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Aging-in-place- will you move or stay?


Aging-in-Place: Will you move or stay?

Many NOT-All-That-Retiring older adults have a positive equity balance on our homes. We have taken advantage of historically low interest rates. As the economy recovers and mortgage rates begin to rise, we may be more inclined to stay in our homes … since, according to The Joint Center for Housing Studies- Harvard University, “… moving implies prepaying …current mortgage with its favorable interest rate, and taking out a new, higher market-rate mortgage."

Should we move or stay in a "forever home"- unassisted living.This is where consideration of earlier mentioned information (in an article I wrote )  comes into play. Think about

 accessibility/accessible, active living community, energy smart, green design, healthy places, LEED, mixed-use-development, neo-traditional development, New Urbanism, pedestrian-friendly, proximity, quality-of- life, Smart Code, social capital, sustainable design, universal design, walkable community...

 

Add this up and you may get AGING IN-PaLACE©

 


HOME & HEALTH- consider this- 1) create the spending plan 2) set the priorities 3) review boomer and older adult products 4) schedule upgrades- and keep in mind-  energy efficiency, natural light, indoor air quality, non-toxic paints, enjoyable living spaces that also will be marketable should you decide to move.

now you can READ MORE on aging-in place

 

 

True Guide to AGING IN PALACE eBooklet Becomes Amazon Best Seller

 
Your Home for Today and Tomorrow- Smart UP-Fitting
GO HERE - for Tips & Talking Points.
 Home Decorating, New Space Design

 

Aging in PaLACE eBooklet

 

"Helpful starting points for talking about and designing
a functional and BEAUTIFUL lifelong home."

 

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Comments

I do think aging in place is the antitdote to feeling unconnected to our lives...familiarity does keep one rooted.

Posted by Li Read, Caring expertise...knowledge for you! (Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring)) about 7 years ago

Hi janeAnne.    Makes so much sense.   I have a few folks that I want to share you posts with.  

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) about 7 years ago

Hi janeAnne, I like your ideas of aging-in-place and The Village. I think Boomers are well advised to incorporate these ideas in their retirement plans.

Bill Roberts

Posted by Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner (Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate) about 7 years ago

Li~

I am thinking this is about "unassisted living" at its best =)

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) about 7 years ago

Hi Cal~

 

OH I am very happy to read that you think this information might be helpful! As a "silver sage" myself, I have done the research and am thrilled to share it.

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) about 7 years ago

Hey Bill~

 

SO happy to hear from you and much appreciate your comment- especially coming from YOU with your expert rise in this arena.

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) about 7 years ago

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