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Games That Will Make Your Housewarming Party a Win

Games That Will Make Your Housewarming Party a Win

Games That Will Make Your Housewarming Party a Win

You now hold the key to your new home, congrats! This is definitely a new chapter to celebrate, especially if you are a first-time home buyer. A housewarming party is the perfect way to introduce your friends and family to your new space and celebrate. Perhaps even extend some invitations to your new neighbors so you can get to know one another!
 
A fun way to entertain your visitors and get everyone to interact is through playing games! While you may choose to play cards, board games, or whatever you have available, having house themed activities will make this experience even more memorable for you and your guests. You may even hand out prizes to the winners! Here are a few fun games everyone will enjoy:
 

Room Memory

Test your guests’ memory while having them together in small groups! Choose one of the rooms in your house and allow a small number of people in for 2-minutes at a time. When they leave, ask them particular questions about the room such as “what color was the rug?” or “name how many picture frames there are.” The team with the most accurate responses is the winner.
 

Don’t Lose Your Key

For this game you will need keys and lanyards. You can find a pack of keys on Amazon here, or if you have old keys you could get rid of, that works too. Choose 1-3 words your visitors will not be able to say throughout the whole event. Welcome your guests and give them a key as soon as they arrive. Explain that they are free to keep their home key for the entire party, however, if they may not say any of the forbidden words. When another guest overhears one of these words being mentioned, they are able to take a key from that guest. Toward the end of the celebration, have everyone count how many keys they have. The winner will be person with the most keys!
 

House Hunting

An exciting way to have your guests tour your new home is to make a scavenger hunt! You will need to hide random items throughout the house for players to find. Your guests can play individually or you can split them up into teams. You will give them a list of the items they must find and then set a timer for five minutes for them to search around your home. The team or individual that finds the most items at the end of the game wins!
  
 
Buying a home is a significant achievement, no matter how you choose to celebrate. If you are still looking for your dream home in the Central Florida, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help!

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5 Tips When Downsizing Your Home

5 Tips When Downsizing Your Home

5 Tips When Downsizing Your Home

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Most older individuals will contemplate downsizing or relocating to a home in a retirement community as they get older. Around 51% of retirees aged 50 and above downsize their houses once they retire and 77% of seniors intend on remaining in their current place of residence. It could be wise to downsize if you notice you have a lot of unnecessary extra space or too much clutter, you’re lacking the social connections you want, or the cost to maintain your current home isn’t practical.

If you are thinking about moving into a 55+ community or smaller house, here are five tips for downsizing your home:

Begin as early as possible and pace yourself

Starting your home downsizing project as soon as possible will give you time to get organized while avoiding any last minute stresses when getting rid of clutter when you finally relocate.

Place emphasis on what you’re getting rather than what you’re losing. Change is never easy, and there will be difficult days ahead. Take into account how your life will improve as a result of these adjustments. By starting your home downsizing project early, you will also have the time to spend enjoying your days and loved ones rather than cleaning, working, or searching for stuff.

 

Start small and concentrate on one room at a time

Trying to focus on what needs to get done in your entire home may feel like a large overwhelming project. Make a plan to dedicate time to one room at a time. We suggest taking care of practical must-haves in the beginning such as bathrooms and kitchen. Save going through sentimental items such as heirlooms for later as these items are the most difficult to part with. By starting out with the essentials and saving the sentimental times for later, you may find it easier to decide on what to keep once you have gotten into a rhythm with the allocation of your must-have basics.

 

Sell, donate or give away

For each area, create and label containers for things you wish to maintain, donate (or give to loved ones), and discard. It’s tempting to make a “maybe” pile, but avoid this as much as you can! At the very least, limit it to only a few items. Taking away the “maybe” option motivates you to stay on track and avoid dedicating too much time fixating on one item.

 

Should you have possessions you are holding on to because you imagine you might need them later, take into account if their potential use is worth the space they are occupying. For many situations, particularly with furniture, media, and cookery, these objects may be simply replaced in the longer run, perhaps with an even better version.

 

Prior to giving up anything with emotional value, check with your relatives to be certain what you’re letting go of isn’t someone’s cherished item. It however is not advisable to retain something presuming it’s significant to another family member without first asking.  Recognize that your kids and loved ones may just appreciate a few belongings, no matter how precious they may be to you.

 

Go digital

Photographs, documents, videos and your kids’ artwork can take up a lot of room. While you don’t have to get rid of everything, you can capture these items into a small device you’re able to plug in and view at whenever you like. If you have a large amount of items to digitize, you can even pay a business to do it for you.

Get some help if needed

One of the most difficult aspects about downsizing is not having much knowledge on what to anticipate. Should you have any concerns or questions, talk to others who have gone through this process before. Getting a start on this project may get overwhelming, however, hearing about their experience may further motivate you to follow their footsteps.

 

When it comes to going through the downsizing process, it may be a good idea to ask friends or family members for help, especially with problem areas and tough jobs. They can assist you with staying organized, letting go of items as well as help with any heavy lifting needing to be done.

Housing is an essential subject as we age, whether we choose to stay in our current house or move. If you have any questions about buying a Central Florida retirement home, we are here to help you embark on your life’s next chapter by finding your next dream home.

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5250 Wildwood Way Just Sold

5250 Wildwood Way Just Sold

5250 Wildwood Way Just Sold

5250 WILDWOOD WAY, DAVENPORT, FL

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5 BEDROOMS | 4 full, 1 half baths BATHROOMS | 2836 SqFt

Always wondered what it would be like to live as though you’re on vacation?! Wonder no longer! Looking for resort style living but not quite ready to move. This home could be what you’re looking for. Located in the desirable resort community of Solterra, this home is a must see. This home has been designed for Florida living! This well designed property is everything you have been looking for an more. Pride of ownership shines through as you approach this luxury home. Enter the front door into tiled entrance hall adjoining the formal dining room. The hub of the home is the spacious kitchen with abundance of cabinets, stainless appliances and large sweeping breakfast bar and granite counters. Overlooking and accessing the pool and covered lanai is the spacious living room with lots of natural light. Leading off from the living room is one of two master bedroomed with large walk-in closet. The master bathroom also provides access to the pool area. The upstairs is accessed from the dining room at the front of the house. A second master bedroom suite overlooks the pool. Two guest bedrooms share a Jack n Jill bathroom and the first bedroom is located next to the upstairs guest bathroom. A great place to unwind after a long day is the upstairs media/family room. The kitchen accommodates a good sized dining room table. Adjoining the kitchen is the large family room. The guest bedrooms are located down a small corridor from the kitchen and family room with easy access to the family bathroom which has access to the covered lanai area. Invest now and move later! Time to plan your escape to your dream Florida lifestyle.

 

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766 Lockbreeze Dr, Davenport Home Sold

766 Lockbreeze Dr, Davenport Home Sold

766 Lockbreeze Dr, Davenport Home Sold

766 Lockbreeze Dr, Davenport, FL

Sold

$ Click for current price
6 BEDROOMS | 5 full baths BATHROOMS | 2772 SqFt

Located in the popular Hampton Lakes community is this spacious family home. Great split floor plan with masterbedroom overlooking the pool area to the rear of the home and a second bedroom with an en-suite that doubles as ahouse bathroom also downstairs. A fully equipped kitchen with plenty of cabinet space and good sized closet pantry sitsin the center of the home and the open floor plan provides views and access to the formal dining room at the front of thehome and the family room at the rear. Upstairs you will find a further four bedrooms, one en-suite and the rest sharinganother full house bathroom. Outside the inground pool and spa benefit from a half bath on the pool deck and no rearneighbors – perfect to relax or entertain. Easy access to I4, Hwy 192 and all the Central Florida attractions The homehas recently been painted inside and out making it a great primary residence or vacation home.

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Kissimmee Condo Near Disney Sold

Kissimmee Condo Near Disney Sold

Kissimmee Condo Near Disney Sold

2037 Royal Bay Blvd #43, Kissimmee, FL

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$ Click for current price
3 BEDROOMS | 2 full baths BATHROOMS | 1350 SqFt

DESIRABLE KISSIMMEE LOCATION WITH NO STEPS!! This is a well maintained and updated first floor condo featuring 3 bed rooms ,2 bath rooms, 1350 square feet and a nice patio outback with no rear neighbors!! Property was updated in 2018 with new blinds, new electrical receptables throughout, new light fixtures, new bifold doors, and new closet shelving. Main bathroom was also updated in 2018 with a new vanity/sink, faucets, light fixtures, and a new shower door. Guest bathroom was also updated in 2018 with a new vanity/sink, faucet, and light fixture. Carpeting was replaced in all three bed rooms in 2018. Kitchen appliances (range, microwave, & refrigerator), faucet, were replaced in 2018, as well as, anew back splash was installed. Kitchen counter tops were replaced in 2019. Water heater was replaced in 2020. Great location with privacy but close to shopping, restaurants, Disney and major highways. DO NOT MISS THIS ONE!!

 

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Behind the Gates of ChampionsGate

Behind the Gates of ChampionsGate

Behind the Gates of ChampionsGate

Nestled beyond the Gate within the heart of Central Florida lies the City of ChampionsGate. The location is one the most attractive features of ChampionsGate. Positioned within the Golden Triangle, I-4, SR 192 and SR 27, it is just miles from Walt Disney World, Posner Park for Shopping, Old Town, Orlando Premium Outlets, The Mall at Millenia, and countless casual and fine dining restaurants.

ChampionsGate will offer something for pre-retirees, retirees, and vacation home buyers and is sure to “wow” the international set. The convenient location, 22 different stunning home designs, and acres of lush landscaping and top of the line amenities will make this the most sought-after community in Central Florida.

So whether you are still raising the kids, ready to retire, want to enjoy the leisure life daily, or want a second home in a resort-style, amenity-filled community in sunny Orlando, Florida, ChampionsGate offers something for everyone.

The Retreat at ChampionsGate

The Retreat Entrance sign in champions gate

The Retreat Estates at ChampionsGate is the ideal place for your vacation home. This premier Lennar community offers resort-style amenities in a welcoming atmosphere.  Several major highways link ChampionsGate to the surrounding areas for easy accessibility to major outlet shopping centers, Orlando’s International Drive and airport.

Residents of the Retreat Estates have access to the state-of-the-art, luxury-inspired Oasis Club. This exclusive clubhouse features a resort-style swimming pool with a lazy river and splash pad, a fully-equipped fitness center, a tiki bar, theater room, a restaurant and bar, and so much more!

The Estates at ChampionsGate

The Estates at ChampionsGate by Lennar is centrally situated near the Oasis Club water park complex and Clubhouse. This phase is aimed towards the buyer looking to purchase a first or second home but does not plan to place the property on the short-term rental market. This wonderful residential community will have golf course views and have larger home lots.

The Estates community Pool

Merill Gardens 55+ Community at ChampionsGate

The Retreat Entrance sign in champions gate

Merill Gardens 55+ Community offers private apartments with generous living spaces and a choice of floor plans. Bring your small pet and all the personal touches that make your house a home. Anytime Dining gives you the flexibility to enjoy your meals just like you did at home—on your schedule.

The activities calendar is driven by the desires of the people who live here—from fitness classes to charity work to community volunteering opportunities to games to outings—it’s all at your fingertips.

Chair yoga, giant crosswords, day trips, ice cream socials, skits, strength training, movies, bingo, swimming, wine and cheese tastings, TED talks, scenic drives, pet therapy, bread baking, national food day celebrations, jazz concerts, Bible studies, and picnics are just a few of the things going on in any given week. The only complaint seems to be that residents just don’t have time to fit it all in!

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