Moving Time for Kids in Central Florida

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Taking them away from a familiar territory is robbing them off memories, friends and achievements. However, there is a way that you could make moving day swift and fun for your little ones.

  1. Pick Out The Home Together

A common mistake with parents is leaving the kids out of the home selection process. Remember, this is a family affair and that includes the kids as well.

When viewing homes, choose to bring your kids along. Let them air their views and opinions on the homes. The more they like a house, the more excited they will be when making the move.  

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Between Orlando and Tampa which is the best city to raise a family?

In Tampa, the area is known for its amazing theme parks like Busch Gardens, Adventure Island and Legoland which your kids can enjoy during the weekends. If your family loves sports, there are a variety of sports clubs for soccer, hockey, and baseball.

Downtown Tampa has seen a growth in development and offers variety of entertainment venues for families including amazing restaurants and malls. In addition, Tampa has wonderful museums, among other attractions, but Orlando steals the show when it comes to attracting tourists.

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To Rent or Buy, the Pros and Cons

Buying a home is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make in your life. Most home buyers are met with the dilemma of whether to buy or rent a home. You do not want to look back and regret buying or renting a home 5 years down the line. Hence, you need to consider a lot before making a decision. Most importantly, look at your current financial situation to help you make the right choice.

Here are a few Pros and Cons of buying or renting a home

Pros of renting a home

  1. Affordable

Renting a home generally costs less money. The initial investment to rent is much cheaper than buying a home. You can use the extra funds you would have used as a down payment for mortgage payment to invest into another saving account that gives higher returns. As for insurance, a renter only needs to insure the content of the rental property and not the structure itself, thereby lowering the insurance costs.

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Does Your New Home Need a New Roof?

Contrary to popular belief, roofs can and often do naturally reach the end of their useful life without experiencing a failure. Since the roof above your head is crucial to living in a cozy and leak-free house, it must remain well maintained at all times.

Never delay replacing an old or damaged roof because it could lead to much bigger problems down the road. Today, we’re going to talk about some of the warning signs that indicate a roof being past its useful life. So, keep on reading!

  1. The shingles are getting curled

Shingles get curled into ways: Cupping causes the edge of the shingles to turn upward; clawing makes the edges remain flat while making the middle part come up. These signs are caused by weathering and indicate problems that might occur in the near future. The average life expectancy of the roof once shingles are showing signs of curling is 1 to 5 years.

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Orlando Area Long Term Storage Options After Your Move

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Orlando Storage – What to do after the move

Short and long term

When choosing a facility, consider both long and short term needs. If the kids are moving in a few years, and you might have to store away furniture, long term storage might be the route to go. If on the other hand, you simply need to store a few boxes, until you have a free weekend to unpack them, you can choose month to month rental options. In deciding on a local storage facility, this is something you have to inquire about, to avoid getting locked into a contract if you don’t need it, and to ensure you have the storage solution in place, for as long (or short) a period of time as needed.

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