Finding A New Home For The Next Stage Of Your Life

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty

 

FINDING A NEW HOME FOR THE NEXT STATE OF YOUR LIFE...

... DOES YOUR HOME STILL FIT YOUR CURRENT STAGE OF LIFE?

 

The Greek philosopher, Heraclitus, said that the only constant in life is change. 2,400+ years later, as a real estate professional, I see evidence of that every day.

 

A couple’s first home is suddenly too small to accommodate their expanding family. As their children grow, they need a bigger backyard or more bedrooms. And when their kids move away, that big house can sometimes feel like a burden rather than a necessity.

 

If you’re about to embark on a new stage of life (or maybe it’s already arrived), it’s probably time to reevaluate your housing needs.

 

Fortunately, you don’t have to go through the process blindly. Carolinas Realty Partners have experience working with clients at every stage of life. And we know how to help you determine the home features that will enhance (or detract) from your day-to-day life.

 

I've shared some of our top tips for navigating the search in my latest blog post, Finding a New Home for Your Next Stage of Life.

 

And if you’re curious about what types of homes are available today within your price range, I'd be happy to send over a list of properties that match your criteria.

Nina Hollander can help your find a home in Greater Charlotte area

 

P.S. If you already own a home, you could be sitting on a pile of equity. This may be the perfect time to cash out and put it towards your dream home—while locking in a historically-low mortgage rate. Ask me for a free property value assessment so you can weigh your options!

 

 

 

  Nina Hollander and Carolinas Realty Partners with Coldwell Banker Realty,  your Greater Charlotte area residential real estate experts have been serving the Charlotte region's home buyers and sellers for 21+ years.

 

If you're considering selling or purchasing a home in the Greater Charlotte region, I'd love an opportunity to earn your business, to exceed your expectations, and to show you how:

 "The Right Broker Makes All The Difference."

   

 

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 Nina Hollander, RE/MAX Broker, Realtor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Disclaimer:  Nothing in this blog article is to be construed as legal advice, tax advice, or financial advice.  For legal advice see an attorney.   For tax advice or financial advice see a tax attorney, certified public accountant, or other qualified professional.

 

Comments (34)

Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Finding the right partner is important in finding the right home for that next stage

May 18, 2021 07:58 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

We spent 6 months seeking our next home and that was because we wanted a home with minimal stairs.  We are here until we cannot take care of the house any more and that is not in the forseeable future.

May 18, 2021 08:16 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

I definitely changed my home when life changed for me 5 years ago.  With no one but Shadow and myself to think about I not only changed the type of home but the lifestyle.  It works for me and gives me more flexibility and freedom.  Plus I am debt free.  

May 18, 2021 08:46 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Brian England hi Brian... I think your parents might be somewhat in the minority these days... but it's nice that you can go home to a home you grew up in.

May 18, 2021 10:06 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog hi Bill... maybe you are "aging." I think I've already "aged." But I'm going nowhere in terms for my home for the forseeable future. I love my home. Happy Tuesday to you.

May 18, 2021 10:07 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Michael Jacobs hi Michael... people have all sorts of reasons for moving... and they are all "legitimate." By the time I lived in Charlotte 8 years I was in my third home (the second of which I had built from the ground up). I figure it's a disease... but fortunately curable, as I've now been in my home 15 years this month. That's a record for me. Also a record... living in the same city for almost 23 consecutive years.

May 18, 2021 10:10 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Ron and Alexandra Seigel hi Alexandra... I never used to mind moving until I moved into my current home 15 years ago... that move just about did me in (maybe because I was downsizing from 6,000 square feet to 3,300 square feet). So now I've set a record for living in one home with no plans to move.

May 18, 2021 10:12 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Rocky Dickerson hi Rocky... wouldn't argue with you on that. It's important to know when it's time to move on... especially with older people I've seen them hang on to homes that they can no longer maintain properly thus depreciating an important financial asset.

May 18, 2021 10:13 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Ed Silva hi Ed... while I have a two story home with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a bonus room on the second floor, I never need to go upstairs. I have three bedrooms (one of which is my office), two bathrooms, great room, huge kitchen, large breakfast area, and large dining room on the main floor... so also no need to think about moving any time soon. A few stairs from the garage... but I can live with that.

May 18, 2021 10:15 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Sharon Lee hi Sharon... you did what was right for you and that's what is important. Too many people never think about whether they should up-size, down-size, right-size. And no doubt, often when you change homes you also change lifestyle... in your case a very dramatic change.

May 18, 2021 10:17 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Nina- it's not like it used to be where our parents stayed in their homes forever. We have to decide what works for us and thankfully there are agents like you, who can help us navigate that journey.

May 18, 2021 12:47 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Nina I have gone through a couple of home stages in my life, and I am about to embark on a new one.

May 18, 2021 03:39 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Nina loved the advice now if you could talk to Diane I have been saying this for two years... time for the next stage but she is hard of hearing:)Endre

May 18, 2021 10:24 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Nina.

I completely agree.  The home we have now is comfortable, but for me it just doesn't fit what I imagine we would be happy with.  We're working on it

May 19, 2021 12:13 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Kathy Streib good morning, Kathy... I moved numerous times throughout my childhood... so really have no concept of "going back to a home" I grew up in.

May 19, 2021 04:41 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

George Souto good morning, George. It's all about being knowing when you are ready to make that next move. Anxious to hear what you are planning.

May 19, 2021 04:41 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Endre Barath, Jr. hi Endre...one day Diane will miraculously recover from that hearing problem... I suspect many couples get to different stages in their lives at different times.

May 19, 2021 04:42 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.

You  hope she has always been my worst client:))

May 19, 2021 09:50 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

James Dray good morning, James... it's definitely about knowing when you are ready to make a move... and the best of all worlds is to have the flexibility to wait out the right home.

May 19, 2021 04:43 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Nina, helping aging buyers find their next home is always a joy.   Haven't had any this year, but had a couple last year.

May 20, 2021 06:21 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Joan Cox hi Joan... I'm building a home right now with older clients. They are upsizing as her 90+ year old mother will be living with them.

May 20, 2021 06:35 AM
Joan Cox

That is very cool.   I thought I would have a buyer that was looking for a multi-gen home, but their plans changed.

May 20, 2021 06:46 AM