Multigenerational living is a term used to describe households in which there are at least two adult generations in residence. The number of these households in the U.S. is on the rise. Two types of multigenerational living are becoming more common in recent years; two-generation households, where adult children live with parents, and three-generation homes, where there are adult children, parents, and grandparents living under the same roof. Our real estate agents are here to explore some of the pros and cons of multigenerational households with you.
It's time to pack and move! While stressful, it is the perfect time to organize, declutter and purge all of those unwanted items. Just like the latest organizing trend,
Marie Kondo your moving routine.
Don't know where to start? Here are some of our favorite tips;
Recycle, donate or throw out
If it doesn't spark joy, get rid of it! Contact your local thrift stores, family and friends or post on local facebook marketplaces for a little extra cash. Your junk could be someone else's treasure.
Create a master moving to-do list
This list will include all the tasks and important reminders like grabbing extra boxes and tape, hiring a local moving company or returning your cable box. Utilize you're your smart device to share your google doc list with a spouse or family members to keep everyone in the loop.
Be sure to stock up on moving boxes, tape, permanent markers, and bubble wrap. Create a master labeling system. Label each box with its desired location and then add the box number and contents to your Master to-do list. This will help you tremendously when you are trying to find the dog leash that you thought you left out!
Pack an overnight bag
For quick access, pack a few extra sets of clothes for your family. This will save time and your sanity!
For more tips visit the 41 Easy Moving and Packing Tips that will make your move dead simple blog post.
If we all pitch in, we can make this earth a better place for all! Happy Earth Day!
Do you dream of moving into an up and coming neighborhood? Our real estate agents are here to help you identify the areas around your town that will soon explode onto the real estate scene.
That's a question that many people struggle with, whether they are already paying on a mortgage or are working with our real estate agents to find a home to buy.
The answer to that question isn't the same for everyone since it depends largely upon each person's financial situation, as well as their long-term goals and preferences. Here are three things to consider as you determine whether or not paying off your home early makes sense for you.
The bottom line is that, if you can comfortably afford to pay off your home early, it makes sense to do so. You'll save money over the long-term by paying less interest, and you'll also have the peace of mind that comes with having clear title to your home. However, if paying more towards your mortgage will cause undue financial strain, it probably makes better sense to keep up with those agreed-upon monthly payments.
If you have more questions about the pros and cons of paying your home off early, please feel free to contact us. We're always happy to put our expertise and experience on all things related to home ownership to work for the benefit of New England homeowners and home buyers.