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Downsizing For Retirees: When Is The Right Time?

Posted by Ann Santorios // September 14, 2016

I found this article on the Senior Citizen’s Guide that I really enjoyed and encourage you all to read: Making the Retirement Community Decision: A Resident’s Perspective I’ve heard from a few seniors and friends with aging parents the advice to move to a retirement community while you are still active and relatively healthy both physically […]


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Downsizing for Retirees: Help to Get Rid of the Junk

Posted by Ann Santorios // September 7, 2016

I’ve always heard that moving ranks very high on the list of high-stress life events, and based on my experience, they’re right. Whether the move is cross-town or cross country the idea of organizing, packing, discarding, cleaning and the many other tasks is daunting. When you’re older and have made the decision to downsize, whether […]


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Downsizing For Retirees: Planning Your Move

Posted by Ann Santorios // September 3, 2016

So you’ve made the decision to downsize and relocate to a retirement community or senior friendly city. What are your next steps? Get Your Financial House in Order Review your finances with a trusted accountant or financial planner. Carefully review all of your options for repaying debts before clearing out their retirement funds and savings […]


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The Best States To Retire

Posted by Ann Santorios // August 24, 2016

Thinking about retiring and moving to a new locale? In last week’s blog post, we talked about Forbes’ list of the top places to retire. I agreed and mentioned my desire to retire one of the top picks, Cape Coral, Florida. In June, Bankrate published a list of the best states for retirees. Surprisingly, Florida, did […]


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7 Places To Retire In Style And Comfort

Posted by Ann Santorios // August 17, 2016

Retirement is a significant milestone in the life where we look forward to no longer have to trudge to the office in the early hours of the morning and can prioritize our own needs and desires. Retirement represents a cycle of changes in one’s life – you no longer have a job, your income is […]


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How To Get The Best Results From Your Contractor

Posted by Ann Santorios // August 10, 2016

If your home needs significant renovation, you will need to actively manage your contractors to ensure that you get the best results your money can buy. Organizational productivity often depends on how enthusiastic your employees are while working and if they are in sync with overall organizational goals. The same theory applies to managing contractors […]


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How To Choose A Quality Contractor

Posted by Ann Santorios // August 3, 2016

The success of your rehab will depend on two things:  having a clear picture of what you are trying to accomplish and hiring a quality contractor. When interviewing contractors to work in your home, you will want to ask a series of questions to protect your home and investment. The suggested interview questions in this […]


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How To Find A Reliable Contractor

Posted by Ann Santorios // July 28, 2016

A prerequisite to a well-designed interior is a contractor who knows exactly what they are doing, and finding the one who will best suit your needs is a tough task. Renovating one’s home is a demanding job. It’s a huge project to undertake, consuming both time and money.  The most crucial part of this massive […]


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FSBO – Marketing Your Home

Posted by Ann Santorios // July 20, 2016

As you are researching and preparing to sell your home without an agent, remember that marketing your home is perhaps the most important part of the sales process. Even a well-priced home isn’t going to move if buyers don’t know it exists. The good news is that you don’t need to hire an agent to […]


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For Sale By Owner – Pricing a House For Sale

Posted by Ann Santorios // July 13, 2016

Pricing a house for sale is one of the most important parts of selling your own home. A realtor has the experience and tools to do this, but if you are selling your house by owner, how do you go about it? Price is a sensitive matter. Too high of a price and you might end […]


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