Attention Seniors ! Here are some things to consider before you decide to move.

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Attention Seniors, here are some things to consider before you decide to move :

1. Why are you thinking of moving ? Do you want a smaller home or a large home but with someone taking care of outside maintenance like snow removal and lawn mowing ?

2.Do you want to move to an active adult community or to a community where there are people of all ages ?

3.Do you want to be close to your children and grandkids ? Is there any possibility that your children may be transferred to another state for their job after you move to be close to them ?

4. Do you want to relocate to warmer climate ? Will you miss your children and grand children if you move too far away ? Will your children be able to visit you quickly for emergencies ? Do you have family or friends at the new location if you are moving out of state ?

5. After this move are you planning on moving again in a few years or is this going to be your retirement home for a long time?

6.Have you thought of just making changes to your current home and aging in place ?

7.Do you know how much you will net when you sell your home ?

8.Do you know what your housing costs will be when you buy another home ? Taxes and association fees may be higher.

          It is a good idea to sit down with your children and family and discuss your needs. The three important things to consider are Location, Size of new home and  price based on your finances .

If you have decided on the location but are not yet ready to make a move, you might consider buying now and renting it out for a few years. There is demand for senior rentals.

Why don't builders build rentals in active adult communities (for seniors.)?

If you would like a free market evaluation of your home call Gita Bantwal at Re/Max Centre Realtors 2153438022x124 or 2152758491 cell

I can also give you information about all active adult communities in Bucks,Montgomery counties and Philadelphia. If you are thinking of reloacting out of the area I wil be glad to refer you to a Seniors Real Estate specialist .

I am a Seniors real estate specialist and hold the SRES designation.

 

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Gita Bantwal is a Realtor with RE/MAX Centre Realtors in Bucks County, a Northern suburb of Philadelphia. You can view 1000s of listings on her web site www.GitaBantwal.com

 

She can be reached at 215-343-8200x124 or direct 215-275-8491 or via email gita01@aol.com

If you would like a FREE MARKET EVALUATION OF YOUR HOME IN PHILADELPHIA, BUCKS or MONTGOMERY COUNTY call me at 2152758491

 Gita specializes in Active adult communities and is a Seniors Real Estate Specialist. She holds the ABR designation (Accredited Buyers Representative) and specializes in selling to first time buyers as well as move up buyers.Gita also hold the CRS designation , Certified Residential Specialist and the CDPE designation as well. Information about real estate market is deemed to be correct but is subject to errors and omissions and should be verified independently.. Opinion expressed by me or others  in my post and comments is not to be construed to be  legal advice.I am licensed in Pa. Check real estate laws in your state as they may be different than in Pa.

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Tamara Elliott-Deering
Central Metro Realty - Austin, TX

Nice post, I'm sure as an SRES you have a comprehensive list of things that you show seniors like wider doorways, and no stairs or at least a downstairs master to accomodate any changes they may encounter as they age.

Jul 31, 2012 11:09 PM #18
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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Tamara, Yes I have all the resources for seniors.

Jul 31, 2012 11:28 PM #19
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Gita,

I had to come back for second look. Great information for seniors.

Have a great day in Bucks County.

Best, Clint McKie

Aug 01, 2012 12:14 AM #20
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Kim Boekholder Utah Real Estate
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Very well written and what a great idea to focus on a certain demographic and the questions they need to ask and think about before moving.  They do a different set of items to consider when relocating/moving 

Aug 01, 2012 01:28 AM #21
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Clint, Thank you. Have a good day.

Kim, Seniors have to take a lot of things into consideration.

Aug 01, 2012 05:53 AM #22
Rainmaker
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
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Gita, Great questions for seniors to think about. It's not just moving, it's making a more leisure lifestyle change...

Aug 01, 2012 07:26 AM #23
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Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Gita- This is a wonderful list for seniors thinking of making a move. You are the seniors expert in Bucks County!

Aug 01, 2012 07:39 AM #24
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Karen Kruschka
RE/MAX Executives - Woodbridge, VA
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Gita  You certainly covered all the important points.  You are a real asset in your market area

Aug 01, 2012 07:56 AM #25
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Larry and Sheila, Seniors move to be able to get some leisure time.

Amanda, Thank you.

Karen, Thank you. I hope they will read it and not rush into buying,

Aug 01, 2012 10:15 AM #26
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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Good morning, Gita.....good list of points to ponder before making the decision to move.... speaking with family is critical....suggested...

Aug 01, 2012 09:22 PM #27
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Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
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Gita,

 

Very good points.  Many seniors do not consider WHY they want to move.  Some have not even thought out the finances.  They thing downsizing is cheaper which, many times, is not the case.

Aug 01, 2012 09:39 PM #28
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David Burrows
Classic Realty - Fairfax, VA
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Gita, these are great questions that Senior should consider. Thanks for posting today.

Aug 01, 2012 09:52 PM #29
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Barbara, Thank you for suggesting.

Grant, The taxes may be higher at the new location.

David, Thank you.

Aug 01, 2012 10:29 PM #30
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
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that is a good list for seniors to consider Gita....I hope you have a successful rest of the week!

Aug 02, 2012 12:21 AM #31
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Kristin, Thank you. have a good weekend.

Aug 02, 2012 09:17 PM #32
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Excellent advice for seniors!  Having all this figured out before meeting with an agent will make the new home search go much easier!

Aug 02, 2012 09:33 PM #33
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Sharon, I agree. They will save themselves a lot of time.

Aug 02, 2012 09:39 PM #34
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Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond

Gita, having the right steps as you have laid out make all the difference, families and seniors thinking of selling in Bucks County should contact you.

Aug 03, 2012 09:20 PM #35
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Charles Stallions Real Estate Services
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Hi Gita and thanks for sharing this post, working with many seniors each year I will certainly be sharing this one for sure.

Aug 10, 2012 02:15 PM #36
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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Ginny, Thank you.

Joyce, Good luck .

Aug 10, 2012 09:30 PM #37
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