Upsize for Bigger Backyard


A bigger yard is often on the checklist for homebuyers looking to upsize. They may want a large backyard where kids can play, dogs can run around freely and they can plant a garden. If finding a home with a bigger backyard is on your list, be sure to take the following questions into consideration while house hunting.

  • How much upkeep are you willing to do? When you upsize to a home with a bigger backyard, the level of maintenance needed increases. Mowing the lawn will take longer, trees and bushes will need frequent trimming and the garden will need regular care. Landscaping may also need to be done when you move in and then touched up every year. Considering how much time you’re willing to put into yard work — and how much that yard work will cost — can help you decide how big of a yard you want.


  • How do you want to use the yard? Will the yard primarily be a play area for your kids and pets? Do you want to host garden parties or barbecues? Do you want to plant a garden or build a shed? Thinking about the yard’s purpose will help you decide between a medium or large yard, an open yard or one with a few scattered trees, and a low-maintenance yard or a yard needing upkeep.

Contact me today to talk more about your dream yard and to learn more about upsizing options.

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~First-Time Home Buyer~


Whether you’re a first-time home buyer, interested in downsizing, or searching for a vacation property, buying a home can be exciting, but also challenging. A realtor can help provide professional advice at any stage of the home buying process.

Given that most home buying transactions involve a home loan or mortgage, availability of credit and your credit score are important considerations. There are many different buyer financing options available, and a realtor and mortgage company can help you find the best option for your situation.

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The fun part of buying a house is finding the right home. Using the search tools on this website and working with a realtor, you can evaluate many houses before selecting the best home for your needs.
Once you’ve selected the right home, the transaction process begins. In a typical home buying process, you’ll start by making an offer on the house. Once your offer is accepted by the seller, you’ll have to get an inspection and insurance. Your new home will also be appraised to determine the home value. Finally, you’ll set a closing date, when you’ll complete the transaction and officially take ownership of your new home!

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