The first and most obvious advantage is that, if your existing home is worth a lot of money because of its location and size, and/or you have a lot of equity in it, the sale of the home could give you a cushion of money to make life in retirement a little easier and fund some of those 'bucket list' adventures.

Winter flowers are special flowers for the special persons in our home. These flowers bring warmth in this cold season and they bring a smile on the faces of those we love. Christmas flowers can cheer up anyone and they add color and fragrance to your home. In winter, flowers are enjoyed and appreciated by everyone so go ahead and brighten the atmosphere of your home.

Alleys are quiet, generally dark at night, and provide ways for criminals to approach your home — unnoticed by the neighbors.

Even if you’re house hunting in area that has seen falling home prices, your decision to purchase a home should depend more on your own personal circumstances and what kind deal you get from the seller as well as what kind of mortgage rate you can find. Learn about home buying.

For those who plan to invest in such properties, they must hire a safety/home inspector for any structural damages and other pertinent renovations that must be done. They should not buy from sellers that do not allow inspection. Some number-crunching must be done to see whether the cost of repairing, redecorating the interiors, professional fees, commission for the real estate agent handling the rentals or the sale (in case the buyers want to re-sell) and the actual cost of the property would be worthwhile in terms of the income to be earned.

I closed my eyes, quieted myself, and heard, “This home has major structural flaws. It was previously flooded, and the water damage is irreparable. You will need to tear down the existing house, and rebuild a new one. The foundation is not solid. There is pertinent information that is being withheld. Before you proceed further, get a history of prior property damage, and flood reports”.

If you're eligible for funding through RRAP, you are not obligated to repay the loan if you stay in the house during the loan forgiveness period, which could be up to five years, depending on the terms of your agreement.