Did You Wake Up Feeling a Bit Uneasy Today?

Did You Wake Up Feeling a Bit Uneasy Today?

For those of you who have lived in your home for 20 years or more, you may have noticed that your yard is getting larger and harder to keep up, and the stairs may seem a bit more difficult to navigate. Your long-time neighbors may have moved away. Much of the space in your home has been transformed into storage lockers as you’ve collected ‘treasures’ from your relatives as well as keepsakes from your life’s experiences. There may have been a minor or major accident such as a fall. Winter has kept you somewhat isolated and your inner being thirsts for contact with others. If any of these thoughts or experiences resonate with you, you may be experiencing those uneasy feelings that I referenced earlier.

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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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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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Fall Is Here: What's happening in the local real estate market?

Fall Is Here: What's happening in the local real estate market?

Now that fall has arrived, many of my clients have asked about the real estate market and what is the best time to sell. Most wonder if this healthy market will continue. Many are concerned about a future recession or "stumble". I thought I would share my views on the market as well as provide you with my thoughts about the future of real estate in our local market.

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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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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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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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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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