When downsizing your home here are 5 things to keep no matter what.
It seems some people who are financially prepared end up unhappy post-retirement. Just because you are financially prepared for retirement does not necessarily mean you are prepared in other areas, such as: Health and wellness is a huge factor along with your outlook toward retirement and aging. Then the big one, how are you handling your time by replacing your former career. Fixing interpersonal relationships, especially with a spouse is not uncommon. more
Five cities that have everything you want in retirement. The article is created and penned by a firm that compiles consumer research related personal finance. Interesting list and descriptions for: Chesterfield MO, Leawood, KA, Naples FL, Prairie Village KA, Scottsdale. more
20 tips on how to downsize or how to minimize the stress of moving. This article has some time tested ideas on how to create a smooth transition from a packed house to open space.
Most people handle the downsizing on their own, but collecting 40 years of stuff often means you reach out for help. more
Most co-housing communities start at the emotional-social level vs the architectural level. Everything matters from treading lightly on the land, positioning building for maximum community interaction. Often the houses face each other with sidewalks and open space with parking on the peripheral. Maintaining the privacy of home vs the sense of community and togetherness are keys to success. It is the balance between social time and alone time and respecting it that creates harmony and success.
Co-housing units are usually harder to exit and also might charge a ‘flip tax’ if there is a sale within a designated period time. Renting and subleasing are also discouraged or prevented in many co-housing communities.