Posts Tagged “Senior Community”

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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Buy Title Insurance and Save Your Home From Title Fraud

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Buy Title Insurance and Save Your Home From Title Fraud

In our era of identity theft, title fraud costs Canadians $300 million annually. It’s a serious problem that often impacts older adults. What is Title Fraud? Title fraud occurs when someone other than the lawful owner transfers the property to themselves or obtains a new mortgage to pull cash out of the house. This leaves…

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Beware of Title Fraud In The Era of Identity Theft

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Beware of Title Fraud In The Era of Identity Theft

In our era of identity theft, title fraud costs Canadians $300 million annually. It’s a serious problem that often impacts older adults. What is Title Fraud? Title fraud occurs when someone other than the lawful owner transfers the property to themselves or obtains a new mortgage to pull cash out of the house. This leaves…

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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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