Posts Tagged “downsizing”

When is the Best Time to Right Size Your Life?

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When is the Best Time to Right Size Your Life?

One of the most common dilemmas faced by retirees is when should I downsize and move to a new place? It’s never easy to decide when to leave the family home you have lived in for decades. I have clients that have been in the family for over 60 years. Here are 5 points to…

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Upgraded Landscaping Adds Curb Appeal That Sells

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Upgraded Landscaping Adds Curb Appeal That Sells

When you list your home for sale, don’t overlook the importance of your exterior landscaping as a tool for increasing the volume of potential buyers and selling your home more quickly. In real estate, while you can’t always “tell a book by its cover,” having a home with curb appeal is more likely to get…

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Making An Older Home Appeal To Young Buyers

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Making An Older Home Appeal To Young Buyers

The one thing that unites young buyers is they do not want to buy a place that looks old and dinghy and needs lots of unexpected, expensive repairs – regardless of when it was built. They are looking for something that allows them to move in and do minimal work to update the property. Making…

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A Mortgage In Retirement Can Cramp Your Style

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A Mortgage In Retirement Can Cramp Your Style

At 65, will you still have a mortgage hanging over your head? Are you a Boomer over 50 who will still be making mortgage payments once you reach normal retirement age? If so, you’ll be like 35% of other senior homeowners, according to the Canadian Association Of Accredited Mortgage Professionals. As a senior, a mortgage…

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Time to Downsize and Rightsize Your Life?

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Time to Downsize and Rightsize Your Life?

Over time our housing needs change. The kids leave to get married and start their own families and your housing needs changes. My senior clients decide to sell and move to something smaller. This process Is called downsizing. Not just getting something smaller but finding a new place more suitable. More accurately called Rightsizing. Common…

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Using Your Home to Fund Retirement

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Using Your Home to Fund Retirement

More Canadians are planning to use their home to fund their retirement and rightly so. Many people have the majority of their net worth in their homes. Being equity rich and cash poor is common. Over time our housing needs change and your 2 story, 4 bedroom house may simply be too much house for…

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