Rebuilding Your Life: Thriving in a New City after a Tough Chapter

Rebuilding Your Life: Thriving in a New City after a Tough Chapter

Starting over in a new city after going through a challenging phase in life is no small feat.
It's a mix of overwhelming emotions, new opportunities, and the promise of a better future. 
In this article, we'll walk you through essential strategies to not only survive but flourish
in your newfound environment. From mental well-being to professional growth, community 
involvement, and even pet adoption, we've got you covered. 
In this article shared by Eileen Kedersha, you'll find actionable advice to make your transition as smooth as possible.

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The Cornerstone: Taking Care of Your Mental Well-Being

Your mental state is the foundation on which you’ll build your new life. Take the time to find a qualified therapist or counselor who can help you work through past challenges. Create a self-care regimen that could include yoga, mindfulness meditation, or hiking in nature to reset your mind. The better your mental health, the more equipped you’ll be to face other aspects of your new life.

Take Steps to Boost Your Career

A stable job is crucial when rebuilding your life. Consider enrolling in an online course in a field that’s in high demand. This not only gives you a chance to boost your skill set but also helps you align with job opportunities in your new city. So, take a look at online courses and find something that suits your interests. For example, if you’ve always wanted to get started in the IT field, a bachelor’s in information technology can help you achieve that goal. What’s more, by tackling courses online, you can learn from pretty much anywhere.

Harness the Power of Community: Local Resources

Local organizations often provide free or low-cost resources to help you get settled. Whether it’s job placement services or career fairs, use these local resources to your advantage. They can offer insider knowledge, training, and even emotional support that can be invaluable in a new setting.

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Flipping Houses to Earn Money for Tuition

Flipping Houses to Earn Money for Tuition

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Going back to school as an adult can be a daunting task. You may not have the time or money available to make it happen. But what if there was a way to pay for college while also gaining valuable experience? Flipping houses is one option that could help you accomplish both goals. Here are some tips and resources from South Florida Luxury Homes to help you get started!

Article Written By: Emma Croft 


Creating a Budget

Establishing a budget is key when it comes to flipping houses. You should make sure you have done your research and know exactly how much money will be required for the purchase of the house, repairs, and any other associated expenses. Don’t forget to factor in things like home staging before you can list the property; this helps ensure that you won’t be unprepared when it comes time to flip the house.

Selecting the Best Residence

Once you have established a budget, it’s time to find the right home for your project. Look for homes that are in need of repairs but still have the potential for being turned into something beautiful. Consider factors such as location, size, condition of the property, and any other features that could add value to the home when it’s sold.

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More People Are Finding the Benefits of Multigenerational Households Today

More People Are Finding the Benefits of Multigenerational Households Today | Simplifying The MarketIf you’re thinking of buying a home and living with siblings, parents, or grandparents, then multigenerational living may be for you. The Pew Research Center defines a multigenerational household as a home with two or more adult generations. And the number of individuals choosing multigenerational living has increased over the past 50 years. As you […]

A Window of Opportunity for Homebuyers

A Window of Opportunity for Homebuyers | Simplifying The MarketMortgage rates are much higher today than they were at the beginning of the year, and that’s had a clear impact on the housing market. As a result, the market is seeing a shift back toward the range of pre-pandemic levels for buyer demand and home sales. But the transition back toward pre-pandemic levels isn’t […]

What Is Multigenerational Housing? [INFOGRAPHIC]

What Is Multigenerational Housing? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Simplifying The Market

Some Highlights

  • If you have additional loved ones coming to live with you but don’t have enough space, it may be time to consider a larger, multigenerational home.
  • Some key benefits of multigenerational living include a combined homebuying budget, shared caregiving duties, enhanced relationships, and more. These benefits might be why more people are choosing to live in multigenerational homes today.
  • Let’s connect so you can find a house that meets your changing needs and has plenty of space for you and your loved ones.

Upgrades to Make Your Home a Haven in 2021

Upgrades to Make Your Home a Haven in 2021

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Your home is your greatest asset, and it’s also the place you likely feel the safest. However, we all spent entirely too much time at home in 2020, and now you may feel like those same walls that sheltered you throughout the pandemic are closing in. Brought to you by Eileen Kedersha with ONE Sotheby’s International Realty, here are a few tips and tricks on how to make your house feel like a brand-new space once again.

Focus on the outdoors.

With warmer months ahead, you will likely be spending more time outside. Start by evaluating your outdoor entertainment areas. If you don’t have a walkway or patio, Bella Masonry and Construction can help you plan and create the perfect spot, as well as make repairs to your foundation or existing outdoor steps to ensure the safety of your family and visitors.

Your outdoor entertainment area won’t be complete without shade. You can invest in inexpensive shade sails, which simply mount to a post or existing exterior wall. Depending on how much space you have, you might also consider adding a swimming pool, outdoor kitchen, or dedicated outdoor game zone. If you want to get really creative, you can use concrete pavers to make a chess or checkers board right in your own backyard.

Reduce clutter and clean.

Having spent more time at home in 2020, there’s a good chance that you’ve added to the chaos with lots of things you didn’t need. You may have also worn out your furniture and carpets. If your home now has that “lived-in” look, summer is a great time for spring cleaning. Plan to clear out any excess. You can box these up and take them to storage or stick them in the garage until you’re ready for a yard sale.

Once you have your house cleared out to the bare minimum, it’s time to get to work cleaning from top to bottom. Start with dusting the walls and baseboards, shampooing the carpet, deep cleaning the tile, and adding a coat of paint to any room that looks run down. Give the furniture a good cleaning, which may require a professional touch if you find more stains than you can get out with the products available to you. Look for an upholstery cleaning service online, but consider what previous customers say about available services. Online reviews can keep you from making an expensive mistake. Before you bring them in to do the work, confirm that they are using tools specific to your job instead of “all-purpose” tools, which could damage the upholstery.

Take advantage of under-utilized space.

No room in your home has to be relegated to a single purpose. There’s always a way to get the most out of your space. For example, if you have a basement rec room, you can add a video projector, lighting, and a quality sound system to build your own home theater. Technology services provider FireFold explains this isn’t a cost-prohibitive endeavor and asserts that it’s a better alternative to visiting your local movie theater (which may not be open anyway).

You can also use your dining room as an indoor game area by storing your favorite card and board games in an unused kitchen cabinet. Don’t forget about excess storage areas that you might not be using, including underneath basement stairs and overhead racks in the garage.

Creating a home that feels new and doesn’t remind you of the trauma of 2020 is a challenge. But creating a beautiful outdoor entertainment area, cleaning out the clutter, and finding uses for old spaces is a great start. So get ready to see your home in a brand-new light. It doesn’t have to break the bank, and you may just find that home becomes your favorite place once again.

Are you looking for a home in South Florida? Get in touch with Eileen Kedersha with ONE Sotheby’s International Realty, whose expertise can help you find what you’re looking for. Call 954-462-3600 or email

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Multigenerational Housing Is Gaining Momentum [INFOGRAPHIC]

Multigenerational Housing Is Gaining Momentum [INFOGRAPHIC] | Simplifying The Market

Some Highlights

  • If your house is feeling a little cramped with the addition of adult children or aging parents, it might be time to consider a move-up into a multigenerational home that better suits your changing needs.
  • With benefits that include a combined homebuying budget and shared caregiving duties, an increasing number of households are discovering the value of a multigenerational home.
  • With such high demand for houses today, now is a great time to sell so you can upgrade to a multigenerational home that may better suit your evolving needs.

Buyer Interest Is Growing among Younger Generations

Buyer Interest Is Growing among Younger Generations | Simplifying The MarketThe demand for homes this year is extraordinary as record-breaking numbers of hopeful buyers continue to shop for homes. In a normal year, the peak homebuying season comes to a close by early fall. However, 2020 is anything but a normal year, and the housing market is no exception. Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for the […]

Is it Time to Move into a Single-Story Home?

Is it Time to Move into a Single-Story Home? | Simplifying The MarketOnce the kids have left the nest, you may be wondering what to do with all of the extra space in your home. Chances are, you don’t need four bedrooms anymore, and it may be a great time to sell your house and downsize, maybe even into a single-story home. You’ve likely gained significant equity […]