Doug and I looked for a motorhome for a long time to find one that was within our budget and would accommodate how we wanted to use it. Unfortunately when we bought “the perfect one” we didn’t realize how many things needed TLC. It spent time in five different shops and finally the “dream” was … Continue reading Shattered Dreams
In some areas there are professional stager’s who will have walls painted, carpets removed, hardwood installed, and even provide appropriate furniture so a home will sell quickly for the best price possible. Often seniors don’t want the disruption or financial investment of doing very much. We hear comments like, “I’ve lived here for 50 years … Continue reading Staging a Home for a Senior
Many people contact us because they want help in making major decisions. We never tell them what to do but try to listen, ask questions and guide them to make the decisions that will work best for them. We all have decisions to make and often thoughts go through our minds like a hamster running … Continue reading Decision Making Help For Downsizing
We work with many adult children who are in their 60’s and 70’s. Sometimes staying in one’s home is the answer for a parent, but often it isn’t. Each case should be judged on its own merits. This week we were with a widow in her 90’s. She told us that her doctor didn’t want … Continue reading We Don’t Think They Should Move…Really!
The most common mistake people make when downsizing to a home, apartment or retirement residence is to make a decision on emotion and not on two main considerations: What can they afford. What is the lifestyle that would work for them. What is Affordable? Talk with a financial planner you trust or one who comes … Continue reading 2 Major Considerations Before You Downsize