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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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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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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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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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