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Downsizers Are Not Created Equal

Several years ago, Jane and I were working with two women that shared a home and who were getting ready to move into a two bedroom senior’s apartment from a two bedroom bungalow with a full basement. Their home was

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My 90-yr Olds’

Another story in our series on the experiences of the Master-ASA’s . . . My 90 year olds! Having been introduced to a couple in their early 90’s they were faced with the need to relocate to a retirement community

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Mom’s Story . . .

Another in our series by the Master-ASA Members . . . My Mom was 85 years old, my Dad had already passed away years earlier Mom had hip replacement surgery so things got a little more complex She had been

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The End Always Comes

Another in our series on the experiences of the Master-ASA . . . The End Always Comes                       I guess that I am one of the more active Realtors in

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Canada’s luxury home market driven by baby boom generation

The baby boom generation continues to wield strong influence in Canada’s luxury housing market, both by contributing to down payments for their children and by trading up to more expensive homes, according to a report from Sotheby’s. There are 9.6

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Master-ASA Marion Goard shares her most recent experiences . . .

This is the first in an ongoing series of stories written by the Master-ASA’s, sharing stories of their experiences to illustrate the sort of valuable contributions to YOUR late-in-life transition. There’s been a similarity with a few of my most

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Will your brothers and sisters help care for your parents?

 Sometimes, sibling rivalry never really goes away, it just goes underground. And when it resurfaces in adulthood over the care of aging parents, the stakes are much higher than who has the best report card or plays with the favourite

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Boomers & Seniors : More Are Not Only Living Green, But Eating Green

From MediaPost . . . Many Boomers and seniors grew up being told, “No dessert until you’ve finished your vegetables.” That parental pronouncement led to spinach hidden in napkins, broccoli smuggled to the dog, and, for some, a lifelong aversion

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Baby boomers are getting increasingly antsy about the availability and quality of health care as they age.

That is the message that emerges from a new poll, commissioned by the Canadian Medical Association. The survey of Canadians aged 45-plus shows that 78 per cent of them are worried that they will not be able to access necessary

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Stuck in the Middle: Sandwich Generation Short $560,000 for Retirement

As a member of what is known as the ‘Double-Decker Sandwich Generation’, with both a parent and a child relying on this writer for support, we certainly can feel this ‘pinch’. Are you feeling the pinch? How does it show

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