As you move into your retirement, the idea of taking care of a large family home can become unattractive. You want to spend your hard-earned savings and new-found freedom relaxing, spending time with family and doing the things you love.
Are you feeling like there is just too much space in your home, such as empty bedrooms and unused recreation rooms? Are you no longer wanting to put the time and effort into maintaining your property, or having concerns about accessibility, entranceways, staircases, and fixtures? These are just some of the many reasons that you may be considering downsizing.
An estate executor is tasked with the unenviable job of settling the final matters of a family member or trusted friend. Most estate executors have never been in the position of settling an estate and are overwhelmed with all of the details, politics and responsibility.
Being named an executor is an honour of the highest degree of personal trust that could be bestowed upon a family member or friend.
Topics: Estate Management
Making a move to a retirement community can be difficult and time consuming, but it's also very rewarding. It's important to find a retirement community that is committed to helping you through the entire process, from the beginning stages to your ideal solution.
Topics: Retirement Living
Adapted Story by Marni Jameson | Special to NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
It's so true: Some things in life you just can't put a price on. Until you have to. When it's up to you to liquidate a treasure-filled home, you need to price the priceless.
How much for that baby grand piano that play off key? How much for the sideboard that served up every Thanksgiving dinner? How much for the porch swing that creeks?
One of the more difficult decisions for many people is what to do with the family home when elderly parents are unable to maintain it. The alternatives include selling the house so the parents can move to a condominium or retirement community or upgrading it to allow live-in care.
These decisions should not be rushed. For many, the family home remains their major asset and as a result of the principal residence exemption, it can be sold without paying any income taxes.
Topics: Real Estate
How do you know you've been waiting too long to downsize? There is no easy answer.
From our experience, we have seen people wait to find “just the right thing”, only to find "the thing" never became available. This resulted in them missing both the best, and next best, options.
When they finally decided they had to do something they moved to a retirement community - too late. One spouse fell in the new and strange environment. Her husband was taken ill shortly thereafter and passed too.
Tendering is the process of purchasing Real Estate through a confidential written offer. Should you wish to purchase a property by tender, prepare your best offer in consultation with your solicitor and/or agent and present it on the tender date. These tenders are then opened with the vendor and real estate agent present.
Topics: Real Estate
Auctions have not traditionally been the way people have sold or bought real estate. The online marketplace is growing, and the advantages offered by an online auction are becoming more and more apparent. Let's look at the benefits for both buyers, and sellers of real estate.
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I'm curious. What exactly is Senior Move Management?
Senior Move Management is the profession that assists older adults and their families with the emotional and physical aspects of relocation and/or "aging in place." Senior Move Management professionals — Senior Move Managers® — have backgrounds in gerontology, social work, health care, nursing and psychology, others come to this industry from the corporate world of project management, technology, accounting or marketing. Senior Move Managers® require a profound commitment to connecting with older adults and a desire to perform meaningful work.
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