Downsizing and Investment Strategies for Retirement

By: Frances Black

Two retirees who are choosing to downsize in retirement.

Downsizing from your current home can make a lot of sense for retirees — or even older people still in the workforce. Most real estate accrues over the long run — the Great Recession notwithstanding. Provided you can find a reasonably priced replacement property and a good mortgage rate, residential sales can unlock capital that in later years can help fend off that most morbid of retirement bugaboos: longevity risk.

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Top 5 Unique Outdoor Kitchen Appliances You Should Have

A built-in pizza oven, one outdoor kitchen appliance to consider adding to your home.

Why only cook indoors when you can expand your kitchen to the outdoors? There are countless appliances and pieces of equipment you can invest in to elevate your outdoor kitchen for you and your guests.

In this blog post, we will explore the top 5 unique outdoor kitchen appliances you should consider incorporating into your home to create the ultimate cooking and entertaining space.

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Healthy Winter Eating: Simple Recipes for a Nutrient-Rich Season

A couple cooking together to create some healthy winter recipes.

Winter has arrived, bringing with it the desire to curl up and eat hearty, warming cuisine. But to balance that warm feeling, we must consider some winter-time nutrients that keep us strong and healthy. This post will discuss a few easy but delicious meals that lift your spirit and give you the nutrition needed to survive the winter.

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Winter Chores and Safety Tips

Gloves and a toolbelt to symbolize winter chores needed in the home.

Winter is a magical time of year, but not without its own challenges, mainly as it concerns the safety of our loved ones and homes. It is critical to be proactive to protect the structural integrity of your property and those who reside within it as the temperature drops. This comprehensive guide will review crucial measures to safeguard your home during winter.

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Realty Executives of Flagstaff: Community First

Realty Executives of Flagstaff and Habitat for Humanity at the walk through of the second Starter Home.
Realty Executives of Flagstaff and Habitat for Humanity of Northern Arizona walk through the second Starter Home prior to completion.

Realty Executives of Flagstaff, Flagstaff’s longest running real estate business, has helped thousands of families find a place to call home over the years. But for the company, the commitment to homeownership runs deeper than real estate transactions. The brokerage has fostered a culture of giving back and has been deeply involved with Habitat for Humanity of Northern Arizona for over 25 years.

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Selling Your Home During the Holidays: Tips for a Successful Listing

A living room tastefully decorated to sell a home during the holidays.

The holiday season is upon us, and if you find yourself in the position of selling your home during this festive time, you might wonder how to navigate the real estate market effectively. Contrary to the belief that the holidays are a challenging time to sell, you can make your listing stand out and attract potential buyers with the right approach. In this guide, we will explore some valuable tips for a successful home sale during the holiday season.

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