Freeing Up Space for Our New Family Addition to Our Small Home

The new addition to our family pretty much clinched it that we needed more space. However, we were stuck in the lease for this place for another year. We signed a longer term lease to get a lower rent amount. The solution we came up with was to find a place for personal storage in Singapore. This would offload a lot of the things we use seasonally freeing up space all over our house. We had been stuffing items we use into every nook and cranny we could find in our place. Everything was stored in plastic bins, but they take up space too.

I think every family has some sort of storage space problems, especially here on the island where space is already at a premium. Read more »

Training as a real estate agent

For an outgoing person with good organizational skills and the self-discipline to work for oneself, a career in real estate can be both satisfying and profitable. Entry into the field is usually by working for an established business, either as a sales trainee or office assistant in a brokerage or possibly in the mortgage department of a financial services provider. Becoming a real estate agent requires formal education and an examination leading to a state license, and being licensed as a broker and running an independent business takes even more education and another license. Read more »

Is your house underwater: Short sale vs foreclosure

When you are dealing with an underwater mortgage, one of the major benefits of completing a short sale is that you are in control of the sale, not your bank. As illustrated by the informative infographic above, you have control and you know exactly who will purchase your home. Therefore, you will generally feel less stressful than someone who is having their home taken by the bank. Furthermore, you do not have to deal with the negative stigma that society has placed on foreclosures. On the whole, your short sale experience will likely feel very similar to the experience of selling your home in the traditional way. Therefore there are more benefits of short-selling your property, rather than allowing for foreclosure with your bank. Read more »

Smith Lake Front short sale properties

Smith Lake is a beautiful lake in Winston County, Alabama. Obviously many people would want to own property here, especially on the lake front. There are stunning views of the lake’s rocky shoreline with beautiful hardwood trees surrounding it. People come here to enjoy the quiet and the beauty as well as being able to swim and boat on the lake and watch the wildlife. Luckily there are some Smith Lake front short sale properties available. Read more »

Choosing a retirement community

Choosing a retirement community can be either the easiest decision you can make or the most difficult trial ever invented whether the prospective resident is you or a loved one. One helpful key is to first outline what services are desired, the amount of assistance that may be needed and the environment that is preferred. You may want only minimal guidance and interaction with staff and can live quite independently and quite well for most daily routines. You might share a ride to local shopping or other community events, but you don’t need daily assistance with activities, medical oversight or personal care. You do want a caring environment, quick response from staff if needed, and friendly neighbours. For example, while no facility can guarantee the last item, residents and family members can vouch for any of the nine St Ives retirement villages found in western Australia. Each facility has its own itinerary of activities residents can join. Read more »

Looking for a home for sale? Gatineau has plenty

I have lived in upstate New York for most of my life, but I am looking for a change of scenery. I met a woman online who lives in Canada and we have hit it off. She thinks that one of us should make the move so we can be together and I have agreed to move there. I have been going through the home listings in the area trying to get a good idea of what is available. I realized that anyone who is looking for maison à vendre gatineau will have what they need. Read more »

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