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.Read More
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Bruce shares his advise and experience on the Milwaukee-area Real Estate Market, Senior Living Real Estate options, families helping senior parents downsize and much more!
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!Read More
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.Read More
Can you take a pet to live with you in a senior living community? Many senior communities are pet friendly and that is great news! Learn more about what restrictions, if any, senior living communities have for pets and how having a pet is beneficial to your health.Read More
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!Read More
Caring for your senior parents: Nowadays, you may find yourself caring about them by caring for them. Sometimes, but not always, this shift occurs slowly and almost beyond our awareness. But other times, it occurs quickly and with great emotional upheaval for your parent or parents, for you, and for your family.Read More
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.Read More
Technology today can be overwhelming and confusing. The key to today's technology is to find a way to balance it as we integrate it in our lives. Learn how to embrace it when searching for your next home or listing your current home.Read More
This video tells the story of why we decided to focus on serving seniors in the real estate business. Watch to hear our story!