Planning your mortgage with an eye on retirement

I have been working with several buyers lately planning their purchases with retirement in mind. I have been impressed at how purposeful they are… even more so because they aren't all thinking about retiring soon. Their plans are as different as their situations. Here are some examples… 15 year mortgage – planning ahead to have.

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Signs it is time to downsize…

Thinking about downsizing? Here are some signs it is time… Your main reason for staying is figuring out what to do with your stuff if you move You are not doing things you want to do because of costs and obligations associated with staying in your home The only time you are in your yard.

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Moving to Downtown Minneapolis

I had a closing on a condo in Downtown Minneapolis this week for a woman who was downsizing and relocating from Iowa. Then the next day I met with a woman currently living in New Mexico who is thinking about buying a condo in downtown Minneapolis as a second home. The ultimate purchase is a.

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Right-sizing your home…. for the way you live

There is a lot of talk about downsizing these days, especially for the Baby Boomer generation as their children have grown and moved out and they make lifestyle changes for retirement. However, right-sizing is perhaps an even better way of looking at… and one that applies to all stages of life. Right-sizing is about more.

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Design Trends 2016

Home design, inside and out, is continually in a state of flux. It reflects the economy, the environment, demographics… as well as what is going on in the world. Here are some trends to look for in 2016. COLORS Every year Pantone debuts the superstar color of the year. This year instead of one color.

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Is it time to downsize?

I have been working with a number of families dealing with homes of their parents lately, both estates and parents moving into senior housing of some kind… which often makes the children (often ‘seniors’ themselves) also think about downsizing. I can’t tell you how many people have told me they plan to downsize BEFORE they.

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