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By Janey Bishop | Agent in Woodland Hills, CA
  • Empty Nest Leaves More than Too Much Room!

    Posted Under: Quality of Life in Calabasas, Home Buying in Calabasas, Moving in Calabasas  |  February 8, 2012 5:21 PM  |  183 views  |  No comments

    When you were first married and as your family grew, you needed more room to make sure everyone had their space. Those were wonderful times where you could have the family, friends and neighbors over for those intimate parties and there was room to spare.

    Now, however, the kids have their own lives and have left you with an empty nest. So at the end of the day, you look around and wonder what you could do with all this space.

    It is getting harder to keep up with the attention your home needs and you would really like to spend your time any way you please. You would like to get back to those intimate parties, and be able to move around the community at your own pace.

    You have found that Calabasas has built a community that has comfortable living, many amenities within short distance and various community activities to keep you busy year around. They even have a Trolley system that practically picks you up at your door.

    So you have “the talk” with your spouse and you both decide it is time to make a move for yourself. You still want the room to have the family get-togethers, but something a little more manageable, but where do you start and is this something that fits your budget?

    How do you put years of living into something a little smaller and easier to take care of? You could just go through and throw everything out, but what about all those memories and sentimental belongings that have accumulated over the years? There has to be a way to find a happy medium. As with any move a plan is the best way to get started.

    You might start with a professional consultant, a person who will help you consolidate every thing with an objective, compassionate eye. This way you can downsize, give some things to the children, make donations and still keep the most important items you want to remain around you.

    The next step is to decide which type of housing you would like. You can choose between a townhouse, condo or a smaller home that would give you the best of both worlds. Both Calabasas and Woodland Hills offer a wide assortment of townhouses with recreation facilities or single story homes with lower maintenance, smaller yards without pools, that the grandkids would absolutely love! That cozy little bungalow you started out your married life in might be just the spot to spend the rest of your married life in also.

    They say these are the best years of your life. Why not really make them that way? Make your plan to get your life back, in the best way you can. Move to a property that will be easier to maintain. You will still have everything you love around you and room for family functions. Calabasas or Woodland Hills may be just the answer you are looking for!

    If you would like more information about finding that more comfortable home, contact me, Janey Bishop at (818)570-1144 or email Janey@janeybishop.com for all your home needs in the Calabasas and Woodland Hills areas.

 
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