NOW THAT THE KIDS HAVE MOVED

Empty Nester

Do you remember when you were younger, and you had dreams put on hold because of life and children?  Maybe it was owning a cabin by the lake.  Perhaps it was touring European castles. Or maybe even a pursuit of a secondary career for fun instead of necessity.

That feeling is called freedom.

Do you remember when you were younger, and you had dreams put on hold because of life and children?  Maybe it was owning a cabin by the lake.  Perhaps it was touring European castles. Or maybe even a pursuit of a secondary career for fun instead of necessity.  With your children out on their own, retirement coming into focus, now is the time to rethink your dreams.

Empty NesterWe’re not suggesting complete spontaneity here; this isn’t the time to sell everything, give yourself a clever nickname, move to Costa Rica, buying yourself a couple donkeys and become a coffee farmer.  No, we’re suggesting that you do a bit of planning and don’t feel for one second that your home is anchor, it shouldn’t be, it should be your sail.  Your home represents the single largest store of value in your possession – use it properly and may facilitate your lifestyle goals, use it improperly and your home could quickly turn into your next career as you care for it and maintain it.

Where is home?

Please remember that simply because you’re selling your primary home doesn’t mean you’re going without one.  You ought to ask yourself what purpose your home will serve – and based on those answers/descriptions it may help you realize that you need something vastly different.  Perhaps a home that is smaller, easier to maintain, a community with more amenities, or a home with a monster sized garage in a place where it doesn’t snow.
For many, selling your home doesn’t mean going down in home, it may mean buying a home that lines up better with your new lifestyle goals.

What does retirement look like for you?

If your dream for retirement always had your present home in the center of it, then you may have already done this planning long ago – congratulations!  But for most, that simply isn’t the case. Their present home represents a complicated calculus of compromise with proximity to work, clean neighborhoods, the right school district, and a stone throw distance from other life’s essential amenities as the value variables.  As retirement draws near, several of these variables drop off the equation and new priorities push forward.

Life 2.0

There is a moment upon retirement when you are in your absolute prime.  You have wisdom, means, and ability.  It’s that time to trust your plan, execute, and enjoy the next couple decades doing the activities you love in the places you want to be doing them.  Speaking with a local REALTOR® will help you best understand the local real estate conditions and receive the most accurate real estate data; this information combined with advice from your financial planner can help you maximize your early retirement years.

Do you remember when you were younger, and you had dreams put on hold because of life and children?  Maybe it was owning a cabin by the lake.  Perhaps it was touring European castles. Or maybe even a pursuit of a secondary career for fun instead of necessity.  With your children out on their own, retirement coming into focus, now is the time to rethink your dreams.

Empty NesterWe’re not suggesting complete spontaneity here; this isn’t the time to sell everything, give yourself a clever nickname, move to Costa Rica, buying yourself a couple donkeys and become a coffee farmer.  No, we’re suggesting that you do a bit of planning and don’t feel for one second that your home is anchor, it shouldn’t be, it should be your sail.  Your home represents the single largest store of value in your possession – use it properly and may facilitate your lifestyle goals, use it improperly and your home could quickly turn into your next career as you care for it and maintain it.

Where is home?

Please remember that simply because you’re selling your primary home doesn’t mean you’re going without one.  You ought to ask yourself what purpose your home will serve – and based on those answers/descriptions it may help you realize that you need something vastly different.  Perhaps a home that is smaller, easier to maintain, a community with more amenities, or a home with a monster sized garage in a place where it doesn’t snow.
For many, selling your home doesn’t mean going down in home, it may mean buying a home that lines up better with your new lifestyle goals.

What does retirement look like for you?

If your dream for retirement always had your present home in the center of it, then you may have already done this planning long ago – congratulations!  But for most, that simply isn’t the case. Their present home represents a complicated calculus of compromise with proximity to work, clean neighborhoods, the right school district, and a stone throw distance from other life’s essential amenities as the value variables.  As retirement draws near, several of these variables drop off the equation and new priorities push forward.

Life 2.0

There is a moment upon retirement when you are in your absolute prime.  You have wisdom, means, and ability.  It’s that time to trust your plan, execute, and enjoy the next couple decades doing the activities you love in the places you want to be doing them.  Speaking with a local REALTOR® will help you best understand the local real estate conditions and receive the most accurate real estate data; this information combined with advice from your financial planner can help you maximize your early retirement years.

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Amy Watson

Amy Watson

REALTOR®

208.412.3665

amy@amywatsonrealestate.com

Amy Watson is a second-generation REALTOR® who was raised in the Treasure Valley.  She prides herself on ongoing personal and professional development. Past clients would tell you she prides herself on being accessible, responsive, current with real estate technology and trends, and a true professional. This all comes while offering a customized approach based on their unique set of needs. There is nothing better than seeing clients reach their financial and real estate goals. She enjoys becoming lifelong friends along the way. She will also throw in her dry sense of humor at no extra cost! Why not have fun!

Personally, she enjoys spending time with her family, two Yorkies, Millie and Hyde, and cat named Fuzz. She loves anything in the mountains (being married to a geologist makes this more fun), long distance cycling, traveling, snowmobiling, alpine skiing, and playing golf.

In addition to her real estate knowledge, she graduated magna cum laude from Boise State University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Business Administration and was recognized as the Outstanding Graduate in the marketing department for her leadership, academic excellence, and contributions. She says her education has allowed her to apply economics, analytics, business law, and finance among other important areas of business to real estate. She also volunteers time to her church and community.

Because of her ethical and professional approach to real estate, Amy has been a top producer of her local REALTOR® association since 2015 and one of the top agents in her home area of Middleton since 2016. She strives to be your “REALTOR® for Life” and promises to exceed your expectations.

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