Heads Up Snowbirds

Overstaying your visit to soak up some extra sun in Florida or Arizona this winter could have some unpleasant implications. Both the U.S. and Canada can now closely monitor travelers and precisely calculate the number of days Canadians spend in the United States.

Emerging Trends In Real Estate

When you’re weighing real estate values and considering the health of a potential retirement venue, it’s normal to look at the traditional consumer-oriented publications and measures. But a bird’s-eye view of the market and a peek at what professionals and investment experts consider can actually yield some interesting insight as well.

Age-friendly Cities

Between 2000 and 2050, the proportion of the world’s population over 60 years will double from about 11 percent to 22 percent, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). How well those seniors will live depends greatly on the environment both inside their houses and outside. By incorporating universal design principles, people can prepare their houses for aging in place. But if the larger community doesn’t provide an environment and services that are conducive to ageing in place, seniors’ quality of life can be diminished.

Staging For Spring

The calendar says March. The real estate industry says the spring buying season is getting under way. If your senior relatives have decided it’s their season to downsize and move, start preparing the house. Now. Your real estate practitioner will advise you to declutter and organize and he or she also will probably suggest staging the property before it goes on the market. Stagers look at a space to refresh it and lay out furniture and accessories to deliver an aesthetic that will appeal to the broadest buying audience and showcase a home’s best assets and minimize its flaws.

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