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If you are looking to sell your home and downsize or simplify your life by moving to a lifestyle community, but are worried that your house may have lost some of it’s value over the past few years, the NAHB has some tips for you:

What are the Best Ways to Add Value to Your Home?

Which home remodeling projects are the best ones for those looking for a solid return on their investment — and higher profits come selling day?

Americans spent over $114 billion on home remodeling in 2009, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Remodeling is expected to outpace new home building in about 10 years.

But all home remodeling projects are not equal. Here are some top ways to add value to your home…   Read the full story>>

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News from the NAHB:

No longer considered just a second-choice option for home buyers who can’t afford a house, condominiums are giving the single-family home a run for its money as the primary preference for many new home buyers.

Shifting Lifestyles

Changing lifestyles of Americans are often cited as the reason there are many more home buyers than ever before choosing condominium units over houses. The U.S. Census Bureau saw a decline in the proportion of married-couple households with their own children from 40 percent of all households in 1970 to 23 percent in 2003.

Demographics that are on the increase include single professionals, divorcees, partners without children and active retirees. Buyers who no longer need to factor in a yard or school district when they choose a home are not restricting themselves to traditional housing options.  Read the full story>>

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Admittedly, the common human predisposition is to reject change in all its forms, even on those occasions when we know it may lead to a positive outcome. The truth of the matter is change is scary, specifically because of the fear of the unknown and the uncertain. It is also true that change is inevitable, so the only method for coping with change is to address it head on and to embrace the moment.

In this way, many baby boomers often struggle with committing to their decision to “rightsize” their life, primarily due to the misconception that “rightsizing” is synonymous with “downsizing.” Yet, many lifestyle communities, such as Athertyn at Haverford Reserve, prove that preconception wrong through their offerings of condominium homes with plenty of space for new beginnings without the slightest sense of sacrifice.

Dive into the good life at Athertyn
Dive into the good life at Athertyn

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Best known for her talents as a radio and television personality in Los Angles, Ciji Ware has covered a wide range of topics including health and lifestyle.  She has over seventeen years of experience in the broadcasting field and has written a total of eight books over the years.

Ciji Ware is a well known radio and television personality as well as an author of eight books

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Preventive Maintenance is very important to ensure a safe and efficient home and to maintain your home’s long-term value.  Spring and fall is the best time to perform annual maintenance tasks.

Spring Time is the Best Time for Home Maintenance

Semi-Annual Maintenance Checklist…  Read full story>>

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