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So You Have To Break The News To Your Family About Moving?
Posted on Tue, 31 Oct 2017, 03:10:00 PM  in My services
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Have you recently found yourself in an awkward or uncomfortable situation surrounding the fact that your family has to move and you have to be the one to break it to them? It doesn’t matter if you are the parent, the guardian, or just one of the main contributors to your household’s income. It can be a difficult situation for anyone to have to encounter. Here are a few ways you can handle the situation:

Be Bold And HonestSo You Have To Break The News To Your Family About Moving?

Sometimes you have absolutely no choice but to just come out with it and tell your family like it is. Tell them that you have received a new job offer and taken it. Tell them if you have talked with a sales representative. Tell them if you have made any plans or of the plans that you are planning to make regarding the move. Some families truly do respond to the fact that you were open, honest, and bold about your delivery of the news. This may work if you prefer to stay emotionless about the situation, especially if you know that everyone else will have a lot of emotions once you reveal the news.

Tell Them One At A Time

Telling them one at a time may work in your best interest if you know that the members of your household will all handle the news differently. We all process information slightly differently in the first place, but having someone excited and someone distressed in the same room receiving the same news may just fuel a fire you don’t want to have to put out. This could also work if you have the type of family that has differing schedules that require each of you to be in a different place at a different time and there are few opportunities for all of you to sit down together to discuss the move.

Set Up A Family Fun Day

Do you have young children with a lot of memories and attachments to the house that you hold onto that may not process information in the same way that adults do? If so, than you are in the same type of situation that many families that must move when children are young are in. You don’t want to break the news to them and risk them blowing up in a temper tantrum that they cannot calm themselves out of. You also do not want to surprise them on moving day. In this case, try setting up a family fun day and giving them a lot of fun things to do. Then ask them if they enjoyed it and if they want to go on new adventures in a new place. They may not be completely open to it, but if you present it to them as a fun opportunity they just may be open and willing to accept these fun new adventures.

Take Home Advice

Informing your family that you have to move can be one of the most difficult things that you ever have to do. There will likely be someone that is upset, someone that is excited, and someone that doesn’t quite understand how their life will be impacted by this change. Still, if this move is what is best for your family, you cannot feel bad about having to break this news. You have to do what is best for the family. Good luck on the move.


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Tips to Use When Searching for Family-Friendly Homes
Posted on Fri, 15 Sep 2017, 12:20:00 PM  in Home buying tips
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The time has come to find a new home where you and your family will be happy and thriving. Seems easy, but it can be a challenging process. You have to decide what is a necessity, and what you could live without. Long gone are the days when you and your spouse could move into a fast-paced area with great shopping malls. While most attractions still matter, your main focus should be great school districts, access to emergency services, and kid-friendly neighborhoods. Here are some tips to use when you begin searching for a new home that you and your entire family can enjoy.

 

Get the Kids Involved

This is an important tip to consider when searching for a new home. You want to receive your children’s input because this will be their home as well. However, youfamily home do not want to take your children to countless open-houses. Limit the amount of homes that children walk through. If you take them to more than three or four open-houses, the children will lose interest and you will not receive an accurate point-of-view. You want the kids to remain focused and to give honest feedback. Go visit as many homes as you would like with your spouse, and then narrow it down to four or less before you begin taking the children to look the properties over.

 

Space Matters

On those weekends when the entire family is in the home, you want spacious living rooms and a media room where you can have family games and trivia, movie night, and more. However, you will also want extra space for the times when everyone wants to be alone. Family-friendly homes have spacious rooms where your children rest, do homework, or just relax without feeling overcrowded.

 

The bathrooms in the home are another feature to consider. It would be ideal for everyone to have their own bathroom. This will make school and work days less hectic.

 

School Districts and Emergency Services

Buyers with children should have these two things at the top of their list when searching for a new home. You want to make sure your children have access to the best schools. Do some research on the local schools and the type of community involvement those educational institutions have. This is very important. Go and visit some of the schools with your children, so they can get a feel of the atmosphere.

 

Be sure to choose a property that is near a hospital, police department, and other emergency services. You never know when an emergency will occur, but you should always be prepared when it happens. You do not want to drive long distances, or wait for long periods of time on an ambulance, when your child has been hurt. The safety of your children should always come first.

 

Features that Kids Love

Now that you have chosen the attractions and services that are necessary for most families, you want to take a look at those features that children prefer. While the location does not need to have all of your children’s top choices, you want to choose an area that offers them some fun features and attractions. For instance, playgrounds, toy stores, and movie theaters are features that typically draw the interests of children. Therefore, you will need to find a home that is within a good distance of those places. Keep in mind that while this is your home and you will be making the mortgage payments and major decisions, this is also your children’s home and their choices should matter.

The search for a family-friendly home does not need to be overwhelming. Reach out to an experienced real estate agent who can make the process as simple and stress-free as possible. She will have more useful tips that make the process fun, and tips that help your family make a great buying decision!


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