goMYPLACE GIVES BACK: SUCCESS!

Christmas is JUST around the corner and we have some exciting news that’s sure to spread some Holiday Cheer!
Our mission to partner with the Care Fund in helping AZ families with children in the hospital to stay in there homes was a SUCCESS. The Care Fund has made a massive impact in the lives of people all over the state and we were SO honored to be a part of that.

We were able to pay for an entire month of mortgage payments for three different families!!!

 

 

Thank you everyone who donated, It’s because of all of us working to together that we were able to give a significant amount.

We have decided to keep the page up and continue to open up giving into next year so that everyone has an opportunity to help families in need.

Visit our GMPGB tab to read more about the Care Fund, Tax Credits and our heart behind partnering with this mission.

Spread the Love this Christmas and GIVE !

Tiny Homes Gone Wrong

abandonded-their-tiny-homeIn 2009, then-30-year-old-Jonathan Bellows had an urge to build his own house. He was on the road a lot so a tiny home seemed to be the perfect solution so someone who lived alone and didn’t need much. After building, there was some confusion on the zoning laws in his township. Eventually his dream home was rendered illegal because of the lack of square footage on the building.

 

The draws to tiny living sparks the ‘thrifty adventurer’ in many of us but when your bed is in your kitchen its not always puppies and rainbows. Definitely not puppies – there is no space for pets in one of these things.

Zoning laws on tiny homes, where they can stand and what they’re considered seems to be a common hurtle and has caused many tiny homeowners to completely relinquish their dreams and the tiny home in progress when many states don’t seem to have a solution to enable the project to continue.

5e97a12afdea48c7a435dc2bd581f2b1f6090690The other major reason homeowners take a detour is how drastic the lifestyle change becomes. When you’re young and single, or even an adventurous married couple the sacrifices are part of the fun but it doesn’t take much for the reality of living in a 200 square foot box to set in. Having children, family in town or a friend come over aren’t easily welcomed in a tiny home. There are valid sacrifices that have to be addressed when dreaming of the simplicity of this life and many have found out a little too late that its just not for them.

 

 

Do you know a tiny homeowner?

What is the smallest square footage you have resided in and what was it like?

Comment below, we really are curious!

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Tiny Homes

After all the clutter talk last week, we were inspired to swing to the other end of the pendulum and explore home owners that push the limits of simplicity.

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“Simply put, it is a social movement where people are choosing to downsize the space they live in. The typical American home is around 2,600 square feet, whereas the typical small or tiny house is between 100 and 400 square feet.”

img_8269edit_custom-b387af31cabe7e4a9aa5ac3daa3ac015fa830bab-s900-c85It’s a “movement”. I had no idea until researching for this post that you can actually order a tiny home right now online. You can even purchase a “kit” to build your own tiny home that comes with materials. The process sounded more like putting together a children’s train set than building a home to live in full time; but people are doing it!

There are many reasons to explore tiny living, but the most popular include environmental concerns, financial concerns, and the desire for more time and freedom. For most Americans 1/3 to 1/2 of their income is dedicated to the roof over their heads; this translates to 15 years of working over your lifetime just to pay for it, and because of it 76% of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck. People are beginning to wonder if they really need or even want their house to be a place they live life inside. The mind set of many tiny homeowners is that they’d like have a nice place to sleep and cook but life is meant to be lived outside the four walls of house. Maintaining a smaller home takes less in time and finances and encourages the homeowner to get out and explore the world around them.

 

Am I only one that is starting to warm up to the idea? The simplicity is refreshing, BUT many people have had a rude awakening as they venture into the world of tiny living…

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STAY TUNED FOR PART TWO : TINY HOMES GONE WRONG

 

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-on the border HOARDER

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Everything from match books to felines can become the subject of obsession. Where is the line between committed collector or innocent cat lady, to full fledged hoarding? The severity is vast and the line may be fuzzy but there’s more out there than you’d think.

There are a large handful of real life t.v. programs covering the struggles and treatment of people suffering from compulsive hoarding disorder: Hoarders, Clean Sweep, Extreme Clutter, Clean House…2308087644_9e17b11905_b

When someone collects items, they are proud of them and often show them off. Hoarders keep items but are not interested in showing them off.  When those possessions cause distress to the individual or interfere with normal life, is when collecting or saving crosses the line into hoarding.

 

Compulsive hoarding affects approximately 700,000 to 1.4 million people in the U.S

dd9c9288fa6408c5a4fee2c8b98b8c6aYou can imagine the actual number of people struggling with this disorder could be anywhere within this range or far exceed it, being that it is often kept secret. Hoarding can keep people in a state of isolation through simply the time it takes to collect and keep collecting all the “stuff”, but also through the fear of people seeing how bad things have gotten. Leaving the comfort and safety of the self made prison can be terrifying and having people come and see it for themselves is out of the question. It keeps many from leaving the house at all, certainly ever moving, traveling or ever selling their home.

We’ve come across a few of what we would call “on the border hoarders” buying those homes nobody wants. Part of the beauty and mission of our business is investing in our neighborhoods; the homes and the people. If your sitting at your overtaken computer desk right now surrounded by newspapers from 1984 and a large collection of plastic Airplane spoons (that’s a real one, look it up) then know you’re not alone but it’s probably time to make a change.

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If you or someone you know needs to get rid of that house of horrors then look no further. 

CLICK HERE to get an offer today and freedom for tomorrow

 

 

goMYPLACE GIVES BACK Featuring the CARE FUND

We believe in constantly giving back to the community

You’ll notice a new tab on our website this week and we can’t wait to share the news with YOU!

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goMYPLACE GIVES BACK is an effort to give back to the community by raising funds for a local charity.

im4-minWe’re currently featuring the Care Fund who’s mission is to help Arizona families stay in their homes as they care for a seriously injured or ill child. Hospital bills are expensive, we don’t want a single family to have to loose their home in order to take care of their little one.

Our goal is to raise enough money to help as many families as possible before Thanksgiving!

Lets make sure these kids can enjoy Thanksgiving with their families without having to worry about loosing their home over the holidays.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the Care Fund

CLICK HERE to donate now! *write ‘gomyplace’ in the referral box so we can keep track of our giving*


DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR TAX CREDIT

When you give (up to $400 per individual) to the Care Fund you get a dollar for dollar tax credit!

Let’s be honest; would you rather give your money to the government or to a local family with a child in the hospital?

If we all gave a little, we could change A LOT.

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We love you Arizona, and we are excited to partner with you

to make our sunny state a little brighter!

Fun Facts for your Week

A Week of Factoids

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Monday:  On average Monday is the least rainy day of the week, possibly as a result of man-made pollution decreasing over the weekend.

Tuesday: According to a survey in 2002, Tuesday is the most productive day of the week in the workplace.

Wednesday: A recent survey in the US reported that bosses are most receptive to requests on a Wednesday.

Thursday: In the USSR of the 1970s and 1980s Thursday was the “Fish Day”, when the nation’s food service establishments were supposed to serve fish (rather than meat) dishes.

Friday: American psychologist Donald Dossey coined a special term, “Paraskavedekatriafobiya”: the fear of Friday the 13th. According to the results of his research, in this day America loses $ 900 million due to decline of productivity.

Saturday: Children are allowed to have candies only on Saturdays, every week in Sweden. This is termed as Saturday Candy

Sunday: You can be fined up to $1,000 for whistling on Sunday in Salt Lake City, Utah.

 

Aside from a few moments of entertainment, I think we all learned some useful tips to take into our next week:

 Wait until Tuesday to give your team a daunting task and Wednesday to ask your boss for a raise. You won’t need to pack your umbrella come Monday, for what most see as the most depressing day of the week, it sure holds a ray of sunshine! I think the limited sweets idea for kids is genius and probably makes those attitudes a little sweeter! Whistlers; control yourselves if you’re planning a trip to the beehive state. The amount of money lost on Friday the 13th is in my opinion quite fear-worthy; so way to go Paraskavedekatriafobiacs! Last but not least, let us take a moment to be thankful ‘fish day’ isn’t a thing anymore.

goMyPlace.com wishes you a successful week! 

Work hard and don’t forget to laugh.

 

 

 

Big Time Movers

I recently came across a moving statistic that surprised me:

 

“A person in the United States can expect to move more than 11 times in their lifetime”

 

Am I the only one who was expecting a much lower number? Thinking about all the details of the moving process can make your head start to spin. There are countless reasons people leave one home for another: marriage, jobs, passions, growing families…

If we as Americans are moving over eleven times in our lives then it must mean we’ve all got some pretty important things we value enough to make the stress, cost, work and time it takes to pick up and move, worth it. And then to do it again, and again and again.

What an amazing privilege we have to live in a country where this is normal!

Reading this little fact not only made me thankful for our country and lifestyle but also (shameless plug!) for options like goMyPlace.com that really can help people focus on the reasons for moving rather than all the hassle it brings with it. When we’ve got our family, careers and future on the line, who wants to figure out which realtor to use or hold a bunch of open houses?

Hug your families, walk into work with a smile and get home thankful for the roof over your head!

 

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SNEAK PEAK … What’s up Next?

We have a vision to be able to give back to our community and those in need over the holidays. Keep up with our blog and social media to find out which amazing charity we are going to partner with when goMyPlace gives back!

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We are so excited to announce the goMYPLACE.com Blog. Bringing you: personal and business related news, PLUS anything we deem interesting enough to share!

This month marks the beginning of our blogging journey and we would love to have you along for the ride!

There is a ton we can’t wait to share and we would love to hear from ALL OF YOU as we go. Let’s make this a conversation! Comment and tell us your stories, opinions and what you’d love to see more of!

 

 

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