Who couldn’t use a pop of joy right now? As the pandemic drags on, some people realize that their house and stuff just don’t spark joy – the rallying cry of Japanese tidying guru, Marie Kondo. She’s author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, and she developed the KonMari method of home decluttering. It … More 6 Ways to Declutter and Find Joy
Especially if you were poised to sell your home before the pandemic, one gnawing question likely has been what impact Covid-19 would have on the real estate market. The National Association of REALTORS® took a look at this issue by polling members in late June. Its 2020 Market Recovery Survey shows that markets are recovering, … More Markets Recovering, Says NAR Survey
The Covid-19 crisis most certainly has caused people to reconsider all sorts of things in their lives – how and where they live, what’s no longer a priority, and the lifestyle changes they’ll make in a post-pandemic world. And for many of those over the age of 55, the crisis has solidified their pledge to … More Get Serious about Postpandemic Retirement Living
Rethinking Home After spending so much time at home during this pandemic, you’re probably seeing all the flaws in your house. Sure, there’s the normal stuff, including that dripping faucet, the cracked bathroom tiles, and that carpet that needed replacement years ago. But there are often bigger issues. Maybe the house no longer fits your … More What You Want for Next Home
Even for those who have been diligent savers, there are always nagging questions. Can I afford to keep living in my house and will I be priced out of my city? How long will my money last? GoBankingRate has answers. It looked at 50 cities, examining things like average annual expenditures in each city for … More How much time does $1 million nest egg buy in major cities?
While the country is gradually shifting to talk about reopening plan, still most dining and entertainment options shut down in California, you are extremely cautious to jump right on to that normalcy before the Coronavirus. Trust me, I was very afraid of even ordering food delivery. Finally tried yesterday for the first time since quarantine. … More 5 ways to use your social isolation time
Here is something brighten your day! From SRES (Senior Real Estate Specialist, NAR’s Designation) Market Place May Newsletter written by Elyse Umlauf-Garneau As news of Covid-19 started gearing up, Allison Bradley felt heartbroken when she spotted seniors running errands and grocery shopping around her town, Kelowna, B.C. “My goodness, you are risking so much by … More Caremongering Spreads Goodness, Not Fear