August Senior Seminar a Success!

August Senior Seminar a Success!

Thanks to everyone who came out to the “Moving in the Right Direction” senior seminar on August, 20th in Menomonee Falls. We were excited to meet so many great people and share our knowledge with the community. If you’re weren’t able to attend, consider joining us next time! We hope to have a new date picked in the near future.

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Taking the Journey

Taking the Journey

The definition of journey is a passage from one place to another. When I think about the transition from your long-time home to a condo, apartment or senior community, the definition of journey fits right in. I see this move as an expedition, like a voyage from the home you have loved for so many years to a place somewhat unknown. In any journey there is excitement, trepidation, curiosity and change.

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Challenging Times Offer Positive Solutions!

Challenging Times Offer Positive Solutions!

I live in a two-story home and my kids are gone. I have more space that I can use and am the owner of many items belonging to my children. There are stairs to the basement and to the second floor. The grass seems to keep growing and demands my presence behind the lawn mower. My wife and I have something in common with the home we have loved…we are both getting older and so is the home we love!  Friends have been asking us when we will be downsizing and moving to another location. Our children and their kids love to come over and play with reckless abandon. This is the only home our grandchildren have ever known when visiting. Memories are everywhere as displayed by so many pictures on our wall. Does this sound familiar?

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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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5 Ways to Add Instant Value to Your Home Before You Sell

 5 Ways to Add Instant Value to Your Home Before You Sell

Getting ready to sell? Buyers will form a first impression about your home within seconds of touring it in-person or online. (Check out our virtual tours) Make sure the impression your home makes is one of high value for the asking price with these 5 tips for boosting your home’s appeal.  Milwaukee based realtors at Bruce's Team we have partnered with trusted down-sizers, contractors and stagers to help you get your home ready to sell. We help make the process as smooth as possible so you can relax and have a smooth move!  

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The Cart before the Horse…Timing Your Next Move!

The Cart before the Horse…Timing Your Next Move!

What comes first, selling and moving, selling then finding your new home, or finding your new home then selling??? Bruce Nemovitz, Senior Real Estate Specialist in Milwaukee, WI, helps break down the process for you in this post about moving when you are a senior. 

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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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My personal experience downsizing - It happened to me!

My personal experience downsizing - It happened to me!

I’ve been lecturing and discussing the subject of downsizing a long-time home for over 20 years. It’s one thing to speak from other’s experience but now I can truly speak from my very personal journey through our purging journey!

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Struggling with the Tough Question; Should I Move?

Struggling with the Tough Question; Should I Move?

Deciding to sell your long time home is a hard decision.  

Take some time to be in the moment. Write down your feelings about moving. Sometimes seeing it on paper can bring emotions to the surface for you to understand what is behind procrastination and fear. Talk to your spouse about your future. Does your current home meet your current needs? Do you have the energy to maintain your home as you did in the past? Are you relying more and more on outside help? Do you have challenges navigating stairs, cutting grass, shoveling snow and cleaning your home? Are finances strained in maintaining your home? These are all questions that can be shared with your partner and family. A discussion of your current physical and mental wellness can be a great first step to your overall health. Maybe a move is not necessary as there are many services to help keep you at home. Maybe your home just isn’t set up for your specific needs and outside help won’t change your home’s setup. But in the end, this life is not necessarily a dress rehearsal.

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