Many people who rent might be considering staying in the rental market long-term. There are some advantages to renting over buying, including not paying maintenance costs and not putting down a big down payment. But one problem renters face is making their rental unit feel like a home, especially when they can’t paint or remodel to make the space feel more like their own. The good news is that whether you’re on a budget or have lots of money to spend, and whether you live in a small apartment or rent a house, there are many ways to make your rental feel like home.
New homes also involve a new community, and you should take the time to learn about your new community. What you look for in a community can vary a great deal, depending on your lifestyle and life stage. The downtown high-rise condo that is perfect for young professionals or mature adults may not suit young families. Conversely, suburban communities that are great for families may not offer what singles and retirees are looking for. There’s no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ community, just the one that’s right for you!
If you’re thinking of selling your home this Spring, consider the value that home staging can add to your property. Stats tell us that if a home is staged, it sells 90 per cent faster than an unstated counterpart. That’s a huge difference! While each home is unique and requires different strategies, there are a few things that anyone can do to grab the attention of buyers.
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