Transitioning to the Next Phase of Living

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May 07, 2016

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Knowing when its time to move yourself or a loved one to a smaller or more accessible home, can be tough.
There are some signs that can help aid you in identifying when the time is right.
Age, health and living situation can be factors that its time to look for other living arrangements. For example, if your parents are over 70 years old and their house is more than 20 years old, theres a good chance they struggle every day just to maintain it.

If you or a family member end up needing to sell your house quickly and get into a more suitable living situation, here are a few steps to help with transitioning:
Determine How Much Space You Truly Need:
Maybe that two-story, four bedroom home you bought when the kids were little is more than you need now. Smaller homes are easier to maintain, and your lifestyle can help determine what to look for in your next home.

If youre home a majority of the day or have guests often, you may want something a bit bigger. If your health is a concern or youd rather not have to worry about tasks such as yard work or snow removal, something smaller such as a first-floor apartment may better suit your needs and be more convenient.
Sell Your Current Home:
Working with professional home buyers, such as theHomeVestors network of independently owned and operated franchisees, can get you cash quickly while also taking care of closing costs and needed repairs without the burden of showing your home to potential buyers. This would save time and money for the seller, and helps them move sooner into their new living environment.
Take It or Leave It:
Taking inventory of everything thats been accumulated over decades and deciding what to keep, what to pass down, what to put in storage and what to sell, donate or throw away can be tough.Once youve determined what to do with all of those possessions, the professionals at HomeVestors can aid in the transition by discarding the things you no longer need or want after you move. Simply leave behind unwanted items and HomeVestors will do the rest.

Find more information on how to make a smoother living transition by calling 303-747-5989.

Editors Note: This article was submitted by Stacey Gaswirth. Stacey is a Managing Director of Public Relations with Calise Partners and may be reached at 469.485.4790 or by email at SGaswirth@CalisePartners.com



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