For those of us with a few more years under our belt, there comes a time when we start thinking about the next stage in life. Whether the kids are off to college or retirement is just around the corner, many of us shift focus to how we want to live – and where – during this exciting new chapter. Moving into a new home is often the first step, giving you the chance to start fresh in more ways than one.
While the ‘right’ time to move can be hard to define, we've compiled some tips to help in this brand new Empty Nester's Guide to New Home Buying. The guide will walk you through questions to ask yourself about how and where you want to live, compare different types of homes, provide tips for making your move simpler and much more.
While there are many important things to consider, moving can provide a fresh start to an exciting new chapter in life and offer a simpler, more carefree lifestyle to enjoy for many years to come!
Click here to browse the guide online or download the comprehensive guide here.
As we welcome a New Year at the stroke of midnight on December 31st, many of us see the calendar starting again as a chance to instill our own new beginnings. An annual time to reassess and realign our goals, it’s also a chance to recharge, reset, and reflect on our habits, mindsets, and lifestyle. At the heart of most resolutions lists is a hope to find an overall healthier and happier lifestyle. Often this can be achieved by incorporating and practicing wellness in our daily lives. Hygge (pronounced hue-gah), a Danish inspired design trend, aims to do just that. This 18th century concept focuses on enjoying life’s simplest pleasures through contentment, warmth, and togetherness.
When searching for a new home, many factors influence where and how you want to live—from location and price, to choosing the features that are important to you now, and in the future. One feature that can truly transform a home and elevate your lifestyle (pun intended!) is an in-home private elevator, offering added convenience, safety, and more years to enjoy your home. Watch the video below to hear EYA homeowners explain why an in-home elevator is important for them and learn more about the benefits this feature can offer.
People who are exploring a new place to live often focus on tangible, measurable considerations: The size of their desired home and the cost of their rent or mortgage; the school choices for their children; or the availability of particular amenities like Metro access. That makes sense, of course, since these factors are often non-negotiable items that affect our bottom line. A far less tangible factor that’s just as important for wellbeing and happiness is the community we become part of: The people we see every day or even a few times a month, the shops and restaurants we regularly frequent, and the essential workers who keep our neighborhoods safe and running smoothly.
Bikes are a fun way to get around and great for exercise. But if you live in a townhome or small condo, figuring out how to store your bike without scuffing up your walls or losing valuable space can be a challenge. We did a bit of research for you—whether you’re looking for simple, affordable bike storage or cool contraptions.