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Below are some articles that you may find of interest. Check our blog for other useful information and topics or contact us anytime; we are always happy to chat about your needs!
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HOMEOWNERS FEEL HELD HOSTAGE BY TAXES

  Special to Palisades News Each month, my team and I provide complimentary local home value estimates for nearly a dozen homeowners. Many of these owners just want a rough idea of value as part of their overall financial picture for future plans. Others are simply curious what their home might be worth now. However, […]

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grandmother with 2 young girls walking with her walker, this describes our blog post about aging

CONSIDERING ALTERNATIVES FOR SENIORS

This is the second in a series of articles in answer to requests for more informational help with “downsizing” issues for seniors. The focus here is on key questions to ask before beginning a process of “rightsizing”. It is often challenging to take action when thinking about a change of residence or a change of […]

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TIMING THE MOVE FOR SENIORS

This is the fifth in a series of articles in answer to requests for more informational help with “downsizing” issues for seniors. The focus here is on considerations about the timing of a move. Previous articles in this series have included the concept of “right-sizing”, thoughts on preparations for an eventual move, and practical suggestions […]

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SENIORS DECIDING WHERE TO LIVE NEXT

This is the fourth in a series of articles in answer to requests for more informational help with “downsizing” issues for seniors. The focus here is on getting started with the process in a systematic and gradual way. From my experience in counseling seniors, 75% do not want to move at all at that time. […]

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CHALLENGING OBSTACLES TO DOWNSIZING

The following are some of the obstacles that can stand in the way of making a transition to a new living situation: Becoming overwhelmed by the actions required to sell and move Concerns about making a wrong and irreversible decision Concerns about the loss of familiar surroundings and routines Concerns about the loss of independence, […]

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ALTERNATIVE LIFESTYLES FOR SENIORS

This is the sixth in a series of articles in answer to requests for more informational help with “downsizing” issues for seniors. The focus here is on determining what type of lifestyle they wish to have. In counseling seniors it became clear to me that many have not yet fully considered the variety of different […]

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SUCCESSFUL AGING STRATEGIES (Keep on Moving to Stay Healthier Longer)

Although physical challenges or illness often make it difficult for people to maintain a positive attitude and body as the decades go by, there are many positive actions that can be taken which will play key parts in successful aging.  Many of these involve choices that the individual or their family can make that will […]

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THINK SAFETY FIRST

This is the ninth in a series of articles in answer to requests for more informational help with various senior issues. Many seniors are victims of accidents in their own homes, and most of these accidents can be prevented with a series of practical considerations and corresponding follow-through actions. Creating a safer environment by eliminating […]

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WAYS FOR SENIORS TO SELL & STAY

This is the eighth in a series of articles in answer to requests for more informational help with various senior issues. Various recent surveys estimate that 80-90% of people over age 65 want to stay in their home for as long as possible. Somewhat affordable in-home care and changes in technology have helped to make […]

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AGING IN PLACE

This is the seventh in a series of articles in answer to requests for more informational help with “downsizing” issues for seniors. Previous articles in this series explored issues about where, when and how seniors can approach decisions regarding moving to a more suitable home. Since the majority of seniors would prefer not moving at […]

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BEING PROACTIVE TO BEST AGE-IN-PLACE

“Aging-in-place” can be planned and maintained if those choosing to stay in their home give careful thought to present and future health and support needs as much as possible.  There is a continuum over time for this planning process and it relates to health, mobility, care, and service needs, and not necessarily to specific ages. […]

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Downsizing Issues for Seniors

When interviewing with a senior to list their home, I ask them what their most important considerations and concerns are about selling their home. Most are looking for an agent they feel they can trust and with whom they have the right “chemistry”. They often feel overwhelmed at the thought of dealing with decades of […]

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FINDING OR CREATING AN IDEAL HOME IN THE LATER YEARS – STEP 1: LETTING GO

This is the first in a series of articles in answer to requests for more informational help with “downsizing” issues for seniors.   I recently learned to differentiate between “downsizing” and “rightsizing” which are not at all the same ideas. According to Right-Sizing.com the idea of rightsizing is a concept of working with what you […]

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Thoughts for Potential Elder Caregivers

It is estimated that 50% of U.S. households are multi-generational, with people caring for either grandchildren or grandparents. If these are not issues in your family at present, it may be useful to keep a copy of these questions for future reference. When health or life circumstances change, living arrangements may need to change too.  […]

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Seniors Lifestyle Improvement

It is essential for those who prefer to remain in their present home for as long as possible to keep as active, alert and as involved as they are able.  Similarly, for those who have become care givers, facilitating that active involvement will aid immeasurably in the seniors being able to have a longer and […]

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PREPARING FOR “RIGHTSIZING”

This is the third in a series of articles in answer to requests for more informational help with “downsizing” issues for seniors. The focus here is on getting started with the process in a systematic and gradual way. Once you have realized or decided that downsizing is necessary and the right thing to do, getting […]

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