It is time to change the reasons for buying a home – you may want to evaluate other situations including ‘Are the fundamentals of this location good including schools, crime-rate, access to freeway, access to community and cultural activities and Weather’.Gone are those days where you thought – I only have 200k and I need a 4bedroom, 3 bath – for this price, this is the city I can buy and live. You now have the most opportunity window anybody could get and probably a wide and confusing set of choices in front of you. I recently spoke to a realtor company who helps their clients buy investment properties and they are seeing a rise in the ‘sellers’ and several great locations are coming on sale.Our advise to you: Hold on to your wallet and watch and wait before you jump in. Newer factors play in now and depending on your needs, ask and choose the best out there :a. Good schools in all levelsb. Good Weatherc. Nearby brand name companies and their growth trackd. Cultural activitiese. Crime ratef. Safe and open spaceg. Access to highwayh. Newer Mallsi. Health care access and proximity to brand name hospitalsj. Access to home improvement storesk. Parks and playgroundsl. County Librares and free community services.Lastly, Friendly neighbors.You can find this article and several such blogs written by home owners who show-off their home at http://www.likepoint.com. Remember, at LIkePoint, you can upload photos to create Sldeshows of your home, house parties, bathroom, kitchen, bedroom and talk just about anything.
Although homeschooling families are as varied as the number of families involved in homeschooling, they all have at least one thing in common. That is a strong sense of responsibility for their child’s education. Homeschooling families are comprised of all walks of life and all geographic regions.Starting to homeschool can be nerve racking. It is for most everyone. Your brain is on overdrive with all the information you have gathered about, homeschool curriculums and all those choices. Homeschool schedules and lesson plans, what to teach, how to teach, what if I don’t know the subject, where do I find homeschool resources and which are the best for us? After a while you will feel like you need a break from it and that’s o.k. you probably should take a little downtime.Early on many new homeschoolers feel more comfortable with formal structure and scheduling for each of their days. However, most homeschool parents usually evolve into a less rigid methodology as they become more confident with their lesson plans and their teaching ability and style. As you gain confidence and become less rigid in your approach and schedule you’ll find that flexibility is a key element of your homeschool schedule. Unexpected developments will always crop up during the day so the quicker you can gain confidence and become more flexible, the less stressful you will find your day.Remember. Even with the abundance of homeschooling information that is readily available to you, the absolute best resource you have available is you and your creativity! Don’t get sideways when things don’t go according to the plan. One of the biggest advantages to homeschooling is the fact that you are in control of the scheduling and you can approve any changes to your homeschool schedule.Be yourself, encourage and love your kids, don’t worry about always doing everything ‘the right way’. Always expect to learn something new! And emphasize having fun!