Tag Archives: Lifestyle

Moving away from the open floorplan

Home owner preferences are moving away from the togetherness of open floor plans. The open floor plan allowed families to be together more at home, but it comes with a lack of privacy and personal space. The traditional living room … Continue reading

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Move-Up Buyer Challenge

The typical move-up buyers are couples in their 30’s to 40’s who need more space for their growing families. In our area, the common profile of a move-up home is a 2-story, 4-bedroom, 2 ½ bath with a finished basement … Continue reading

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Upgrading Outdoor Space

Fifty-six percent of buyers would sacrifice house square footage for more outdoor space. Larger yard space means extra privacy from neighbors, which is a big deal for people moving from an apartment or condo. More than just a big back … Continue reading

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Getting to a Smaller Lifestyle

Many of us want to reduce the amount of stuff we have, but struggle on how to take the first step. This sure-fire method works over time, and its impact is greater if you take a really big first step. … Continue reading

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Retiring to a College Town

We have had a number of clients retire to college towns. These are the most popular reasons. Universities offer some of the most interesting and diverse continuing education A university with a strong NCAA team is energizing to the community. … Continue reading

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Unusual Homes for Unusual Tastes

Disney now offers homes ranging from $1.8 million to $7 million in its Disney World campus with Mickey Mouse design themes.  Owners also receive park perks.  Sausalito, Seattle and Portland host floating communities featuring homes docked in the bay.  The … Continue reading

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Why Do We Move

Bigger house, better neighborhood, new job.  If you lived in the Chicago area last year, the motivation to move could have been the polar vortex.  The sub-zero temperatures and shoveling snow for three months just put many people over the … Continue reading

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