sell home fast

As always, Twitter has some great resources for those of us in the Sandwich Generation who are involved in property investing: Here’s a handy site – a mailbox finder. It can help you find a mailbox to drop the mail off in an area you are unfamiliar with – where an aging relative lives, where you are planning to relocate to, etc. This looks like a good site for apartment hunting if you are relocating to be closer to aging parents. Speaking of apartment hunting as well as house hunting, here are some great hi-tech tips from LifeHacker. Oh my – if your aging parent's home is standing vacant, keep a close watch on it! Here’s some good real estate news! The 10 strongest U.S. housing markets – Handy to know if you are looking for a good place to relocate to.

US new home sales up sharply. That’s good news, too, though I’m not sure all are seeing it in their locales. My family isn’t, on either coast. How about you?  Per @HousingReporter

If you or your aging parent is trying to sell a home fast by owner, please be sure to take extra precautions and be alert at all times. This article relates the sad tale of a fake real estate agent who got into a house under false pretenses. So far, it doesn’t look like he did anything, but then again… Helpful pointers on how to grandchild-proof your home from one of my favorite real estate Twitter resources –  @blogboy. This verse is PERFECT for those dealing with real estate – in any manner!  Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him. Some great reminders and tips for our aging parents, college-bound older kids, and even ourselves about rental property insurance! Thanks to @MonroeOnABudget One last bit of housekeeping. I am adding this site to Technorati, who would like me to add this intriguing bit of code to my site. So just for you, Technorati, because we do appreciate you VERY much. 6WAMP6SAP4UF That’s it for now, y’all. Have a great week! 🙂

One thing I've learned to think about is to always keep in mind that someday I will need to sell my house. This is true for us AND this is true for our aging parents. In fact, at any time, any one of us may even need to sell our home fast. I have read that we should have that thought in mind even before we buy the house. With that thought at the top of our minds, we are more likely to buy with resale in mind, decorate with resale in mind, and maintain with resale in mind. Hopefully all of that will mean that we buy a house that will be easy to resell, decorate with colors and patterns that are popular or easy to recover, and stay on top of repairs,

Life doesn't always go the way we plan. Illness and aging issues can lead to a sooner-than-expected need to sell a home fast, whether your own or your aging parent's.  By keeping resale in the back of your mind at all times, you and your senior parents will be prepared even in the midst of turmoil. For the Sandwich Generation, that's a big help!