Lynn Caldwell
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Easy Ways to Save on Your Move
Moving can be expensive. From packing supplies and movers to rental vans and gas, the costs can add up quickly. 

Want to save on your upcoming move? Here's how:
  • Get free boxes from local grocery and convenience stores.
  • Use recycled mailers, flyers and newspapers as packing materials.
  • Declutter and donate first to cut down on your load.
  • Call in friends, family and coworkers for help with manual labor.
Make sure to save receipts for your moving expenses, too. Many moving costs can be deducted from your annual tax returns. Consult a certified accountant if you're not sure how to proceed with this.
Selling Your Home Now? Embrace the Season
Embracing the festive season can be a great way to make your home more marketable this winter. 

Is your home currently for sale? Consider these tips:
  • Add a festive wreath to the door and potted chrysanthemums on the porch.
  • Clean up the fireplace and set up fresh logs. You can even light a fire before the buyers arrive.
  • Install twinkling lights along your front and back porch to create a more welcoming atmosphere.
  • Spray festive scents like pine, peppermint or apple pie in the main living areas.
Buyers want a place where they can spend their own future holidays with loved ones. Embrace the season and show them your house is that place!
4 Contingencies that Protect You as a Homebuyer
Including contingencies in your contract can help protect you, your finances and your family when buying a home. 

Here are some important ones to consider:
  • Home inspection contingency, which allows you to have the home inspected
  • Appraisal contingency, which protects you from owing extra money should your lender's appraisal come in low
  • Financing contingency, which allows you to back out if your mortgage loan doesn't come through
  • Sale contingency, which says your purchase is only valid if you're able to sell your existing home first
Make sure to talk through possible contingencies with your agent before making an offer. The most appropriate ones vary from buyer to buyer.
Lynn Caldwell
313.884.2293 (Direct)

Sine & Monaghan, REALTORS® Real Living
18412 Mack Ave.
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236
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