Living Large in a Smaller Home

Living Large in a Smaller Home

Guest blogger: Tips for seniors looking to ditch the McMansion and embrace and enjoy their Golden Years with a smaller mortgage and bigger bank account.

Everyone envisions growing old at home. And while that home is usually the family home that’s been lived in for decades, there are a many great benefits to swapping a large property for a downsized version. Here are three quick tips on how to pick the right home and make the transition as smooth as possible.

Guest article by: Hazel Bridges, Hazel@agingwellness.org

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“I Should Have Sold in 2018-19!”

“I Should Have Sold in 2018-19!”

In this blog post, Bruce explains the conditions of the current real estate market, and how similar it is to the height of the real estate market before the recession hit in 2008.  Bruce walks through his predications for the coming year, and why many should take advantage of this market before it shifts.  "I believe it is critical for those of you who are planning on selling and waiting for that perfect time. I am speaking to those of you who are thinking a lifestyle change is needed but not sure when is optimum time to make that move."  Read the entire article and become more informed!

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A Seminar Eye Opener!

A Seminar Eye Opener!

I recently organized a seminar at Boerner Botanical Gardens where I had the opportunity to hear directly from those who attended…and I learned a lot!

I wanted to get information out to the seniors and their children who attended by offering several speakers and vendors who are connected in some way to moving from the home they love. I listened closely to questions and comments of the attendees only to find that there are hidden feelings and emotions which stay below the surface. The speakers were superb, covering the home selling process, downsizing, what to do with your money after the sale, how to navigate long-term care and hospice, Medicare supplemental options, and conversations between the adult child and parent when it come to moving from the home they love. We had vendors specializing in basement repair, home inspections, staging, and in home care; seniors helping seniors.  It was the last speaker and topic that truly resonated with me and all who attended!

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My Survey Results Just In; Seniors Facing a Move from the Home They Love…

My Survey Results Just In; Seniors Facing a Move from the Home They Love…

I am always trying to feel the pulse of my clients who are boomers and their parents. I just received the results from a survey I sent out to folks from ages 78-85. They are all homeowners and most considering a move to a senior apartment or community. So often we think we know what others are feeling but may misread emotions which are kept quiet. We are talking about a generation of seniors who are fiercely private and, in many cases, selfless. Most in this age group belong in or just behind the World War II generation. This generation would rather keep quiet about their feelings and focus on those in the family behind.  

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Baby Boomers Retiring; Looking for Comfort and Privacy!

Baby Boomers Retiring; Looking for Comfort and Privacy!

This blog post tackles the topic of baby boomers looking for retirement living options, whether it's to a first floor condo, apartment living or even a senior living community.   I give advise about what to consider as you search for housing, what the market looks like, and steps you can take now to be prepared for the housing market peak season, March through May.  If you're considering downsizing in the new year, read this article!

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Listen to Bruce on WTMJ's Senior Living Today Radio Show

Listen to Bruce on WTMJ's Senior Living Today Radio Show

If you or a senior loved one are considering selling a home, there are a lot of questions you may be asking yourself. What actions should I be taking when considering senior home needs? What is involved in selling a home for seniors? What is the housing market like for those who want to sell? And, what am I going to do with all my stuff?! Navigate one of the biggest decisions of your life with Bruce Nemovitz, Senior Real Estate Specialist and author, and Melinda Stuart, Certified Senior Move Manager at Smart Moves.

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Does this sound like you?...A senior couple contemplates a move

Does this sound like you?...A senior couple contemplates a move

Should we stay or go from our long time homes? We know what we know and we fear uncertainty. Take some time and assess what truly makes you happy.  None of us want to lose our independence and ability to sculpt our future. All of you want to design your remaining years to meet your wants and needs. Too often we procrastinate and put off changes that we know would lead to a happier more fulfilling life.

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A Gift from My Mother

A Gift from My Mother

I have written two books on the subject of older adults transitioning from their long-time home to a senior community or apartment. My experience came solely from my clients over the years. I observed patterns of behavior as well as obstacles to be overcome. I designed my business team to serve the families that I was honored to assist through their transition.

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Money Sense Interview: Preparing to Downsize in this year's Real Estate Market

Money Sense Interview: Preparing to Downsize in this year's Real Estate Market

Bruce sits down with Money Sense radio and answers many topical questions regarding the current real estate market in Milwaukee and guidance for seniors or baby boomers who might be looking to downsize or are in a transition phase with their living situation. 

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Putting the Pieces Together - What to consider when moving from your long-time home

Putting the Pieces Together - What to consider when moving from your long-time home

In this blog post Bruce discusses how taking small steps can lead to a successful move for seniors looking to downsize or move. For those who are thinking about moving from their longtime home, but aren't sure what the best steps are or even where to start, Bruce advises to break down plans into segments.  This blog post will help you get a start and keep you from feeling overwhelmed when planning your next home move. 

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