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I Haven’t Applied for a Mortgage in 25 Years…Has a Lot Changed?

Posted by Andy Fagervik on Jun 7, 2019 2:46:00 PM

You found your dream home, settled in, and suddenly, 25 years (or more) have passed! Your life is dramatically different now, and you want a home that reflects it. As any veteran homeowner knows, there’s one major obstacle standing between you and your dream home: applying for the mortgage. Don’t worry, though! It’s just like riding a bike—and you don’t even need a helmet. 

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Topics: HECM Loan, Finances

Remodel or Sell? What to Do with Your Empty Nest

Posted by Karen Gillum on Jun 6, 2019 2:36:00 PM

You’ve got an empty nest now, and you’re torn. Should you stay in your family home and remodel it or sell your house and move into the home of your dreams? Here are some of the benefits of each option to help you decide what to do with your empty nest.

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Topics: Moving Process

Joys of Living Near Your Parents

Posted by Lisa Reilly on May 12, 2019 1:24:00 PM

Parents play an important role in our lives, no matter how old we get. Whether you currently live near your parents or not, you've likely considered the advantages of having them close. Check out these benefits of moving your parents to a neighborhood near you. 

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Topics: Lifestyle

What is a Home Equity Conversion Loan?

Posted by Lisa Reilly on May 8, 2019 2:41:00 PM

If you’re a senior looking to enjoy your next chapter, a Home Equity Conversion Loan (HECM) may be a great option to maintain your lifestyle and build the perfect home for your golden years! To help you understand whether the HECM option is right for you, we’ve compiled a brief summary of what you need to know. 

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Topics: HECM Loan

Moving 101: The Art of Unpacking

Posted by Karen Gillum on Apr 24, 2019 3:08:00 PM

You've told the kids, sold your house, and made it to your new dream home. Now, the moment you’ve been waiting for: unpacking. Save time and energy with these quick tips for mastering the art of unpacking. 

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Topics: Moving Process

3 Benefits of Owning a Zero-Entry Home

Posted by Lisa Reilly on Apr 9, 2019 1:38:00 PM

Comparable to the concept of universal design, zero-entry (also called zero-step entry) building principles are used to construct homes that can be accessed without stairs, instead using gentle slopes and minimal thresholds. For homeowners, that means easy entry, reduced risk of injury, and convenient access. Check out these benefits of owning a zero-entry home to help you decide if it’s the right move for you. 

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Topics: Floor Plan Styles

Tips for Living Active After 55

Posted by Karen Gillum on Mar 29, 2019 1:35:00 PM

With your years of experience, you’ve had time to learn the importance of living life to its fullest! Life after 55 can be an exciting and fulfilling adventure, but only if you’re prepared. Check out these tips for living active after 55

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Topics: Lifestyle

Moving 101: Time-Saving Tips for Packing

Posted by Andy Fagervik on Mar 11, 2019 3:08:00 PM

It's the moment you've been dreading: packing. You've spent years in your home collecting memories and belongings, and now you're faced with the task of boxing them up. Packing can be a really daunting process, but there are ways to make it easier for yourself and your family. Check out these time-saving tips. 

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Topics: Moving Process

Moving 101—Deciding It’s Time to Sell the House…and Tell the Kids

Posted by Lisa Reilly on Mar 7, 2019 2:40:00 PM

You’ve spent a lot of time in your current home. Its spacious rooms and generous floorplan were perfect for your growing family, and many of your fondest memories took place within its walls. Now, the kids are grown and you’re beginning to realize just how empty it feels. Whether for more financial freedom, less responsibility, or in preparation for the future, you’ve started to consider downsizing. Here are some questions to help guide your decision (and help you break it to the kids). 

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Topics: Lifestyle, Moving Process

Now What? Combatting Empty Nest Syndrome

Posted by Karen Gillum on Feb 27, 2019 2:43:00 PM

For a good portion of your adult life, you’ve been an active parent. Now that your home is (or will soon be) kid-free again, empty nest syndrome is starting to set in. It’s natural to feel a little lost at first, but you can take some proactive steps to reorient yourself in this new phase of life and begin enjoying it to the fullest. 

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Topics: Lifestyle

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