As an adult, you understand the reason behind moving into a new home for various reasons such as a new job or the need for additional space. As a child, moving can be scary because of the unknown factors. Depending on your child’s age, he or she might not easily understand the reason for changes in their routine and living space. However, there are ways to help your child adjust to a move, and we have listed a few ideas below to help ease the transition for everyone in the family.
One way to help your child become excited about the move into a different home is to include them in the process of walking through the new house together and discussing how you will be setting up your new home! How would your child like to decorate his/her new room? Choosing paint colors and new décor can be a fun way to help ease the transition. What does your child see from his/her new bedroom windows? Help your child become familiar with the new surroundings by pointing out nearby interests (is there a neighborhood park or even a playset in the new backyard?) and be patient as they learn the “footprint” of the new home. The more familiar these new surroundings become, the less anxious your child will feel.
Make New Friends
If your family is moving to another school district or state, remind your children that this is an opportunity for new friends and new adventures. You can make a list of places to explore together in your new area! Check with the local library for books about moving that you can read with your children! Visit a restaurant, museum, public garden, or sports complex in the new location! It can be incredibly overwhelming for children to move away from the familiar, but a new house provides an opportunity to establish new family traditions and create your dream home of a lifetime.
If you’re still searching for a place to call home, you can turn to our knowledgeable real estate team. Give us a call at (757) 539-7451 if you are considering Suffolk real estate. We know Suffolk and the surrounding areas and WE GET RESULTS.
Your house has a lot to offer a potential buyer, but it can be challenging to showcase its features during the winter months. The cold days can put a damper on people’s spirits, but there are some simple ways to turn that around and create an enticing look and feel for property showings. Discover a few tips below to help you sell your home this winter:
Decorate for the Holidays
Many staging experts will say to remove personal belongings such as photographs because it is more difficult for the potential buyer to envision their family living in the space. However, we recommend decorating for the upcoming holidays, just don’t get too carried away. Simple, uncluttered, and inviting decorations will make your home welcoming to potential buyers.
Connect with Trusted Real Estate Agents
The month of December can seem hectic with planning for the upcoming holidays, so if you are trying to sell your home, you need to connect with a real estate agent who is dedicated to helping you. When an experienced agent is in your corner, he or she knows how to generate interest in your property and bring potential buyers right to your front door.
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Are you investing in a residential property? Before the deal is finalized and you pay a lot of money for a house, you should have a home inspection completed. There are many advantages to having a skilled professional evaluate your future home before signing the papers, and we have listed a couple of the reasons below.
Determine Current Value of Home
One of the main reasons people have a house inspected is to determine the overall value of the property. In addition to the size of the lot and the condition of the house, a thorough home inspection can help to determine the true value of a property. A professional inspection can reveal minor and major issues that may not be immediately visible during an initial tour of the property and could prove to be costly repairs.
Locate Minor & Major Issues
During the inspection, a qualified inspector will look at every part of the house trying to locate any issues no matter how small or big. Before buying a home, you want to know that everything is up to code and if there are structural, mechanical, electrical, and possibly other issues that need to be addressed before you move your family into a new home.
Useful in Negotiations
If there are issues with the home, you can use the inspection report when negotiating with the seller for a better price and/or for having certain issues resolved before closing.
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