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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FEATURED BUSINESS: Smaart House

Smaart House We empower mature adults to  live independently and with dignity in their environment. The great majority of older adults have a strong desire to live in their own homes and communities; but many adaptations need to be made in our homes to accommodate this. Technology is one piece that empowers older adults to

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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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Five Important Home Features for Successful Aging in Place

Many older adults today are making the decision to age in place. Part of that process is living in a safe, accessible home now and into the future. Whether downsizing to a smaller home or making modifications to the one in which you currently live, here are five important home features for successful aging in

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FEATURED BUSINESS: ElderHelp’s HomeShare Program

Tips from ElderHelp’s HomeShare Program: Prepare Yourself: The resources are out there. No matter what kind of situation an older adult may face, there are resources to help set goals and solve the problems the individuals may face in the future. If not prepared, the aging process and the challenges that come with it can

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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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