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Getting on the Same Page for Downsizing

Getting on the Same Page for Downsizing It's time to downsize and making the tough decisions on where your next chapter is going to be can be taxing. It's even more taxing when you and your spouse aren't on the same page for what to do next. Does you spouse want to live within the [...]

Top 10 Rightsizing Tips

Top 10 Rightsizing Tips Start with the easy stuff. Eliminate anything that’s broken, damaged, or no longer wanted. Then, go to the out-of-the-way spaces like attics, crawlspaces, and garages. Making progress in “easier” areas will build momentum to go through the harder-to-decide areas. Ask yourself, “If this disappeared tomorrow, would I run out and replace [...]

The 8 Most Affordable Places to Retire Abroad

Do you dream of discovering new cities and countries for you retirement? Americans are choosing to retire abroad for their dream retirement destination. Choosing the perfect city and country can be tricky, here is a list of the top cities seniors are currently living in. Let your wanderlust go wild! 8. Spain Acclaimed for amazing food [...]

Choosing a Retirement Destination

Choosing a Retirement Destination Finding the destination of where you will retire is an exciting and life changing decision. Will you be retiring somewhere close to family? Somewhere tropical? Perhaps a different country? Choosing a retirement destination has changed with the baby boomer generation and their access to technology. Retirement is the dream of relaxation [...]

Selling a Senior’s Home is Different

Selling a Senior's Home is Different  Many homeowners have previously bought and sold homes. However, selling a senior's home can be much more complicated, due to the number of unique issues and decisions - and sometimes the number of people involved. Though seniors usually make the decision to sell, it is not uncommon for adult [...]

Hotel Philosophy – Staging Your Home

Hotel Philosophy - Staging Your Home It’s time to sell and you want to stage your home. Here is the rule of thumb when it comes to stage your home: a house isn’t staged to sell, it is staged to live. This type of staging is called, hotel philosophy. The hotel philosophy allows for potential [...]

Buckle down: Markets are erratic and will continue into the future

  As rates continue to move higher there are two things on every mortgage professional’s mind to help and protect their borrowers. Lock and extend. We are in the most pronounced rising rate environment we’ve seen since before the 2008 financial crash. Here at Movement, like other lenders, average mortgage rates have increased about 65 [...]

Why and How to Clear Clutter

Why and How to Clear Clutter Owning a home is such an amazing experience. It’s a home to make your own and to create memories with those you love. The fun part of owning a home is decorating with furniture, pictures, and items to give your special space character. Over the years of home ownership, [...]

Shades of Gray

More homebuyers are expressing that grays are their preferred interior paint color. Integrate the most popular gray hues into your home when you prepare it for market. Gray walls exude a modern simplicity with a fresh yet familiar feel. They integrate well with natural views and are great complements to a range of furnishings. With [...]

Marketing: The OTF Way

  Marketing: The OTF Way  Marketing is a concept which can be either looked at dauntingly or as creative challenge. Throughout my career, I have looked at marketing as way to push myself to find fun and innovative ways to catch my audience. I love approaching marketing as a way to get my customers and [...]