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Moving on With Life is Easier When You Have People You Can Count On

At the Silver and Gold Group, we understand that every move is not created equal. Some are definitely harder than others. Often you need services beyond that of a single real estate agent.That’s why our well-educated group is a perfect solution for those who need more than just a sign in the yard. ...

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Five Focus Areas to Help You Manage Your Move

Moving is incredibly stressful.  It can be quite emotional as well.  Here are 5 area of focus that may help you. Decluttering Saying Goodbye to the Home Finding the Right Place to Live Working with a Realtor® Keeping the Family Informed Decluttering – Just because you have a lot of “stuff”,...

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I Got the Call to Be Here in 90 Days…Now What?!?

You’ve been on a waiting list for a senior living facility for years.   In the meantime, your “dream cruise” is planned and that family reunion is around the corner...then you get “the call." If you’re like many downsizing Seniors the question echoing in your mind is; “What do I do about the house?” ...

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I’m Ready to Sell My House – Where Do I Begin?

Making the decision to move, whether downsizing to a smaller home or moving to one of the many beautiful retirement communities in the area, the process can be both exciting and stressful at the same time. With so many things to consider….“What will I do with all of my stuff”, “What is my home worth...

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What is a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM)*?

A HECM reverse mortgage loan is a way to turn a portion of the equity in your home into cash. The proceeds from a reverse mortgage can be used to pay for unexpected expenses, such as nursing home costs or long-term care. It could also provide you with additional cash flow for all the expenses you have....

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A Concierge Approach to Real Estate and Aging-in-Place

There is a significant movement by seniors that wish to create an environment where they can Age-in-Place, either within an existing home that is upgraded, downsizing to a more comfortable square footage, adding smart-home technology, or perhaps to discuss the option of an ADU. These home environments...

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"Perfect Storm" for Home Sellers

Market Events have created the proverbial "Perfect Storm" for home sellers… Here are 2 ways you can take advantage of the current Sellers’ Market! We are in the beginning stages of the return of the sellers’ market!  A mix of historically low interest rates, and record setting low housing inventory...

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What Should I Do With My House

As the time comes to enjoy your retirement or assisted living community, one of the most common dilemmas for you or your kids is what to do with your house.  Everything around you is changing; the last thing you should worry about is selling your house.  The market may not even allow the sale of your...

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What You Should Know When Planning Your Move For Life’s Next Chapter

When you sell, you want to sell for the best price, with the most favorable terms, in the shortest amount of time. Your broker should understand the importance of this sale in your retirement portfolio and beyond. Retaining and preserving your equity is a must! Marketing and internet presence are also...

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Moving On

You may have lived in your home for 50+ years. You may have raised your children in your home. You have worked your entire life to accumulate the items in your home. You wonder, how can I give up this home that is full of love and memories? Here are some questions you may want to ask yourself: Is home...

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Transitioning to the Next Phase of Living

Knowing when it’s 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 it’s time to look for other living arrangements. For example,...

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The Upside of Senior Downsizing - How a Seniors Real Estate Specialist Can Reduce the Overwhelm

You may have lived in your home for 50+ years. You may have raised your children in your home. You have worked your entire life to accumulate the items in your home. You wonder, how can I give up this home that is full of love and memories? Here are three questions you’ll want to ask yourself: ...

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The Best Time to Prepare for the Future is Now  

When preparing to make changes to your current living situation, you need to consider everything from legal, financial services, packing, moving and real estate disposition.  And it doesn’t need to be overwhelming.  There are trusted advisors available for you, in fact, some of these services are complimentary.  ...

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10 Reasons Why You Should Use a SRES Realtor:

1. SRES Realtors communicate with seniors the way they want to be communicated with. Many homeowners want/need to have personal visits verses email, text, or even phone. 2. SRES Realtors understand that homeowners may need to have several visits from them before they can gain their trust enough to allow...

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Seniors Real Estate Specialist® and Certified Senior Advisor®: Professionals Trained to Serve Senior

With the growing senior population, there is a need for professionals with senior-specific training and knowledge to assist them as they navigate through later in life move transitions. Certified professionals with this specialized training are available to serve as compassionate resources to help...

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A Winterized House is a Happy House

Did you know your house hates winter almost as much as you do? When the snow starts to fly, you want to make sure you help your house with a few easy but important winterization tasks. When the leaves turn from green to gold, you have about a month until you have to have someone come and clean out...

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Making Your Home Improvement Dollars Count

To update, or not to update: that is the question. The question real estate agents repeatedly hear from homeowners is, “Why would I do anything to my house if I’m going to sell it anyway?” Conventional wisdom tells us that we should avoid doing anything to our homes that the new owners may not like...

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