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Saturday, February 26, 2022   /   by Jeannette Johnson

How to Decide Whether to Move Closer to Aging Family Members

Whether your parents decided to make a move when they retired or you relocated to pursue your career, managing a long-distance relationship with aging family members can be a challenge. If you find yourself considering whether it is time to put down roots closer to your senior loved ones, this guide from the Sadle Home Selling Team can help you make that decision.
 
In-Home Services
 
Data cited on LongTermCare.gov shows that a person who is 65 or over has about a 70% chance of needing long-term care services at some point. If you or your loved one is having difficulty paying for outside assistance, you may want to consider whether you could provide some or all of these services yourself if you lived closer to your family member. Additionally, if you do choose to use support services, moving closer will make it easier for you to ensure your loved one is properly cared for and deal with any emergencies.
 
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Friday, July 16, 2021   /   by Jeannette Johnson

Five Steps to Simplifying your Downsize Move

Moving on can feel daunting, even when you’re looking forward to a fresh start in a new, and smaller, place that’s easier to take care of. While it’s an exciting time, it doesn’t make the process any less work. Your downsizing adventure can be made easier by using a step-by-step approach to the tasks ahead.
1: Start with the Big Stuff
A life coach once spoke at a conference about a strategy called “big rocks first”. If you fill a jar with big rocks first, you still have room to add smaller rocks, thereby collecting more rocks overall. But, if you start filling the jar with little rocks, you’ll end up with no room for the big rocks. Apply this strategy to your downsizing process and start with the big decisions first. Here are some questions to ask yourself:  
Large appliances. Does the new place have them? If not, decide if you want to keep your old fridge, stove, etc. or buy new ones when you move.
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Monday, July 12, 2021   /   by Jeannette Johnson

Life After Kids: The Benefits of Downsizing and How to Have a Smooth Transition

Leaving the house where their children grew up can be difficult for many parents, but for others, downsizing is a welcome step toward a new life chapter. In addition to having a smaller home to care for, it even comes with financial benefits for most people. If you’re considering downsizing, here is what you should know about the benefits of moving and how to have a smooth transition from start to finish, presented by the Sadle Home Selling Team.

The Many Benefits of Downsizing
Cutting back on space is meaningful to different people for different reasons. Maybe you’re tired of spending all weekend cleaning the house, or maybe you’re ready to toss out the large lawn and toss in a small garden. Downsizing will mean simplifying your life in important ways, especially when it comes to your finances. What’s more, there are many ways relocating to a smaller abode can save you money immediately and over time. Take the following perks into consideration.

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