Published DateLACONIA — An informative session entitled "Downsizing: It's Not That Impossible and How to Sell Your Home" will be held Friday, March 8 from 11 a.m. to noon in the Woodside Building at Taylor Community.
The seminar provides helpful tips and advice from senior move manager Mariluz Flanders for anyone planning to downsize. The event is free and open to the public.
Many seniors have lived in their home for years, even decades, during which time they've accumulated a lot of personal possessions. Paul Charlton – who works with seniors planning their move to Taylor Community – notes it can be overwhelming for many. "I talk with people who are really excited to move. Then they go home and become paralyzed when they look at all the stuff in their closets, attics, sheds and basements. That's where senior move managers can help; they do this for a living and their help is invaluable."
The other major challenge many face when they choose to downsize is selling their home. While the
housing market remains well off the peak of the market in 2006-07, experts point to encouraging signs.
Experienced Lakes Region real estate professional Jerry Love reports realtors are seeing a significant
positive turnaround in activity. "We're extremely busy right now and we're not even into the time of the
year when real estate transactions typically increase," he said. "Sales of existing homes in our area are well up, interest rates are at historic lows, and there are active buyers out there." Love noted that this is a good time for people to be listing their homes. "Interest rates at some point will start going up, so there's merit to listing sooner rather than later. We're also getting close to spring when more homes are bought and sold."
To reserve a place at the seminar, call Taylor Community at 524-5600.