How to Select That Bigger Home Your Growing Business So Desperately Requires

 

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If your home-based business has grown at an exponential rate, then you might be wondering how to expand your current home so that you can cater to the needs of your current business. More often than not, you probably won’t be able to do the necessary adjustments in terms of space and cost, so it may just be better to look for bigger premises instead. Here’s a guide on how to settle on your next bigger and better home quicker.

How to Select That Bigger Home Your Growing Business So Desperately Requires

If your home-based business has grown at an exponential rate, then you might be wondering how to expand your current home so that you can cater to the needs of your current business. More often than not, you probably won’t be able to do the necessary adjustments in terms of space and cost, so it may just be better to look for bigger premises instead. Here’s a guide on how to settle on your next bigger and better home quicker.

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Find out the profit you’ll make on your current home

Of course, a big component of being able to afford a bigger property is how much profit you’ll be able to get from your existing property. Furthermore, this could determine how much of a down payment you’ll be able to put down on the property of your dreams, and in turn, affect what your mortgage repayments will be. Moreover, the more money you are able to save the better, especially if you plan to reinvest it into the further growth of your business.

Find your new home

Once you have a reasonable estimate of your budget for your new home, it’s time to begin your home search. It’s wise to assess local market conditions before searching for a home. You want to understand factors beyond home price such as local schools and climate to make the best choice possible.

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Establish a moving budget

Here the emphasis is on moving because there will be a lot of variables to consider and plan for from when the moving process starts to the little steps in between to get your home office move-in ready and then continuing on as your business grows from strength to strength. From a moving budget perspective, you’ll need to take into account moving expenses, decor expenses, hiring someone to help set up your home office for you as well as the cost of disruption associated with moving your current business over to your new property.

Up your business acumen

As you work through your move, you may decide that you want to improve your business savvy. As you are looking at the options available you may decide that pursuing a business degree is worth your while. Fortunately, that’s easier than ever for a business owner with the aid of flexible scheduling online. You can work toward a degree in accounting, management, or marketing when it’s amenable to your schedule, even as you continue to operate your business.

Establish your business in a new state

 

Assuming you are moving across state lines with your business, you’ll need to ensure you comply with all requirements for operating a business in your new state. Fortunately, it’s easy to start an LLC with the help of a formation service. They can walk you through all the major steps to getting set up, including all the filing requirements. Best of all, they can even file all the paperwork for you, making the process affordable, simple, and straightforward.

Insure your home and business

 

Be sure that you’ve planned your insurance coverage appropriately for your new home. It’s important to investigate different plans and coverage offerings to ensure that both your home and business are adequately insured. You can compare various home insurance offerings if you’re looking for options. Read up on each policy’s details to find out what is and isn’t covered.

Making your upsized upscaled dream office a reality

 

As far as your dream office goes, you’ll need to ensure that it meets your minimum requirements, especially if you are going to be doing the bulk of your business there. Besides having the right equipment and office furniture in there, you’ll also want to ensure it’s inspiring at the very least.

Therefore, don’t hesitate to incorporate a bit of personality into the room if you don’t want your typical standard office look by staying away from the more traditional corporate color scheme. Also, make sure the home office is big enough for all that’s required of it as well as what’s to come, such as for example a larger space to store inventory to be able to fulfill expected demand or a separate space that serves as an archive of sorts to store excess paperwork and important documents, etc. You’ll also want to ensure your new office space has enough electrical outlets, is compatible with Wi-Fi, has ample natural light coming through, etc.

Perhaps you’ve always envied the look of customized wallpaper and think it would make a great addition to your new office. If this is the case, you could find custom wallpaper easily online. For example, the peel-and-stick option is excellent if you want the option of moving it around if the first try at positioning it doesn’t work out the first time.

In summary, upsizing your home to cater to your growing business is super exciting as essentially you’ll be getting a bigger home as a result of your booming business — which is a definite win-win any day!

Working with experienced real estate agent Eileen Kedersha saves time finding the perfect property and earns you a better sales price on your current home.

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Tips for a Successful Home Makeover

Tips for a Successful Home Makeover

From time to time, every home could use a little sprucing up. Whether it’s a fresh coat of paint or a brand-new kitchen, home renovations can brighten up any living space. But before you start tearing down walls or picking out tile, there are a few things to keep in mind.

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Types of Home Renovations

 

There are many different types of home renovations, from small projects like painting the kitchen to large projects like adding an addition. The type of renovation you choose will depend on your needs and budget. Some common types of home renovations include:

  • Kitchen renovations: Kitchen renovations can range from painting the walls to gutting the entire space and starting from scratch. If you’re planning a kitchen renovation, be sure to talk to a contractor about your options and get an estimate of the costs.
  • Bathroom renovations: Like kitchen renovations, bathroom renovations can be as simple as painting the walls or as extensive as replacing tile or installing a new shower. When planning a bathroom renovation, be sure to consider your needs and budget.
  • Flooring: Flooring is one of the most important aspects of any home, so it’s important to choose materials that are durable and easy to clean. Again, get a cost estimate from contractors to get a feel for the budget and timeline.

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Prepare for a Career Relocation With This Pre-Move List of Essentials

Prepare for a Career Relocation With This Pre-Move List of Essentials

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Making your first major move is an intimidating prospect, but many people before you with fewer resources have made it work. Don’t fear that you won’t be able to complete the task successfully. Apply these suggestions and avoid common pitfalls while relocating for work.

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How to Move to a Different State

How to Move to a Different State

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How to Move to a Different State

Many moves in the United States are individuals or families moving to a different state. These moves are more complex than moves within the same city or state. Fortunately, a little planning goes a long way toward making the process easier. Here, we outline the basic steps for moving to a different state.

Find a Home

Although the basic buying process is the same whether you are moving across the street or across the country, there are unique difficulties when searching for a home in another state. If you are not familiar with the area, you won’t know about the noise level, amenities, or schools in any neighborhood. Make sure to research the neighborhood thoroughly and visit if possible.

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Upgrades to Make Your Home a Haven in 2021

Upgrades to Make Your Home a Haven in 2021

Article Written by: Brittany Fisher, financiallywell.info

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 ekedersha@onesothebysrealty.com.

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What Home Buyers and Sellers Need to Know Before Hiring a Real Estate Agent

When you work with a dedicated real estate professional like Eileen Kedersha, regardless of whether you’re buying, selling or both, you can count on a quality experience and unrivaled service. Connect with Eileen today to begin your real estate journey! 954-462-3600  Photo credit: Unsplash
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What Home Buyers and Sellers Need to Know Before Hiring a Real Estate Agent

When you decide to buy a home, you likely have an idea of where you want to live and what you’re looking for, but how do you know if your ideas line up with reality? When it comes time to sell, how do you know the right price? No one should have to navigate this process on their own, and an experienced real estate agent like Eileen Kedersha can help you find the answers to your questions.

Before hiring an agent, though, start with these tips that will prepare you for what to expect.

Purchasing a Home

The beginning of a home search is more about finding out what you don’t want first and finding out what you do want second. You may have a head full of ideas, but when you actually look at homes, those ideas come into clear focus. For this reason, visit some open houses in the area where you want to buy. When you tour some homes, things that you haven’t even thought of will jump out at you, especially the features you don’t want. This helps narrow down your “must-have” and “like-to-have” list so you and your agent can focus on finding your perfect fit.

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When is it Time to Sell Your Home and Move to Assisted Living?

 

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When is it Time to Sell Your Home and Move to Assisted Living?

No caregiver wants to admit they’re in over their head. However, for many of us there comes a time when we can no longer give our loved ones the care they need. Whether they’ve been living on their own and it’s becoming dangerous, or they’ve been living with you and their needs are too much, assisted living can be a loving solution. This is a big and often difficult choice. Here are a few solid signs that your loved one needs the kind of full-time, professional care they’ll get in an assisted living facility:

Forgetting Medication

 If your loved one needs daily medications, it’s important that they take their prescribed dose at the right time every day. However, memory problems can lead to missed doses, or even accidentally taking meds twice, which can quickly become very dangerous and even lead to hospitalization. In assisted living, the medical staff manage medications for the seniors they serve, eliminating the risk of missing vital doses or accidentally taking too much.
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New to Town? How to Settle Into Your New Fort Lauderdale Home

New to Town? How to Settle Into Your New Fort Lauderdale Home

With its sunny disposition and welcoming community, Fort Lauderdale makes it easy to feel at home whether you’ve lived here for three weeks or 30 years. However, as pleasant as the city’s warm weather and white sand beaches may be, they won’t help newcomers when it comes to finding a great hair salon, a trusty mechanic, or other local services after moving to Fort Lauderdale and surrounding towns.

That’s where this guide comes in. If you’ve recently purchased a home in Fort Lauderdale, these resources courtesy of Eileen Kedersha will help you knock out your new-to-town to-do list so you can start enjoying all that sunny Fort Lauderdale has to offer. Give me a call for any special information requests, I will be happy to discuss your questions.

Article by: Ed Carter: Ed has worked with clients of all ages, backgrounds and incomes. About 10 years into his career, he saw a need for financial planners who specialize in helping individuals and families living with disabilities.

Housekeeping and Useful Local Contact Information

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New To Smart Home Technology? Read This Before You Buy
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Smart homes are all the rage, and there is a good reason for that. They are more efficient and offer people with disabilities (or those aging in place) more freedom to live alone than ever before. When you’re in the market for a luxury home, you may find that smart home features are already included. However, when your budget leans toward modest, you may have to upgrade after you buy.

Here are a few smart home devices to add to your list.

  • Alarm systems, security cameras, locks. A smart home security system is a great way to keep your property under your own watchful eye 24/7. And as GearBrain explains, this feature may improve the value of your property.
  • Smart switches. A smart switch allows you to control any item that plugs into the wall from your smartphone or computer. You can, for example, turn your lights on and off from anywhere in the world if you’re on vacation, or turn on your garage heater to keep things toasty and warm before you head out for the day.
  • One of the most energy impactful devices available today is a smart thermostat. Efficiency Vermont explains that a smart thermostat can be set according to your family’s habits. This means it will know when to heat things up or cool things down.
  • There are numerous benefits to smart lighting. Nationwide explains that one of these is that the right bulb can help you get to sleep. Having the ability to control your home’s brightness without having to get up and flip switches is a definite plus for those in wheelchairs or with mobility problems. Motion-activated lights are also useful for people with visual impairments.
  • Smart appliances (refrigerator, dishwasher, washer, dryer, etc.) are not only energy-efficient but can also reduce your workload. A smart dishwasher, for example, can detect food particles and keep them from re-depositing on your dishes, which will reduce the need for handwashing.

Smart home tips

Having a smart home is an investment. But a few things you can do to protect the money you’ve spent are to focus on cybersecurity and to add features one at a time as you acclimate to a new way of life.

If you’re not tech-savvy, take the time to read up on ways to protect your home network so that hackers can’t log into your smart devices. Digital safety is just as important as physical safety in today’s day and age. Make sure your network is password-protected and secure before adding smart home devices.

You’ll also want to take into account where these devices will be placed and how well they will blend into your home’s current design. Many items such as a video screen smart home hub (like the Echo Show) will look in-place in any room, but your smart thermostat or other plug-in devices may stand out. Make sure to purchase colors that blend in well, and, if you would prefer a more rustic look overall, use plants, picture frames, and other decorative items to camouflage your touch of tech.

No matter your experience level with smart tech or your budget, these devices are a great addition to any home. Beyond energy savings, remote-controlled lights, thermostats, security systems, and other tools are a great way to enhance your home’s value and livability today, tomorrow, and beyond.

On the lookout for a smart, new home or a home you can smarten up? Eileen Kedersha has the experience to find exactly what you need at the price you want to pay. For help finding your next property, call today at 954.462.3600.

 

 

 

 

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National Homeownership Month [INFOGRAPHIC]

National Homeownership Month [INFOGRAPHIC] | Simplifying The Market

Some Highlights

  • National Homeownership Month is a great time to reflect on how we can each promote stronger community growth.
  • Homeownership helps families build financial freedom, find greater happiness and satisfaction, and make a positive impact on our local communities.
  • Let’s connect today if homeownership is part of your future plans.