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Thrifty Ways to Declutter the Entryway, Living Room, & Kitchen 

 Posted by Diane Blum on April 6, 2018 at 9:18 AM

Clutter can quickly take over any space. For busy families or couples a small amount of clutter is inevitable. This article will walk through thrifty ways to keep common areas decluttered with items you can find at estate sales, online auctions, and thrift stores.

5 Things Every Realtor Should Know When Selling for Seniors 

 Posted by Diane Blum on April 6, 2018 at 8:42 AM
We are excited to present the first article in our Caring Transitions Owner Expert Series written by, Caring Transitions of Rochester Owner and Realtor Karen Menachof, for Caring Transitions.   When choosing housing or buying and selling real estate, the needs of older adults and their families can be complex. Often complicated by issues such as family dynamics, deteriorating health, personal loss and financial constraints. Senior Real Estate exp...

High Quality Furniture for Low Price!

 Posted by Diane Blum on March 23, 2018 at 8:27 AM
IKEA furniture has become the go to furniture store amongst Millennials. Why is this? Cheap and affordable, yes, but that is exactly what it is, cheap. You feel like you are getting nice new out of the box (literally) furniture. However, due to its very poor durability you will need to replace it much sooner than you would like. Looking for another option to owning furniture for an affordable...

Senior Communities Being Built at a Rapid Rate

 Posted by Diane Blum on March 14, 2018 at 10:41 AM
Have you noticed a large number of senior communities being built in your city or town? It feels like every time one is completed, another one is being constructed. Given the aging population, it appears there will be no slowing down of the construction of these large senior living communities. Is there demand for the amount of senior living communities that they are building? According to statistics, yes. In a 2016 publication by the Popula...

We Finally Found My Parents a New Home! Now We Need Help...

 Posted by Diane Blum on March 9, 2018 at 10:43 AM

“Due to their health, my elderly parents could no longer live at their home by themselves anymore.  I try to help the best I can but between raising my own family and working a full time job I can’t give my parents the amount of time they need.  Finally, after several very stressful months of us searching for their new home, we have finally found the perfect community for them to move into. Yay! Woo!....Except, how am I going to move my parents into their new home and clear out their current house, which looks like it belongs on the show hoarders, so that it can...

Maintaining the Man Cave

 Posted by Diane Blum on March 8, 2018 at 8:46 AM
Everyone needs a place to just get away and make their own. One of the most popular places men create is the man cave. A man cave can be an office, a den, a garage or any other space from a stylish basement bar or lounge to a gamer’s paradise. According to thenest.com, “the average cost of a man cave is somewhere in the $5,000 to $10,000 range.” This article has a few ideas to make your man cave space perfect with a sensible budget, by purchasing...

Sophisticated Closet Essentials for Luxury Lovers

 Posted by Diane Blum on March 8, 2018 at 8:43 AM
Owning luxury items often has the benefit of a lifetime of use and value retention. Designer pre-loved (pre-owned) goods continuously gain demand as savvy sophisticated shoppers realize they can own luxury items for less. Online Auctions are a great way to shop for luxury brands to add to your collection. Much of the demand for pre-loved luxury goods comes from the way these goods fluctuate in value “depending on buzz around a certain designer, p...

Best Buys for Your Kitchen at Online Auctions and Estate Sales

 Posted by Diane Blum on March 8, 2018 at 8:38 AM
A necessity in every kitchen are the tools used to cook a meal. In 2016 alone, retail sales of kitchen gadgets and tools were close to 1.19 billion U.S. dollars. Most pots and pans have a lifetime of 5 years or less, while other utensils like paring knives and peelers should be replaced yearly. If you’ve noticed your kitchen gadgets and tools showing signs of serious wear and tear, consider replacing them with a few of the gently used items on th...

Make Your Living Room Come Alive with These Finds

 Posted by Diane Blum on March 8, 2018 at 8:28 AM
What makes a home your own, is the personality that comes through in the decorative details. The charm in purchasing repurposed/preloved (pre-owned) is in more than just the price tag. Character and a one-of-a-kind look come along with it. Whether your budget is large or small, estate sales and online auctions are a great way to find unique statement pieces to bring the room to life. We put together a list of items you should almost always buy pr...

$2,000 To Rent A U-Haul???...Our Thoughts

 Posted by Diane Blum on March 7, 2018 at 4:42 PM

In the last quarter of 2017, San Francisco had the largest number of residents move out of the city..  According to Redfin, San Francisco lost more than 15,000 residents, which was about 24% larger than New York, which had the second most residents leave. These residents are moving due to...

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