Caught napping while the market changes?

Koala napping

Do you have family members planning to downsize “sometime” but will likely be caught napping if the real estate market changes? Here are some likely reasons they are stuck and what you can do to help them.

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Retire – Downsize – Read

Books to read

Avid readers who are on the threshold of retiring are very enthusiastic about their upcoming retirement. They have a backlog of books to start or finish and lists of authors to explore. Pleasant anticipation seems to be their primary emotion. Here are some thoughts for retiring book fans on reading Time, Space and Location.

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Downsizing in Toronto? Essential info …

GTA Real Estate Market Overview

Anyone planning to downsize in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), needs to keep informed about the current real estate market. The following video provides a fresh perspective on five key market measurements. The goal is to provide you with greater insight for your own decision making.

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Clutter has 3 meanings. What’s yours?

Clothes hangers

We often use the word “clutter” when writing about organizing and downsizing. However, our communication may not be as clear as we believe it is. If you say “we should de-clutter”, is your message understood you the way you intend?

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Retire – Downsize – Travel

Travel Volkswagen Bug

One of the most popular trends for boomers in the GTA who are retiring is to downsize and do some travelling*. Usually, they are moving to a smaller residence and want to enjoy some their well-earned retirement with a travel vacation. Here are some things to consider if this describes you.

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Keeping your elderly parents safe at home

Keys in the door

Elderly parents living on their own in a traditional home are usually a safety concern for the family. As they age, they are less likely to notice safety issues that gradually sneak up on them. Here are some key issues to watch for and suggestions on how to address them.

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An intro to Downsizing podcasts

Headphones for podcasts

There are many excellent resources available online in a variety of media including blogs, websites and videos. This post introduces you to some experts who deliver their content in an audio format for a fresh approach on the topic. Explore …

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Who gets the cottage?

Cottage-Lake-Dock

A family cottage is often taken for granted when downsizing and/or planning for retirement. However, a cottage is “that piece of real estate that brings families together but can also drive them apart.” Listen in on a frank discussion between two experienced estate lawyers on how to handle the situation. (Video).

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Best Seniors’ Housing Resources – Ontario Canada

Dancing couple

There are excellent resources available for helping seniors living in the Province of Ontario, Canada. This summary of resources includes links to online topics such as Accessible Housing and Flexible Home Designs,.

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