Housing

Housing is a HUGE topic. When we say housing what comes to mind?
Buying a home, selling a home, decluttering a home, buying or selling a second home like a cottage or trailer. Maybe modifying your home to stay home longer, or deciding to move  to an assisted facility or long term care facility. Many housing things to read about.

Look at any large city in Canada and you will notice the number of condos being built. Condo living has become a way to use less space to house more people. Many seniors purchase or rent condos after selling...
Moving into a new residence quite often means downsizing. For many seniors who owned a family home, a smaller home, apartment or senior residence fits their time of life much better. Getting rid of many used up and old...
The number of homeless seniors in Canada and other “wealthy” countries is rising. As of 2016 those over 50 accounted for more than 41 percent of the homeless in Canada. Many see this as a trend since the overall...
Even in some of the best and most expensive senior living communities, the meals are mediocre at best. High prices can far outweigh the nutritional value of the meals. Quite often meals are small, tasteless and unappetizing. Seniors who...
Among the pantheon of not-completely-happy alternatives to living out your life in your own home (which most of us really wish to do) are Assisted Living Facilities (ALF’s).  In some ways I think this approach of ALF’s is definitely old...
Making the change to assisted living is difficult for a senior, even one who has chosen this themselves. Your loved one may understandably regret their loss of independence. If they are still in their home it is a double loss....
Where do I begin with moving my parents into a senior residence? Make a list of questions. Consider the pros and cons of the options: Can we keep them at home and get assisted help? For what do they need assisted...
Housing prices are at an all-time high and still climbing in many cities across Canada.  If you want your house to look like it’s worth every penny you’re asking, put your home’s best foot forward — and then some....
When you are selling a home it is handy to have a list of items that are to remain in the home so that no mistakes are made.  A lady we worked with gave her brand new fridge to...
So the market is hot and you decide to sell your house —and found the perfect place to call home.  Only one problem?  How do I declutter all this stuff.             Here are five tips for decluttering before a move that’ll make for a...
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