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'Tis the Season for Giving!

 Posted by Beatriz Sierra on December 13, 2016 at 4:45 PM
With our families stretched out across the United States, it’s all too common to find yourself watching a struggling loved one from a distance. Whether it be foreclosures, downsizing, liquidation, or even the death of someone dear, you may not always know how to help someone through stressful times when you’re so far away. This is why we are here; to help people with the burden of emptying out homes in sometimes less than a week or organ...

Looking to Downsize Your Stuff? These 6 Tips Will Help You Sort It Out

 Posted by Beatriz Sierra on November 10, 2016 at 4:03 PM
Sometimes you’re changing jobs, sometimes you’re moving to a smaller place, sometimes you find yourself either adding on a child or having one move out. Whatever the reason, you may realize that you’ve ended up with too much stuff. And the idea of going through it all to decide what should stay and what should go can be daunting. But to make an easier job of it, just take it one step at a time with the tips below:   ·         Clothes -...

No Fail Estate Sale

 Posted by Beatriz Sierra on August 17, 2016 at 11:00 AM
One of the challenges consumers face when moving to a smaller space is trying to figure what to do with their downsized possessions.  Today, there are more options than ever, including charitable donation, live auction, online auction, tag sales, traditional garage sale and Estate Sale. For people who have a fair amount of valuable inventory but not a lot of time, an Estate Sale can be a very positive experience.  Estate Sales are managed by pr...

Online Auction: What's Hot, What's Not?

 Posted by Beatriz Sierra on July 20, 2016 at 11:00 AM
As the nations’ largest combined network of estate sales and online auctions, Caring Transitions sells just about every type of product you could imagine. Our CT Online Auction site specializes in consumer online auctions that have easy-to-access local pick-up locations for winning bidders. Local winners also often have the opportunity to find great deals on unadvertised items at the local pick-up sites. In addition, we can ship items natio...

Managing Your Move: Packing Advice from the Experts

 Posted by Beatriz Sierra on June 20, 2016 at 3:00 PM
As we move toward peak moving season, the nation’s move management experts at Caring Transitions, provide these tips and advice to help reduce moving day stress.    Don’t move without a plan At Caring Transitions, we see a lot of clients who know they will be moving soon, but don’t take time to plan properly for all that needs to happen. Tasks seem to be put off for “later” and this often creates a chaotic and stressful environment on...

Real Estate Resources for Mom & Dad

 Posted by Beatriz Sierra on May 24, 2016 at 2:25 PM
When it comes to choosing housing or buying and selling real estate, the needs of older adults and their families can be quite complex. Selling situations may be complicated by issues such as family dynamics, deteriorating health, personal loss and financial constraints. To provide consumers with dedicated support options, two of the nation’s most professional resources work in partnership.Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES)The National Associat...

When Retirees Think Of Downsizing Their Home – Boston, Newton, MA

 Posted by Beatriz Sierra on May 10, 2016 at 12:13 PM
When 83-year-old Ann Kelley fell and broke her ankle last year, she decided to put her condo up for sale. She had lived in the condo for nearly 15 years. Although she liked living there and had friendly neighbors, Kelley's fall was the catalyst to making the move."That was the final decision," said Kelley, who had already been mulling over moving to a senior citizens community. "I just felt it was time."Kelley put her place up for sale with a Rea...

Helping Seniors Downsize a Home – Boston, Newton, MA

 Posted by Beatriz Sierra on May 6, 2016 at 10:48 AM
Moving can be stressful for anyone, but especially for seniors who have to downsize a lifetime of living into a smaller space. The problem for most of us is we accumulate a lot of stuff as the years go by and so downsizing a home  can be complicated and emotional.When of our one clients’ husband passed she decided to move from their 2,500 square foot home into an apartment.The home was too big to care for on her own and she was lonely b...

How to Downsize a Home for a Move – Boston, Newton, MA

 Posted by Beatriz Sierra on April 28, 2016 at 12:09 PM
Do you need helpful tips for downsizing? Many adults are interested in moving to a condo downtown when they  retire, but they need to get rid of a lot of personal possessions before they can move. Often they’ve lived in the same house for decades and have accumulated tons of stuff.The process of weeding through a house full of stuff and parting with old possessions can be difficult and overwhelming for many people.A good place to start the d...

Where are Seniors Moving?

 Posted by Beatriz Sierra on April 21, 2016 at 6:00 PM
The latest U.S. census data shows that only 5% of those over age 65 occupy nursing homes, congregate care, assisted living, and board-and-care homes. So where does everyone else live? From a “county” perspective, Florida remains on top, where over 53% of Sumter County is comprised of 65+ adults.   This is followed by heavy populations of older adults in Charlotte, FL (38%) and LaPaz, AZ (36%). Colorado tops the list with the fastest “a...
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