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The Difference Between Downsizing and Rightsizing

  In the world of business, the term “downsizing” is often a scary euphemism for “cut-backs” and “lay-offs.” Similarly, when older folks are asked to consider “downsizing” their homes, the term may take on a negative connotation. When dealing with seniors,

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Looking Into Assisted Living? Weighing the Options.

  Speaking with a loved one about moving into an assisted living home is a significant decision that confronts many Americans with elderly parents. Seniors may view this change of life as a loss of independence and a downturn in

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Transitioning to a More Appropriate Space for Seniors

As we get older, there are many milestone moments that define us and our lives—our graduation, our first “starter” home, the larger “family” home that we save up for.  Although many people don’t like to think about it, the reality

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Why Downsizing is Appealing for Seniors and Their Families

There are many reasons for downsizing–moving to a smaller residence, consolidating households, or just wanting to free yourself of all that “stuff.” Whatever your reasons, the process of downsizing can be liberating. Unfortunately, it can also be overwhelming, particularly for

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Decluttering for Seniors

keep calm and declutter

For many senior citizens, retirement means a chance to finally slow down and enjoy time that has been poetically coined “the golden years.”  One practice that goes a long way towards helping with this enjoyment is downsizing. For many people,

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Tiny Houses for Senior Citizens? The Pros and Cons

You may have noticed these little miniature homes popping up recently. Maybe you saw them on television, or maybe even in your own town. These tiny homes are typically between 100 to 500 square feet and are often on wheels

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Tips for Retirees When Weighing a Mortgage

When it comes to deciding whether you want to continue paying off your mortgage in full or move to a house that better suits your needs is difficult at any age. However, this decision holds more weight of those over

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To Downsize Or Not To Downsize?

Downsize House

To downsize or not to downsize? That is the million-dollar question. As we live and change through the stages of our lives, where one calls home seems to change as well. One of the more frequently asked questions of men

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Downsizing Made Easy

Senior Couple

Downsizing Made Easy…When You Want to Rightsize your Environment Many Highlands Ranch residents have lived in the community for over 20 years.  They moved here when their families were young, sent their children to the excellent schools here in Douglas

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