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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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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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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Get Ready…The New Year Offers Great Opportunity!

Get Ready…The New Year Offers Great Opportunity!

I’m speaking to you the baby boomer and your parents who are homeowners.  2018 may be the year that can make or break your retirement nest egg! As we all know timing is everything and it sure doesn’t hurt to have some luck to go with your instincts.

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Bruce is featured on WTMJ 4's Ask the Expert

Bruce is featured on WTMJ 4's Ask the Expert

Moving out of the family home can be a tough conversation. Bruce Nemovitz, a senior real estate specialist, joined Live at 4 Wednesday with tips on how baby boomers can navigate this conversation.

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Riding the Real Estate Train…Where and When to Get off…

Riding the Real Estate Train…Where and When to Get off…

In this article I break down my knowledge of the housing market and advice for baby boomers on selling their homes. The best strategy is to look to the past to help create your future in the most advantageous way possible. There are two factors that will play into housing values as we move into 2017 and beyond; inventory and interest rates (inflation). My advice in this article is directed to boomers. We as 55-70 year old boomers should have a different strategy from our younger counter parts. So many clients have waited too long and then made their move under duress or circumstances never planned for, such as health changes. We want to be in charge of our lifestyle rather than waiting for other issues to decide for us.

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Moving in the Right Direction: Bruce helps seniors through emotional process of selling family home

Moving in the Right Direction: Bruce helps seniors through emotional process of selling family home

Bruce was recently featured on Fox 6 News speaking about helping seniors transition into senior living communities and the state of the current market for those looking to sell. He specializes in working with seniors to help sell their home, and encourages people to be an advocate for their elderly parents. Watch the video!

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I want to move, but...

I want to move, but...

This post speaks about the familiar situation of determining when you are ready to move and how not to get overwhelmed by the decisions.  So often couples differ in their desire to make a change and the thought of moving seems overwhelming! You are not alone. I speak all over the 4-county community and feel that same angst from the folks who attend my seminars.

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