When in Transition, Call the Experts

 June 2016
When in Transition, Call the ExpertsBy Nan Hayes for Caring Transitions®At Caring Transitions®, we support people who are in the midst of personal transitions. By “transitions” we usually mean the kind of life hanging situations that have an effect on your current residence.  Whether someone is moving or downsizing due to job change, marriage, divorce, illness or retirement, we are among the first resources to contact for help and advice. Our se...

Rightsized Living® with Caring Transitions®

 May 2016
Rightsized Living® with Caring Transitions®By Nan Hayes for Caring Transitions Over the past few years, professional organizers, home stagers and move managers have come to use the term “rightsizing” in place of the word “downsizing.”  Typically they are referring to someone who is moving to a smaller home from a larger one.  Yet, as only the experts at Caring Transitions® understand, rightsizing is much more than a euphemism for downsizing. Righ...

Covering the Cost of Long Term Care

 April 2016
Covering the Cost of Long Term Care By Nan Hayes for Caring Transitions® As we mentioned in our March newsletter, paying for long term care is one of the major obstacles for many older adults and their families.  Just as there are several kinds of long term care options, there are several ways to pay for them. Long Term Care Insurance The numbers suggest that only 7% of the senior population carries long term care insurance. Long-term care insur...

Overcoming 3 Big Obstacles When Moving to Assisted Living

 March 2016
Overcoming 3 Big Obstacles When Moving to Assisted LivingBy Nan Hayes for Caring Transitions®There are three common obstacles many of our clients face as they search for and find their ideal assisted living community.Home Sale: Often, older adult clients have lived in their current homes for a substantial amount of time, yet as the real estate market begins to stabilize, more of these individuals are considering a home sale this spring.  When sel...

Home Market 2016

 February 2016
Good news for home sellers! Prices have risen by 4% in 2015 and 6% in 2014 and are projected to grow by at least 3% in 2016. This steady growth and a more stabilized market follows several years of ups and downs.  Overall home sales are up 11% over a year ago and continue to maintain positive growth according to the National Association of Realtors. In year-to-year comparisons, home sales increased across all regions and all price cate...
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