Sell your home and save money Part 2!
So what are some more ways you can save by selling your home?
6- Save on insurance. This is a big one many people don’t consider why buying their home. If you want a 4,000 sq foot mansion, not only is it going to cost more to buy, but it’s also going to cost more to insure and protect.
7- Live closer to work. With gas prices headed back to $4 a gallon or more you will want to consider living closer to work. A typical work week 5 days, involves 10 total trips (to and from) home to work. So living just 10 miles close to where you work can make a 20 mile per day difference. A 100 mile per week difference and a 5,200mile per year difference! Pretty staggering when you factor in that most people plan on working from age 25-65!
8- Live in more moderate climate. Living in a more moderate climate can mean great things when it comes to cutting costs. You will save energy, use less heating and a/c. And typically the resale of your home seems to do better when you live in areas where the weather is gorgeous.
9- Live where you can bike/walk to store grocery etc. While walking past a local University I noticed how ingenious the developers were. Not only were they building apartments, but they were also setting up a bank, a pizza place, a starbucks, a laundry, a gym, all within the bottom floor of the complex. If you live in a more metro area take advtange of being able to walk or bike to places that you visit on a weekly basis!
10- Sell for a fair market price. Try to never put yourself in a situation where you HAVE to sell and take a loss on your home. And in the same token if someone comes at you with a strong offer, don’t be stubborn just so you can eek out a few extra dollars. It’s not worth losing the deal over if they have already offered you a better than fair price. Now if they lowballed you, don’t be afraid to stay firm within the fair price range.
Hope these tips help you out. Stay tuned for more great ways to put a little extra jingle in your pocket!