FEATURED BUSINESS: Jewish Family Service and On the Go

Individuals aged 60 years and older represent the fastest growing segment of San Diego County’s population, with the number of residents expected to more than double by 2030. Here in San Diego, there are more than 50,000 older adults for whom access to transportation is a daily concern. As the loved one of someone who

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FEATURED BUSINESS: Seniors’ Choice

3 Simple Rules for Hiring a Handyman and/or Contractor courtesy of Seniors’ Choice Home Improvement Specialists Rule #1: Have a clear idea of what you want…and make a list! With such a broad reaching profession, it is incumbent on the homeowner or business owner to ask the right questions if you want to hire intelligently.

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FEATURED BUSINESS: MedicareQuick

5 things you need to know about Medicare when you are moving: If you are on Medicare and are considering a move, here are five things you need to know that can help. When you are moving be sure to Act Fast When you change counties in California, you will lose your Medicare Advantage Plan

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What is a Seniors Real Estate Specialist®?

What is Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES®) and how is that different from a standard REALTOR®?  Simply put, a Seniors Real Estate Specialist® is a REALTOR® who has successfully completed the Seniors Real Estate Specialist® designation program through the National Association of REALTORs®. This program is designed to educate REALTORs® on the unique needs and

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Considerations for Renting the Family Home When Moving into a Senior Living Community

Most older adults who are moving to a senior living community choose to sell their home as part of that transition. However, for some older adults, the idea of selling their beloved family home is what prevents them from moving into a senior living community. The good news is that for many people, they do

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Moving Our Parents: What Do We Do With All The Stuff?

As a Seniors Real Estate Specialist® I hear it a lot when older parents are moving and downsizing.  The question is, “What do we do with all the stuff?”. Many older adults have accumulated a lifetime of belongings only to be faced with the challenge of what to do with those things that are no

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Featured Business: National Aging in Place Council

According to AAPR, “87% of adults 65+ want to stay in their home and communities as they age.” But successful aging in place is an active process that takes planning and resources. It is the mission of the National Aging in Place Council to be an “informational resource so that you remain active and healthy

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Becoming a Renter After Being a Long-Time Homeowner

Many older adults who choose to downsize later in life find renting to be prefered to owning a home due to the reduced maintenance and responsibilities. Becoming a renter, however, may pose some challenges. Here are some tips for becoming a renter after being a long-time homeowner. Start by knowing what rent you can afford.

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Important Considerations When Selling Your Home

There is a lot more to selling your home than staging, open houses, and contract negotiations. Much of getting ready to sell your home has to do with how you want (or need) to sell your home. But for some home sellers, that is an afterthought. Here are some important considerations when selling your home.

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Should You Replace The Roof Before You Sell Your Home?

It is a simple question but the answer is a little more complicated.  And, it may vary depending on the home and situation. Here are some considerations when deciding whether you should replace the roof before selling your home: What is the age and condition of the roof? Is the roof in decent shape but

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