Sure, people buy and sell homes all the time, so it must be easy enough to do. Or is it? Unless you’re a seasoned veteran or a professional, you will likely find that doing either (or both) can be a real challenge. Throw parenting duties in the mix, and you will have your work cut out for you.
Of course, nothing is insurmountable when you are motivated — and, no doubt, the inevitable comfort of home for your family is motivation enough. (Selling your home quickly and at a profit isn't too shabby, either.) So, do yourself a favor and make use of the following resources from FUN WITH KIDS IN LA to break down the process.
Preparing for a Successful Sale
When it comes to readying your house to sell, a few common things come to mind, including touching up with fresh paint, sprucing up the landscaping, and de-cluttering to create a more inviting and open living space. But there are other, less obvious to-dos to consider, such as power washing the roof to remove dirt and grime, and gathering warranties for appliances. These pointers cover all the bases:
Buying a New Home
The home-buying process is enough to tie anyone in knots. It’s one of the most stressful things we can experience. But, as MoneyUnder30.com points out, knowing what’s ahead helps quell at least some of the stress. In addition to saving for a down payment and not overbuying, consider these pieces of advice:
Making the Move
Perhaps the most difficult phase is actually moving from old home to new. After the packing, you’re either loading up the trucks yourself or organizing the movers -- then you have the unpacking and settling in. And there’s a whole lot more in-between. For those moving to Los Angeles, check out FUN WITH KIDS IN LA to find things that will get kids more excited about the move.
Needless to say, you need your wits about you to pull off these gargantuan tasks. With the right resources and a solid game plan, you’re so much better equipped to stay on track and ultimately realize your objective. And when you close the sale on your old home and call a new one “home sweet home,” don’t forget to give yourself a big pat on the back for a job well done.
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