Getting Ready to List Your Home?

Preparing a home for sale is always a significant undertaking. For seniors, in particular, the pre-listing process can feel overwhelming. An agent who has earned their Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES®) designation can guide your efforts and help make the transition go as smoothly as possible. You can trust your SRES® designee to help you: Map […]

Five Tips for Finding Your Move Manager

Moving to a new location can be a daunting task, especially if you’re downsizing from your long-term home. Wouldn’t it be nice to arrive in your new living space with everything you need already arranged and ready to enjoy—and secure in the knowledge that all the items you no longer need will be promptly disposed […]

Estate planning, Financial Considerations for Multigenerational Households

When you’re creating a multigenerational household, you focus so much on finding the right neighborhood and home and determining the renovations that will make aging in place safe for your loved ones. What often gets overlooked are financial and estate planning considerations. After all, just divvying up routine expenses like groceries, dinners out, home repairs, […]

ADUs for Aging In Place

This year’s AARP Livability Index ( included information about accessory dwelling units (ADUs), often known as in-law suites and guest houses, for the first time. After all, ADUs may be an attractive aging-in-place option for the 88% of Americans between the ages of 50 and 80 who, in the University of Michigan’s National Poll on […]

Boost Home Safety, Age at Home

A recent National Institute on Ageing (NIA) report, “Ageing in the Right Place: Supporting Older Canadians to Live Where They Want,” outlined how to help Canadians age where they want and stay out of institutional settings. One of its key points concerns boosting home safety, something you can do right away on your own. Tapping materials produced for […]

Spotting Cognitive Decline: Red Flags that Parents Need Help with Money Management

Problems managing money—missed mortgage or tax payments, unpaid and unopened bills, for instance—are often early indications of cognitive decline you may notice in a loved one. It also may signal that your parents or loved one needs help managing their finances. Other behaviors to watch for, according to the National Institute on Aging, include: Lots […]

Identifying Your Ideal Retirement Spot: AARP Picks the 100 Most Livable Communities

Searching for the ideal retirement venue can feel daunting, given that there are so many variables to consider. One starting point is new research from AARP’s Public Policy Institute. It recently announced the 100 top-scoring livable communities across the U.S., a part of the AARP Livability Index™ Top 100. The AARP Livability Index uses 61 livability indicators to score […]

Boomerang Kids Settling in With Parents for Extended Stay

Remember when 20-somethings couldn’t wait to flee their parents’ homes to embrace independence and get their own place? Things change. If you have Gen Y or Gen Z kids, you may need to adjust your downsizing and retirement plans to accommodate your kids. For many, today’s adulting might involve staying with parents for an extended […]

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