seniors real estate specialist: I am a senior and want to buy a house . Can I qualify for a mortgage ? - 03/12/13 01:26 PM
A Senior recently asked me the question : I am a senior. Can I qualify for a mortgage.?
Yes Seniors can qualify for a mortgage to buy a home.
Lenders do not discriminate based on age.
You will quailfy strictly based on your income , debts and credit .
If you have retired from your job and are receiving social security and pensions they will consider income from these sources.
If you are thinking of buying a home, sit down with a lender and get prequalified before starting your search for homes.
If you want to buy a home call Gita
seniors real estate specialist: Why some seniors prefer to age in place rather than move. - 12/01/12 04:53 AM
Active adult communities are popular and many seniors are looking to move to active adult communities where the homes are designed for seniors with main floor bedrooms and wide doorways and and standing showers etc. they also love the activities that some of these communities offer.
However there are many seniors who prefer to continue to live in their homes and make modifications to their existing homes.
One of the reasons they may not want to move is the thought of moving causes stress. They have to get rid of things they do not need, they have to put their home
seniors real estate specialist: Why are so many Seniors undecided about downsizing ? - 05/09/12 05:39 AM
I had over 30 open houses in active adult community in last 12 months. They were all well attended. It was always a pleasure to have an open house as I got to meet some wonderful people and chat with them about their needs and their concerns about moving.
Many of them gave me their telephone numbers and email addresses for information about senior communities. You would think I had a lot of sales from these people but I am sorry to say that it is not so. However I have atleast 10 people who are still considering a move. Some
seniors real estate specialist: Great advice from Barbara Todaro on Marketing to Seniors. - 04/30/12 02:07 PM
Barbara Todaro is an expert at marketing to seniors. I am fortunate that she agreed to help me with the challenge.
Barbara wrote a marketing plan and followed up with me a few times to see what I was doing to market to Seniors.
The first step was to create a database of names and addresses. This can be purchased or it can be created with the help of a list of residents book from the town ( if available ). Barbara said that this book gives names and age of residents but it was not available for my area .
seniors real estate specialist: Are you looking to buy a home in Active Adult community in Bucks County? - 11/27/11 12:49 PM
There are many wonderful active adult communities in Bucks County.
There are homes in all price ranges and sizes
I will be glad to email you listings and information about the different communities in the area
I am a Seniors Real estate specialist and hold the SRES designation. People who hold this designation receive training to work with seniors.
Call Gita Bantwal at ReMax Centre 2153438200x124 or 2152758491 cell
seniors real estate specialist: Active Adult Community in Bucks County, Pa. Legacy Oaks in Warrington. - 07/21/11 07:39 AM
Active Adult community in Bucks County, Pa. Legacy Oaks in Warrington.
Legacy Oaks is a 55plus community in Warrington. It is located off Folly road. People love the clubhouse for all the activities it has to offer. There is fitness room, card room, billiards , and outdoor pool , tennis courts,bocce courts.
There are 5 homes on the market right now. The average list price is $366,720. The highest price is $394,000 for a 3 bedroom home and lowest price is $329,900 for a two bedroom, 2 bath home.
There were 3 sales in last six minths. The average sale price
seniors real estate specialist: Resources for seniors who want to write their memoirs. - 07/27/10 08:25 AM
Here are some interesting sites that you should look into
www.creativewriting.com where you will get prompts that can help you write ,.
To connect with Grand children try Grandconnect letter writing kit www.onlineorganizing.com.each kit has two notebooks- one for yourself and the other to send to your grandchild.
To share memories online you can sign up at www.therememberingsite.org
You can create a complete autobiography at www.writemymemories.com
If you work with Seniors, you might want to share this information with them
I am a Seniors Real Estate specialist and specilaze in selling homes to Seniors. I will be glad to email you
seniors real estate specialist: You can help Seniors get their Wishes granted through the Twilight Wish Foundation. - 12/29/09 09:17 AM
I came across information about Twilight Wish Foundation recently.
You can go to www.twilightwish.org
If you know of any Seniors that might have a desire you can make an application and if you can help someone by granting their wish you can do so.
I looked up some of the requests and here are some of them : a desire to attend a Steelers game, attend a baseball game, ride a helicopter, have a laptop computer, a gift card to Ross , a TV, visit a friend they have not seen in years, etc.
I wish I had seen this earlier because
seniors real estate specialist: Centennial Station Condos , in Warminster is a great 55plus community - 12/08/09 04:26 PM
Centennial station is a 55plus community in Warminster.
The community has an Activity center with indoor heated pool. exercise room, craft room with kiln, card room, billiard room and a banquet room. Commercial wing of activity center has Hair salon, a dentist and a bank.
It is located close to Warminster train station from where you can take R2 to Philadelphia.
There are 10 homes that are on the market according to the multiple listing.
The least expensive is a studio apartment for $79,400
There is a one bedroom unit for $95,000. There are other one bedroom units priced higher.
seniors real estate specialist: Free Reports for Seniors in Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia area. - 05/01/09 06:20 AM
I am a Seniors Real Estate specialist and hold the SRES designation.
If you are thinking of selling your home and do not know where to begin please call me for my free reports for Seniors.
Some of the reports are.:
1 .It's Not what you sell it for, but what you get to keep that counts
2 .The 8 questions most frequently asked. by Senior residential property buyers
3. Cost efficient ways that Seniors can maintain both their Home and their Equity.
4. The 12 Most frequently Asked questions about Assisted Senior Housing.
Please call me for Free Market Evaluation
seniors real estate specialist: 55plus community in Buckingham , Bucks County. Home for sale - 04/26/09 10:16 AM
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There are several homes for sale in the community with various floor plans. If you are looking to buy or sell a home in a 55plus community call a Seniors Real estate Specialist. Ask me for my Free Reports available to Seniors. Gita Bantwal 2153438200x124
seniors real estate specialist: Pa Department of Aging website - 04/18/09 01:52 PM
Pennsylvania offers many resources for people who have questions about Medicare and other programs.
Go to www.state.pa.us Pa Keyword : aging
for infromation about home and community based services
Pace and Pacenet prescription drug coverage and insurance information.
Medicare web site is www.medicare.gov
and the toll free helpline is 1800 MEDICARE
Please pass this information on to seniors who might qualify.
If you are a Senior looking to buy or sell a home call Gita Bantwal at ReMax Centre 2153438200x124
seniors real estate specialist: Centennial Station in Warminster township, Bucks County a great 55plus community - 03/24/09 10:03 AM
Centennial Station in Warminster township has some great buys.
There are 11 homes listed and they vary in price from$120,000 to $257,900.
There are several floor plans. There is a 3 bedroom unit for $249,900.
The community has a nice activity center with indoor heated pool, an exercise room,craft room,card room, billiard room, and a banquet room.
The commercial wing has a bank with lockers , a dentist and a hair salon.
This is located close to Warminster train station where you can take train to Philadelphia. Look up www.septa.org
If you would like tto look at homes in Centennial Station
seniors real estate specialist: State Programs for Seniors in Pennsylvania - 03/06/09 06:45 AM
I am a Seniors Real Estate Specialist and specialize in helping Seniors sell their home and downsize.
Call me any time if you have a question about Real Estate. at my 215-343-1122 home office
I have free reports for seniors. Please check http://activerain.com/blogsview/468580/seniors-real-estate-specialist
Here are some state programs :
1. PACE and PACENET prescription drug benefits call 18002257223 or visit www.aging.state.pa.us for information and income limits.
2.Property tax /Rent Rebate program Call 800-362-2050 or visit www.revenue.state.pa.us
3. Pa 's Senior law Helpline Call 8777277529 visit www.seniorlawcenter.org
You can call Pa department of aging at 7175414214 for information about
seniors real estate specialist: Seniors Real estate Specialists " Join this group on Active Rain. - 12/08/08 07:01 AM
If you have SRES desognation , please join http://avtiverain.com/groups/sres
This group was formed by John Novak http://activerain.com/novak
There are 157 subscribers and 314 posts.
I hope the membership will grow because Seniors market is a hot market. We can share tips and information that will benefit each other.
If you do not have the designatiom, you might want to consider getting the designation. Look up they web site www.sarec.com
This is a great niche.
If you would like information about 55plus communities in the area viist my web site www.gitabantwal.com
Call Gita Bantwal at reMax Centre 215-343-8200x124
seniors real estate specialist: Senior Expo in Jamison, Bucks County on October 1. 2008 - 09/15/08 10:26 AM
State Representative Bernie O'Neill will be hosting a Senior Expo on October at Middle Bucks Institute of Technolgy, 2740 York rd, Jamison Pa 18929.
Time 2.30 to 6.30.
Please call 215-441-2624 to register.
The event will provide information about programs available to senior citizens.
If you are a senior over 55 years of age you might want to register.
If you are looking to buy a home in a 55 plus community, call Gita Bantwal at ReMax Centre Realtors 215-343-8200x124 I am a Seniors Real Estate Specialist.
visit my web site www.gitabantwal.com and look up 1000s of listings.
seniors real estate specialist: AARP Magazine National Spelling Bee for Seniors - 05/09/08 05:33 PM
AARP Magazine sponsors a National Spelling bee for Seniors. This year it will be held on June 13 and June 14 in Cheyenne , Wyoming. Anyone age 50 or older except previous first place winners can compete.
Look up www.aarp.org/spellingbee.
You can look up the words from previous years on the site in order to prepare.
To register call 877-733-3618
If you are looking to buy a house in 55plus community call Gita Bantwal , Seniors Real Estate Specialist at 2153438200x 124 or direct 2153438206.
Look up alll available listings at www.gitabantwal.com
seniors real estate specialist: Caring for someone on Medicare ? Here are some resources - 04/26/08 05:48 AM
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ( CMS ) offers information and tools for people on Medicare and also information that can help people in particular situations . The agency provides information and help with questions regarding services and care.
Federal resources : Toll Free Helpline 1800-MEDICARE ) 1-800-633-4227
The representatives answer questions about Medicare plans and billing and claims.
Medicare website www.medicare.gov
There is a wealth of information on this site. It offers a Medicare Personal Plan Finder which helps to compare health plan choices and out of pocket expenses among health insurance options . It provides information on selecting a nursing home , financial assistance programs,
seniors real estate specialist: Forest Ridge, 55plus Community in Warrington Township, Bucks County,Pa - 02/24/08 09:35 AM
Warrington township was founded in 1734. It is named after a town in Lancashire, England.
The official web site is WarringtonTownship.org.
The township building is located at 852 Easton Rd, Warrington.Telephone number is 215-343-9350
Forest Ridge is a 55 plus community located in Warrington off Bristol Road, west off Route 611. These were built by Ryan homes starting in 2003.
They are reasonably priced homes. Based on information in multiple listing there are 2 homes for sale in Forest Ridge. Look up all available homes in Warrington Township by going to www.gitabantwal.com. and search for listings.
There were 4 recent sales in last 6 months.
seniors real estate specialist: If you market to above 55 market, please read this post. - 12/03/07 02:52 PM
I read an article in which cnnmoney named the top 10 places to retire. It had the name of the city and the area of the city and the reasons why it was popular with retirees. if you work with Seniors you might want to look it up. I have not written the list here because of copyright laws.
Some of the areas were Short North, Columbus ,Ohio, SoFa , San Jose, California and many others.
I have decided to look up agents in the areas for referrals . closer to home, they have hudson Heights New York.
If you are working with