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Michael Machlet

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No matter how good your agent is, selling a house can put you under a lot of stress.  For one thing, anxiety regarding whether, when, and for how much your home will sell puts pressure on you and your entire household.  The need to keep the house spotless the whole time it’s on the market just makes it worse. 

Buying a house can be stressful too.  It often takes quite a bit of time, driving from one house to the next with your real estate agent until you find the perfect one.  For most people, wondering whether their offer will be accepted, applying for a mortgage, waiting for approval, having the new home inspected, waiting for the closing and then signing all the papers make buying a home a stressful situation.

It’s enough to make you want to take a vacation after it’s all over.

Whether you’re buying or selling a home, consider giving yourself a reward after the closing.  You’ve worked hard and you deserve a break.

The choices for where to take your vacation are limited only by your imagination.  One option involves staying fairly close to home and going camping and boating somewhere on Lake Michigan.  Or, if it’s winter you could escape to the South (Florida, maybe?) for some warmer weather.  If it’s summer you could grab some fresh air by going to the Rockies or the Appalachian Mountains.  But why not go all-out and take a European vacation?  The south of France is always lovely, but so is Ireland or Italy.  If you’ll be going during winter, you might want to consider Austria or Switzerland.  The sightseeing and skiing there are equally breathtaking.

Take the Swiss Alps, for example.  They’re known for being some of the most scenic mountains in the entire world.  Go there and you’ll feel like you’re inside a living picture postcard.  Plus, Switzerland features a number of world-class ski resorts.  You’d have your choice of Klosters, Grindelwald, Interlaken, Gstaad, St. Moritz and several others, but Zermatt is probably the most famous of them all.

If you’re stressed out after buying or selling a home, you can give yourself some much-needed relief by taking a trip to beautiful Switzerland.  There are numerous Zermatt hotels in various price ranges, and they’re all friendly and hospitable Zermatt hotels.  While you’re staying at Zermatt you can enjoy some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the world, stroll through the colorful village, take in a few sights and maybe even hobnob with the rich and famous.  When you come back you’ll be free of stress, refreshed, relaxed, rejuvenated, and ready for the next step in your life.

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