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No Fail Estate Sale

 Posted by Caring Transitions 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 man...

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

 Posted by Caring Transitions 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 Caring Transitions 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 envi...

Real Estate Resources for Mom & Dad

 Posted by Caring Transitions 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...

Where are Seniors Moving?

 Posted by Caring Transitions 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 ...

The Caring Network

 Posted by Caring Transitions 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 Caring Transitions 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, whi...

Family Advice from the Senior Living Experts: “Begin the Conversation Early”

 Posted by Caring Transitions on January 22, 2016 at 10:00 AM
Guest Blog by Adele Lund, Director, Community & Business Relations, Laureate Group “I’ve had the pleasure of working with thousands of adult children as they navigate the transition of a loved one from their home of many years to a senior community or care facility. I have observed that when a family hasn’t had an ongoing dialogue with their parent about possible changes in the future, siblings often form different ideas of what ...

Securing Valuables

 Posted by Caring Transitions on December 5, 2015 at 5:35 PM
Once you make a decision to move or store some of your belongings or even remodel your home, it is important to evaluate whether any of your personal valuables could be at risk for damage or theft. If you are one of the thousands of people who will move  next year and have not yet considered how to organize or protect your valuables, the following suggestions may help you secure important papers, small valuables, coins, jewelry, p...

The Five Things We Can Learn From a 70-Year-Old Home Buyer

 Posted by Caring Transitions on November 12, 2015 at 11:33 AM
Mature home buyers between the ages of 69-89 (the Silent Generation) make up only 10 percent of the recent home purchases in the United States according to the National Association of REALTORS® Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends Report. What are the motivations of this age group to purchase real estate at this time in their life and what do they desire as home owners? SRES® conducted an interview with a 70-year-old ho...
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