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The Times They Are A- changin’” Bob Dylan”

 

Is your present home too large or too much work to maintain?  Do you at times find your day to day life is not as full as it once was?   Have you thought about a move to a smaller home or to a retirement community; possibly one closer to your family?   Many seniors contemplate these things but delay making a move they know will offer peace of mind and a better quality of life as the process seems overwhelming

 

Linda Chu is a professional organizer & move specialist with Out of Chaos and Michael Tudorie is a realtor with Re/Max Select.  Together they are a one-stop shop to ensure that your next move is smooth and stress-free.

 

After initial FREE consultation with you we will proceed with the services that meet your needs. We work together with you, your adult children or manage your entire project; staying in regular contact with your family or lawyer, POA/executor, realtor or other professionals services. contact us at michael@michaeltudorie.com

 

In order to make the transition stress-free, here are some considerations when you or someone you know is downsizing or rightsizing.

  1. Pick Your New Home
  2. Decide if Home Modifications are an Option
  3. Meeting Healthcare Needs
  4. Financial Needs
  5. Legal Requirements
  6. Selling Your Home

 

Pick Your New Home

Housing options are as unique as you are, based on your health & medical needs.  This may include age-restricted / retirement communities, assisted living arrangement or nursing homes.

 

Decide if Home Modifications are an Option

Most seniors prefer to age in place, but their health care needs may prevent them from living independently.  There may be some home adaptations that will enable you to stay in the home.

 

Meeting Healthcare Needs

Usually the closest adult child is burdened with the responsibility of caring for their aging parents.  What if the adult children are not living in the same community?

 

 

 Financial Needs

When selling a home there might be financial implications to consider.  There might be a reverse mortgage that was taken out to finance health care needs.  How do capital gains affect the net proceeds of the sale of the home?  How does the sale of the home affect the estate?

 

Legal Requirements

It is important to retain the services of a lawyer who specialized in legal issues for the elderly.  This may include wills & estates, power of attorney, and representation agreements.


Selling Your Home

Preparing the home for sale requires caring consideration when dealing with the dearest memories of the homeowner.

  • Disposition of clutter & sale of antiques and household possessions
  • Staging your home for sale
  • Showing your home to prospective buyers throughout the day
  • Negotiation and closing logistics of the sale
  • Packing & managing the move details

 

The homeowner does not need to be present while a home is on the market for sale.  They can be completely in their new home while experts remove the stress and take care of all the details.

 

 contact us for FREE consultation michael@michaeltudorie.com or call/text 604-910-7777

 

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