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Wednesday, 05 July 2017
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Moving day can be filled with anxiety but not if you prepare​ ahead of time and that includes the much loved family pet.  A local move can be much easier since at least you can keep your same veterinarian and local pet retailers.  An interstate move can be a bit more challenging ​but again preparation is the key to success.  Remembering some of the follwing ​suggestions can be of great help

*   A visit to vet with an inquiry about having a chip installed, if not already there, in case Skippy should get away from you.  This procedure is really not that expensive and you get a listing in the National Pet Registry.  At this time check to see all vaccinations are up to date- and get paperwork to verify and give to the next vet to care for your pet.  Some pets do not do well with change and this might be the time to ask the vet if a mild sedative might be needed for your pet on moving day.​

*   Keep familiar pet toys, feeding bowls and crates.  This will keep the ​pet's ​anxiety level to a minimum.   Make sure you have the regular brand of pet food.  This is not the time to grab a new kind on the road because you forgot to purchase or pack normal brand.  Even taking along water from previous home is a good idea to keep your pet from having an upset stomach.

*   A repetitive schedule of​ routines at your ​previous location is essential.  If Skippy gets a walk at 7:15 am each morning, try to keep this schedule.  Especially the same eating schedule.  When talking about food and water, it is a good idea to not give​ food or water for 5 or 6 hours before the trip to new home.  Especially if it is a plane ride.

*  For a long cross country move that requires a plane ride for all including Skippy, check ahead for airlines that consider animal transport.  Actually contacting a pet transport company is ideal.  Transport companies pick your pet up at your home and deliver to your new home with an all inclusive service.

*  Just like people​ animals have to become familiar with their new surroundings.  Using their previous utensils, toys and pet beds etc. is really a big help.  Once your family is settled, finding a new vet can be done by asking your previous​ veterinarian for a recommendation ​or by calling the humane society in your ​new location.  

*   Most of all​ remember to keep your pet's routine as regular as possible.  Also remember the day of the move to have someone familiar to Skippy care for him to shield him from all the confusion thus keeping their anxiety level down.  

  Always remember that you and I can work out these details before the big day of moving. 

 

...."You've Got a Friend in Real Estate"

 

Jarod Tanksley

615.403.8265

www.BrentwoodandBeyond.com

@Tips4realestate

Brentview Realty

615.373.2814

 

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Posted on 07/05/2017 3:10 PM by Jarod Tanksley
Thursday, 29 June 2017
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       It seems as though history tells us that part of the American dream has been work until you retire and then hopefully at least the winter times of your retirement will be spent in a warm climate like Arizona or Florida.  

      The new thought among many retirees is to give the Nashville area or at least Tennessee a chance.  What seemingly used to be the best kept secret is out.  Nashville has become the new boom town for all and especially retirees.  Let's look at some of the reasons why.

 

*  One of the top reasons is the low cost of living that other places do not provide.  The powers to be of Nashville are happy to tell us that Nashville ranks 2nd in the lowest cost of living.  We are second  only to  Oklahoma.

*  Taxes take their toll on a retiree so they love to hate even the word taxes.  It is worthy to note that we rank third lowest in tax burdens.  Beware however of the 6% tax on dividends and interest.  A real plus is that there is no state tax. 

*   Having access to fine medical care is another category that Nashville and other Tennessee cities rank very high in providing.  This is an important factor to a retiree.

*   Nashville and Tennessee temperatures are mild and we know our Northern friends are counting the days to move to a warmer climate.  Most cannot wait to get away from the frequent snowfalls and frigid temperatures.    Being touted as one of the sunniest states in the United States makes Tennessee very desirable with moderate temperatures for most of the year.

*  Even though the crime rates do rise metropolotan areas, living in suburbs is a good idea and always cuts down on your chance of experiencing crime.

 

It is important to pick your priorities when you are deciding where you want to live out your Golden Years.  Will it be the coastline or near family?  Most of us have that idea of what we have dreamed of for our retirement years.  It is imperative that you research all the facts before making your plan a reality.  However, hold on to your dreams,  it makes working toward retirement more bearable.... and Remember...

 

..."You've Got a Friend in Real Estate"

 

Jarod Tanksley

615.403.8265

www.BrentwoodandBeyond.com

@Tips4RealEstate

Brentview Realty

615.373.2814

 

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Posted on 06/29/2017 5:08 PM by Jarod Tanksley
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