whole family. Consider a crafting area on one side and a dining area for lunches or dinners on the other side.

 

If you want a more private front porch, consider tall potted plants and low hanging hammocks for a private paradise. Use the colours you love to create a relaxing area that shines with your personality.

 

Small Balcony or Patio Spaces

 

If you want to purchase a condominium or a townhome and you don't have much space, consider building furniture for the space you have. Custom outdoor furniture with storage can give your area the personal touches it deserves. You can also find planters, screens, and potted shrubs that will turn our small outdoor space into a secret garden retreat.

 

If you love to watch TV when you relax, consider turning a balcony or patio into a bar area for a unique way to relax and watch your favourite show or game. A bar set is narrow and takes up less space than some larger lounge chairs, so they are perfect for balconies. Hang lights and pictures of your favourite movies or team on the outside walls to show off.

 

No matter what your personality is, there is always a porch that you can customize into your ideal space. If you tour a home without a porch, consider a pergola or other free standing outdoor room, so you can still enjoy the benefits of outdoor living space.


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Benefits of Using Social Media to Sell Your Home
Posted on Wed, 15 May 2019, 02:40:00 PM  in Home selling tips,  My services, etc.
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Thanks to modern technology, homeowners have a variety of selling tools that do not cost them a lot of money, such as social media. A majority of social media platforms are free for personal and professional usage. This means you can reach countless people around the world, all with a posted message, image, link, and more. Continue reading to learn some of the benefits that social media can provide when you are trying to sell your home.Benefits of Using Social Media to Sell Your Home

 

It’s Free

Signing up for a personal or professional social media account is free. You can take advantage of the most popular platforms without spending any money, unlike most websites that homeowners use to list their properties. You can spend the saved money on staging the home, or hiring professional photographers to come in and snap pictures of your house for countless social media users to see. Some of the most popular platforms for sellers to register with free of charge are:

 

  • Instagram
  • Twitter
  • Facebook

 

Global Reach

Many homebuyers come from different cities and states, as well as other countries. Reaching these people is easier to do with social media. You can post photos of your home on the platforms and gain access to serious buyers. Many social media users will share posts, especially if they know a friend or two who want to move to your area. Reaching people from different locations is a bonus because you don’t have to advertise in local newspapers around the country, or hire sales representatives in different states. Instead, you can post the description of the home on social media, along with area details and photos of your property and local businesses, and reach just as many people as a print ad could, and possibly more!

 

More Interacting

You can interact with potential customers directly, in real-time. When users like your post or share it with others, you can reach out to those individuals to share more details and to schedule a viewing. This is a benefit that allows you to keep a potential sale alive, as opposed to letting the viewer move on without asking for more details. Keep in mind that when you post on social media, you should be ready to respond within a timely manner.

 

Share Links

This is a good idea for sellers who own more than one home. If a buyer clicks on the link and determines that she is not interested in the house listed on the original post, she is now on your website and can check out other properties that you have up for sale. It is a good idea to post links with every message, even if you only post a couple of pictures. The objective is to persuade social media users to click on the link and browse your website for more details, and to share the link with their family members, friends, and colleagues.

 

Find Your New Home

A mistake that many homeowners make is selling their property without having a move-in option. You do not want to put a lot of time and money into selling your home, only to cancel the sale because you didn’t secure a move-in option. Therefore, while you are browsing social media and looking for popular real estate tags, you should use the platforms to find a home for you and your family. Although it is rare, some homeowners swap properties with each other. Regardless, social media can be an effective selling and buying tool for real estate.

 

Selling a home can be a challenging process, but there are many benefits available for sellers to take advantage of, like social media. You should speak with an experienced sales representative to learn how the platforms can boost your selling potential. He may have some other tips that get your home sold quickly, and for a great price!


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Decorating with Rockscaping
Posted on Tue, 30 Apr 2019, 10:30:00 AM  in My services
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Decorating your yard can be one of the most enjoyable aspects of owning a home. Planning for how you can decorate the outside of your area can allow you to really let your creativity shine. One of the most unique ways to decorate is through rockscaping. This is a style of outdoor decoration that focuses on establishing stone and rock fixtures, with less emphasis on greenery and more on wide open spaces and geometric configurations. It allows individuals to reduce their garden's upkeep needs, and establish a distinct sense of style in the area. If you are interested in exploring your rockscaping options, consider some of the following tips.Decorating with Rockscaping

 

Focus on the Details

Begin by thinking about what type of atmosphere you want to create. Like any green home garden, no two gardens of this variety will be the same. Plan the details according to your personal style and taste. There are more options available in this regard than people may think. Details can include things from specific colors and striation patterns to additional dry fixtures and geometric divisions. Think about the type of atmosphere you want to create and the message you want to share with those who see your home.

 

Work with Water

Contrary to popular belief, these landscapes do not need to emphasize complete dryness. Though your long-term water needs will be significantly reduced, you can still work with water around the area to create beautiful pool effects. Because of the insulation established by rock and stone effects, you can establish attractive stoneworks with the water as a foreground. This can immensely optimize your visual creativity, especially if you want to create a pooling or cascading effect here and there.

 

Think About the Lighting

If you live in an area that is especially sunny, it can be a good idea to plan for your lighting needs. Reflective lighting, especially, can be perfect for those who want to lead the eyes from one section of the area to the next. Many brighter and more reflective rock surfaces can actually serve to illuminate the area based on the surrounding fixtures. Like with anything else, experiment according to what effect you want to establish. It can be easy to arrange specific rocks in either a focal or mosaic array to direct the light on your property.

 

Plan for Colors

Take the exterior of your home into consideration as well. You want to tie in themes between different surfaces and rock arrangements, but you want to avoid being too matching or similar in your arrangement. Because of how versatile most home siding surfaces are, however, it can be easy to work with a synchronized system of rockscaping. Choose dark colors if you want to let the lighter ones stand out, and choose lighter colors to lead the eye along the darker ones. Transitions work especially well, so do not be afraid to experiment.

 

Do Not Avoid Greenery Entirely

Though you are seeking to minimize greenery, you do not have to get rid of it entirely. There are many plants that you can choose that will do well in your climate without needing too much water. You want to plan for your rockscaping in a way that will allow for the plants to act as the background, rather than the foreground of the scenes you set.

 

Incorporate Practical Effects

Wide open spaces can be invaluable in any such vista. Think about regular fixtures that you want to use in the yard as well. Things like walkways, tables, and chairs can all be included as decorative, as well as practical, elements. Plan them with the arrangement of your rockscaping, and see how they can play off of the elements that already exist.


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5 Things You Absolutely Need In Your New Home
Posted on Mon, 15 Apr 2019, 10:30:00 AM  in Home buying tips,  My services, etc.
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When buying your first home and deciding to live on your own away from family their are many things you may overlook and forget that you need them. In this article I will talk about 5 things that you need for your new home that you may have forgot about completely. People often focus on all the big things they need for their home such as furniture that they tend to overlook everything else that they may need in order to be happy within their new home.5 Things You Absolutely Need In Your New Home

 

Kitchen Utensils

One of the main things you are going to need in your new home is kitchen utensils and I am not just talking about your standard cutlery, plates, cups, or bowls but instead more specific items such as ice cream scooper, apple slicer, potato masher, potato peeler, big serving spoons, measuring cups, measuring spoons, bag clips, etc. It is also important to remember to buy pots, pans, a knife set, pot holders, hot pads, and other stuff that will make cooking in your new home possible.

 

Cleaning Supplies

The second most important thing you are going to need for your new home is cleaning supplies. It is easy to get overwhelmed by all of the stuff you need for your home when it comes to keeping your home clean. Whether you have carpet or hard wood floor you need to get a broom, mop, floor cleaning products, and a vacuum. You also will need glass cleaner, bathtub/shower cleaner and toilet bowl cleaner. It also would be a smart idea to have a few sponges around the house for cleaning purposes and also a toilet bowl cleaner brush to make it even easier to clean your toilets in your home. When I moved into my new home cleaning supplies was something I overlooked entirely.

 

Washer and Dryer

The third most important thing you need in your new home if you don't have one is a washer and dryer. It can be a pain and extremely costly to have to take your clothes to a laundromat to clean them. Aside from being a pain and costly it is also very time consuming to go to a laundromat so why not just make your life easier by getting a washer and dryer. This way you can clean your clothes in the comfort of your own home and save money in the long run by doing it this way.

 

Kitchen Appliances

The fourth most important things you are going to need in your home is kitchen appliances. You can't really cook food or make your favorite dinners without an oven and/or a microwave. Other helpful kitchen appliances would be a crockpot, a dishwasher, coffee pot, and a waffle maker. These kitchen appliances make your life way easier not only when it comes to cooking but having a dishwasher will help you clean up all the dishes you have to clean by making it so you don't have to do them by hand but instead can just use your dishwasher.

 

Home Décor

Last but not least home décor is a very important thing to have for your home because without it your home might feel empty. The home décor I have in my home is what makes it feel like home to me and shows my personal style. I recommend you go find some wall décor, or Knick knacks that you personally love to decorate your house to fit your personal style and to make it feel even more like home every time you walk in the door from a long day of work.


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Prepare for Buying a New Home
Posted on Sun, 31 Mar 2019, 10:10:00 AM  in Home buying tips,  My services, etc.
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Buying a new home can take a lot of time and cause stress. The process is easier when you are prepared and have a good REALTOR®. Communication with your REALTOR® is important because the more you communicate the easier it will be for them to find the best home for your situation.Prepare for Buying a New Home

 

Steps to Purchasing a New Home

 

  1. Research Costs Not only will you have costs in the purchase of your home, but you will also have costs on a regular basis that relate to your home. Find out what tax, heating, and regular maintenance are for the homes that interest you. These costs could be large in certain areas and something you aren't willing to pay on a monthly or annual basis.

  2. Find Out If You Qualify to Finance Your Home Apply for a mortgage loan at a bank, credit union or other places that you do business. You will usually have to have a down payment and good credit for a mortgage loan. You should know how much you can borrow and how much you have saved for the down payment and other costs prior to making an offer on a house.

  3. Make an Offer on the Home You Want If you are using a REALTOR®, they will help you make an offer to the seller or seller's agent to purchase the home.

  4. Make Sure the Home Passes an Inspection! A home inspector will make a report that allows you to see the health of the home you want to purchase. The inspection will show you what needs to be replaced or repaired as well. You can put in your offer that it is contingent on the house passing inspection.

  5. Hire a Real Estate Lawyer You may want to hire a real estate lawyer to help you do a title search and look over contracts. Real estate lawyers can also help at the closing.

  6. Get the Results If your offer is accepted and the house passes inspection, finalize your finances and have necessary meetings to get everything completed.

  7. Get Ready to Move Prepare your move prior to the closing. Unless you have repairs to make, you may want to get ready to move before you go to closing on the home. Packing and hiring a moving company are the next steps to getting into your new home. If you have a lot of stuff, you may have to go through many things and pack to be ready for the keys. If you are purchasing furniture, have a list of things you want the day you close on your home.

  8. Closing Your closing is usually with your REALTOR® and real estate lawyer. The paperwork is done and signed, then you get your keys. If you want to do repairs or upgrade, have a list of things you want to do at the home, when it closes.

 

Following the steps to buy a new house and working with professionals will limit stress. The last step is enjoying the home you worked so hard to get!


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4 Reasons You Should Consider Downsizing Your Next Home
Posted on Fri, 15 Mar 2019, 10:00:00 AM  in Home buying tips
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If you have decided to downsize and purchase a smaller home, you could take advantage of the many benefits, from lower utility bills to less maintenance. Your decision to downsize could be due to work proximity, availability within a specific location, or various life events; regardless of the reason, a sales representative can help you find the perfect, smaller home. Although your family may need to readjust to the smaller living space, the reduced size could have a positive impact on your relationships and finances. Continue reading to learn about some benefits of downsizing when searching for your new home.4 Reasons You Should Consider Downsizing Your Next Home

 

Lower Utility Bills

Heating and cooling a large residential property can be costly for homeowners, but the utility bills for smaller homes are generally less expensive. In most homes, the heating and cooling systems are set for the entire house, meaning that even the rooms you are not occupying will still be heated or cooled, increasing the monthly costs. When speaking with a sales representative, ask her to find out the average utility costs for the smaller homes you are interested in purchasing. You and your spouse can go over the bills to see just how much your family could save. The money you save can be used on home improvements, shopping, for traveling expenses, or you can place the funds in a banking account for future needs.

 

Less Maintenance

Fewer rooms in the home mean less repairs and upgrades that need to be made. You could reduce the costs of tools and various supplies, and trim the bills when hiring professional maintenance companies to come in and clean the home or make necessary repairs. In addition to less square footage, the yard will likely be smaller and not require as much maintenance. Depending on the size of the yard, you may enjoy cutting the grass, gardening, and doing other landscaping adventures in the smaller home, as opposed to being intimated by the larger yards associated with bigger properties.

 

More Bonding

Smaller homes can create a more intimate environment for families, strengthening their relationships along the way. The bedrooms in a smaller home will likely be closer, in comparison to the floor plans in a larger house. As a result, you can go in and out of your children’s rooms without climbing a lot of stairs, or walking long distances down the hall. Instead of looking at a smaller home as cramped or lacking privacy, your family can look forward to the new living space keeping you all more organized and creating a closer living environment.

 

Reduce Decorating Costs

The more rooms you have to fill in your home, the more expensive the costs of furniture and appliances will be. Although you don’t have to fill every room in the house, many homeowners prefer decorated rooms, as opposed to empty spaces. Downsizing allows you to prioritize what you need and what you can live without in the new space. You no longer have to purchase decorations and electronics for rooms that you rarely use. Instead of bringing a lot of items from your current home, you can pitch the unused objects and avoid taking clutter to your new place, getting a fresh start.

 

Moving into a smaller home could be the perfect choice for you and your family. Many of the benefits you have in a large house will still apply to a smaller property, such as privacy, the freedom to decorate the exterior and interior of the home, and a sense of community. Be sure to speak with an experienced sales representative who can explain all the benefits and help your family decide if downsizing is the best option!


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Homes for Older Canadians
Posted on Thu, 28 Feb 2019, 10:35:00 AM  in My services
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Canadians are living longer according to Statistics Canada and staying active and wanting to remain in their homes longer as well. There are several important features to consider in selecting a home for yourself as you grow older or for older family members. Choosing the right home means seniors will be able to age comfortably in place rather than having to uproot themselves and find a new senior-friendly home.Homes for Older Canadians

 

Location and Community

As seniors may need increasing amounts of medical care, proximity to a good hospital and a selection of primary care providers and specialists is crucial. Being close to shopping and entertainment is also important as driving may become more difficult. Many senior or active adult communities offer various services on site that can help seniors continue to live independently.

 

Step-Free Access

Stairs can be problematic for many seniors. Choose a single story house to make navigation easier. Step-free access from the exterior, and especially an attached garage, can be important for safety, especially in winter.

 

Wheelchair and Walker Access

Seniors may end up requiring wheelchairs or walkers for mobility. Wide hallways and adequate turning spaces are expensive and difficult to add to older homes. Instead, look for these features already in place when buying a home. Even if you do not need them, they enhance the home's value by making it more accessible as well as giving it an open, airy feeling.

 

Accessible Washrooms

Comfort-height toilets surrounded by adequate space and grab bars are easier to use for seniors and people with disabilities. An accessible walk-in shower or tub with grab bars, a wand rather than fixed shower head, and a non-slip surface enhances the safety of a home.

 

Doors

Doors should have adequate clearance and width for wheelchair access. Rather than door knobs, one should choose levers that can be easily grasped and opened by those with limited mobility or grip strength.

 

Lighting

Bright non-glare lighting can reduce falling hazards. Light switches should be placed where they can be easily reached by people using wheelchairs. Switches should be clearly visible and easy to operate, with lit rocker and button switches being especially elder-friendly.

 

Smart Technology

Smart home technology allows people to control many appliances from their phones. For seniors, the ability to program thermostats, lock and unlock doors, and turn off and on lights with their phones or remote controls can make daily living much easier. Homes can also be equipped with motion and fall detectors that can automatically alert care givers or emergency services.

 

Kitchen Safety

All kitchens should be equipped with working smoke detectors and fire extinguishers. Microwaves and eye-level ovens or counter-top toaster ovens may be easier for seniors to use than ovens that require bending. Strong task lighting for work surfaces can also enhance safety.

 

Accessibility Features Add Value

Even if you may not currently need accessibility features, you should consider investing in them. They make your home more hospitable for friends and family members who may have limited mobility. If you have an accident or illness or simply develop some mobility limitations as you grow older, it is much more convenient and less expensive to have accessibility features in place than to have to invest in moving or extensive home modifications. Finally, a senior-friendly home appeals to a growing segment of potential buyers, making accessibility features a good investment.


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4 Reasons Homeowners Should Use Professional Moving Companies
Posted on Fri, 15 Feb 2019, 10:30:00 AM  in My services
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Purchasing a new home can be a great adventure for families, but it can also be stressful and chaotic. Deciding how you will move your personal belongings may seem simple, but it can be a difficult decision to make. Getting help from family and friends is always an option, but paying for professional movers could make things less stressful. Continue reading to discover why using a professional moving company is often the best choice for homeowners.4 Reasons Homeowners Should Use Professional Moving Companies

 

Could Save you Money

Packing up some of your clothes and taking them to the new house is inexpensive, but when it comes to larger household items, you may have to spend more money on moving supplies and actual movers. Transporting furniture and large boxes in your vehicle may be impossible, so you will need to rent a truck, which can get expensive. When you hire a professional moving company, they will have the supplies that you need, down to boxes, bubble wrap, tape, and a fleet of trucks to choose from, all in different sizes. Using professional movers can save you money and prevent your items from being damaged due to inadequate space in the car, or poor loading and unloading habits.

 

Meet Deadline

If time is a factor, you want to go with the quickest and safest option. Some of the reasons why you may need to move within a quick turnaround include relocating for school, work, and health needs. In these instances, you will need to hire a professional moving company that can step in and keep you on schedule. Hiring movers allow you to handle other essential matters, such as school enrollment, utility transfers, work, and other more. With a tight schedule, you may not have the time to pack up your personal belongings, but moving companies typically offer packing services that fit most budgets.

 

Distance

The distance between your new home and your current house will often play a part when choosing between professional movers or doing the transporting on your own. Moving on the same street is not a big move, and you could enlist the help of others to accomplish your goals. However, moving to another state or town could require more supplies and assistance, so you will need to hire a professional moving company. In some cases, you may need to use a shipping company, especially if you are moving across the country.

 

Protect Belongings Against Theft and Damage

The moving company you choose should insure their drivers and your personal property. Homeowner’s insurance policies could also cover your items as they are moved from one house to another. The limitations often depend on the category of your property, in addition to other factors. When a professional moving company is transporting your belongings to the new home, those items will need to be replaced or repaired if lost, stolen, or damaged. Check with the moving company and your homeowner’s insurance provider to find out what is covered when it pertains to transporting your furniture, clothing, appliances, and other personal belongings.

 

Before you purchase a new home, you will need to consider all of the factors, including your budget for different issues and necessities, such as moving. Ultimately, the decision to move your belongings or hire professional movers will depend on how many things you have to transport, the distance of your move, and your budget. One thing to consider is moving as much as you can on your own, and leave the larger and more expensive items to the professionals. Ask family and friends for referrals, or consult with a sales representative to find the best moving company in your area.


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