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In My Early Days . . .

In my early days of being an Accredited Senior Agent I was challenged with a newly Widowed senior.  Our relationship was slow as she had indicated she couldn’t remain in her 4 bedroom house alone but the recent passing of

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The Right REALTOR® for An Estate

We have been asked to write about real life real estate experiences in respect to being a Master-ASA member. This one was typical in many ways. It was a 1950s home, original owners who only repaired when necessary but the

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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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ARE YOU PROTECTED?

In this writer’s work, teaching professionals the nuances of working with seniors, one of the questions asked in class is ‘Have you been an executor?’. As you might expect, many have been, yet very few were aware of the personal

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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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