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Downsizing & Rightsizing

Empty Nesters: When Downsizing Your Home Makes Sense

An increasing number of Palisadians have considered downsizing their home due to becoming “empty nesters.” For example, they may own a 5 or 6 bedroom house and have higher maintenance costs and/or feel that it does not make sense to keep such a large place for just the one or two of them. 

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Downsizing & Rightsizing

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.”

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Downsizing & Rightsizing

Proposition 90 Revisited

Empty Nesters and retirees have the choice to stay in an oversized home, or perhaps move to a more updated home and face the tax implications of that.

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Downsizing & Rightsizing

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.

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Downsizing & Rightsizing

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.”

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Downsizing & Rightsizing

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.

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Seniors Lifestyle Improvement

For many seniors, days seem to pass into months and time just goes by. Their focus often becomes narrowed down to basic activities and they have very little communication with other people.

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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.

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