Are you of the age (40+) where you might move one more time? Here are my resources to assist you.
Reasons to move again:
- Be closer to family (primarily to be near the grandkids).
- Change from two-story to one-story home.
- Better neighborhood for you.
Being closer to family, and especially to be near the grandkids, is high up the list of reasons for seniors to move. Not only will it be easier for you to get some help from them as you grow older, but they will appreciate the free babysitting and help around the house!
If that means you will be leaving San Diego County, then Donna is the best at finding a quality agent in your new neighborhood. We are part of two different agent networks, and she will screen agents from those and make a recommendation. Cut & paste her email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you thinking about buying a single-level home around here?
I input the best one-story homes from the MLS into my public collection here – it might ask you to sign-in but I promise I won’t call you every day until you buy or die:Link to Jim’s Favorite One-Story Homes For Sale
If you want to buy and wouldn’t mind getting a reverse mortgage with no monthly payments, then Dean Jones is your guy. There are other private lenders that can do larger amounts but they cost more and the lenders want a piece of the equity – Dean only does government-backed FHA reverse mortgages:
You may already be in a terrific neighborhood, but it may not be the best for you at this age. There are several active communities for those who are 55 and older – both for sale and for rent. Some examples:
I can help you with the ones that are for sale.
If time got away from you, and now a senior facility is needed, then one of the most popular websites to search for alternatives around the country is A Place For Mom.
We just had a fantastic experience with seniormovemasters.com in San Marcos. They moved the belongings and set them up in the new home for $1,000!
If you need senior-moving help in other areas of the country, then check the website of the National Association of Senior Move Managers:Link to NASMM website
If you need to donate stuff to a good cause, rather than move it to your next home, then Rancho Coastal Humane Society is a good option because they take most everything.
Hauling the remainder, including mattresses, can be done by Junk King in Carlsbad.
One more thing – if you are thinking about giving your house to your kids, read this:
This is my first draft, and I’ll add more as time goes on. I’d love to hear your suggestions!