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Looking to Downsize Your Stuff? These 6 Tips Will Help You Sort It Out

 Posted by Robert Lynott on November 10, 2016 at 4:03 PM
Sometimes you’re changing jobs, sometimes you’re moving to a smaller place, sometimes you find yourself either adding on a child or having one move out. Whatever the reason, you may realize that you’ve ended up with too much stuff. And the idea of going through it all to decide what should stay and what should go can be daunting. But to make an easier job of it, just take it one step at a time with the tips below:   ·         Clothes -...

No Fail Estate Sale

 Posted by Robert Lynott on August 17, 2016 at 11:00 AM
One of the challenges consumers face when moving to a smaller space is trying to figure what to do with their downsized possessions.  Today, there are more options than ever, including charitable donation, live auction, online auction, tag sales, traditional garage sale and Estate Sale. For people who have a fair amount of valuable inventory but not a lot of time, an Estate Sale can be a very positive experience.  Estate Sales are managed by pr...

Online Auction: What's Hot, What's Not?

 Posted by Robert Lynott on July 20, 2016 at 11:00 AM
As the nations’ largest combined network of estate sales and online auctions, Caring Transitions sells just about every type of product you could imagine. Our CT Online Auction site specializes in consumer online auctions that have easy-to-access local pick-up locations for winning bidders. Local winners also often have the opportunity to find great deals on unadvertised items at the local pick-up sites. In addition, we can ship items natio...

Managing Your Move: Packing Advice from the Experts

 Posted by Robert Lynott on June 20, 2016 at 3:00 PM
As we move toward peak moving season, the nation’s move management experts at Caring Transitions, provide these tips and advice to help reduce moving day stress.    Don’t move without a plan At Caring Transitions, we see a lot of clients who know they will be moving soon, but don’t take time to plan properly for all that needs to happen. Tasks seem to be put off for “later” and this often creates a chaotic and stressful environment on...

Real Estate Resources for Mom & Dad

 Posted by Robert Lynott on May 24, 2016 at 2:25 PM
When it comes to choosing housing or buying and selling real estate, the needs of older adults and their families can be quite complex. Selling situations may be complicated by issues such as family dynamics, deteriorating health, personal loss and financial constraints. To provide consumers with dedicated support options, two of the nation’s most professional resources work in partnership.Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES)The National Associat...

12 Rules to Live by When Buying into a Retirement Community

 Posted by Robert Lynott on May 17, 2016 at 4:54 PM
Many of our clients are downsizing because they are moving to a retirement community. Vanessa Grouse of Forbes Magazine gives excellent advice on how to decide which place is right for you, and how to navigate the frenzied market. In her article, she gives 12 rules to live by when buying into a retirement community. Read the full original article here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/vanessagrout/2014/01/03/12-rules-to-embrace-before-buying...

Where are Seniors Moving?

 Posted by Robert Lynott on April 21, 2016 at 6:00 PM
The latest U.S. census data shows that only 5% of those over age 65 occupy nursing homes, congregate care, assisted living, and board-and-care homes. So where does everyone else live? From a “county” perspective, Florida remains on top, where over 53% of Sumter County is comprised of 65+ adults.   This is followed by heavy populations of older adults in Charlotte, FL (38%) and LaPaz, AZ (36%). Colorado tops the list with the fastest “a...

The Suprising Costs of Downsizing

 Posted by Robert Lynott on April 12, 2016 at 4:28 PM
Jane Bennett Clark, senior editor of personal finance at Kiplinger Magazine, has a lot of good advice to give about the downsizing process. She reminds us that there may be costs to downsizing homeowners did not consider! Home upgrades, packing and transportation, condo association fees, rent, and storage units are just a few of the surprising costs associated with moving out of a larger home into a smaller one. Despite these costs, Jane adv...

The Caring Network

 Posted by Robert Lynott on March 16, 2016 at 12:00 PM
Supporting older adults as they move from a family home to Community or retirement housing is very rewarding for Caring Transitions owners, but we couldn’t do what we do without the support of our professional network. Caring Transitions takes great pride in our local and national relationships. We have cultivated a professional network of realtors, caregivers, attorneys, funeral directors, hospice partners, guardians and housing adminis...

Home Downsizing to Sell

 Posted by Robert Lynott on February 15, 2016 at 12:00 PM
Most of us recognize that homes that are correctly priced tend to sell quickly, while those that aren’t often languish on the market. Of course, there is more to consider than price when placing a home on the market. Among those factors, it is important to evaluate the overall appearance and condition of a home.If you are one of many home sellers who wonder why the house down the street just sold at an asking price similar to yours, while yours r...
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