In this guide, the Lifestyle Transition Team aims to provide you with details on your choices for the next phase of your life, whether it be staying where you are or moving into a senior living community.
We encourage all seniors to take the time to consider what each of these options might mean for you now and in the future.
Preparing now, whilst you are not in desperate need of a change, will only serve you and your family better in the future, making any transition a great deal easier when the time comes.
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The Australian senior population is growing, and by 2016, more than 25% of the population of Sydney, and 31% of that of the rest of New South Wales is expected to be senior citizens. Most own their own homes, and many, like you, are or will soon be looking at selling their homes and assessing alternative housing situations.
Perhaps you live in a two-storey home and climbing stairs is becoming more difficult; perhaps your home is just much bigger than you need. Or it may be that you would like to live in a more secure area and be closer to transportation. Whatever the reason, you, like many seniors, may be thinking of selling your current home and buying something more suitable for your current and future needs.
You have a variety of housing options, from independent living either at home or somewhere else, to moving into one of several types of communities. Your best choice hinges on doing your homework first, by exploring how you feel about where you live now, including how well it meets your projected needs for the future.
If you are a senior considering a life change that includes selling your home, and if you have a family, we strongly encourage you to include them in conversation. If you are a family member who is concerned about their parents and wondering if it is time for them to make a change that could include selling, we encourage you to start the conversation as soon as possible.
Implement these top selling strategies to kick-start the sale of your property.
For many of us, investment in property is the most important financial decision we will make, so it’s important to deal with a real estate agent you know you can trust.
It’s important to understand the role emotion plays in any sale and have the right know-how to create the right look and feel to truly engage buyers. When preparing your property for sale, think about your buyers. They don’t just want a home. They are buying a dream – a lifestyle. It’s your job to romance the buyers.
Whether you’re looking for a home for yourself or a family, an investment property or a place to unwind during the holidays, buying can be an exciting and emotional process. There may be ups and downs along the way, but the right planning and preparation can ensure that buying a home is a positive experience – an experience that takes you a step closer to realising your financial dreams.
Moving from the family home can be overwhelming, especially if you are facing a lifetime of possessions and must make choices about what to take and what to let go of. These decisions can be paralysing because each possession often triggers a walk down memory lane.