Articles on "Seniors Real Estate Specialists"

July 14, 2011 6:04 pm

Selling Your House During an Economic Downturn

This article was contributed by Diane Krause. For the last few years, many homeowners have been keeping an eye on the real estate market and waiting for signs of improvement before considering a move. Newspaper headlines and TV reports scream doom and gloom but that data is generally compiled from broad regional and national markets and doesn’t always consider your local real estate market. There are many areas in which homes that are priced right and show well are selling […]

A Professional in Real Estate Finds Assistance When Making the Move
April 26, 2011 2:21 pm

A Professional in Real Estate Finds Assistance When Making the Move

The process of downsizing and selling the family home is often overwhelming, even for those with a background in the moving industry. A real estate broker for 25 years, Carol Fine, and her husband, Richard, wanted to make a quick move from their five-bedroom house three years ago, and with the help of Downsize, Etc., they were able to do just that.   Married for 53 years, the Fines have two children. While Richard enjoys playing golf and swimming, Carol […]

Living Senior: A Couple Downsizing Turns to a Real Estate Specialist
April 2, 2010 2:31 pm

Living Senior: A Couple Downsizing Turns to a Real Estate Specialist

In 1945 Frank and Sally Capozzoli met at a party to celebrate the end of World War II. Frank was in the Navy and Sally was working in Hatboro in an airplane factory. They were married in 1946 and their first baby arrived in 1947. When their third daughter was on the way, the couple built a brand new house in Broomall. The Capozzis had a busy and fun-loving life. Frank worked for 26 years as a postal carrier and […]

February 23, 2009 5:04 pm

Maintaining a Great Friendship: Moving to a Retirement Community

Maintaining relationships and social contact has always been extremely important to Lee Hughlett, so it is no surprise that she found a friend in the process of selling her home. Over the years, the mother of three worked a variety of jobs from retail to human resources. One she truly enjoyed, however, was later in life at a dating service when she returned to the working world after dealing with a health concern. “I wanted to go back to work […]

Musical and Life Partners
December 22, 2008 5:52 pm

Musical and Life Partners

It was their mutual passion for Old Time music – the traditional music of Southern Appalachia – that brought William and Frances “Fritzi” Wisdom together at a square dance one evening. Bill, who plays Southern Appalachian banjo and Fritzi, the mountain fiddle, met with their instruments and have been musical and life partners ever since. They have played internationally and toured festivals in North Carolina and West Virginia. For many years, they held lively Friday night jam sessions every week […]

Creating a Warm and Inviting Home
September 15, 2008 12:00 am

Creating a Warm and Inviting Home

Frances Jansen is no stranger to making transitions. During World War II, she moved from rural Kansas to Washington D.C. to work for the government in 1943. Years later, after her husband was transferred to Iran for his career, Frances joined him when their youngest son graduated high school. But what turned out to be the most challenging process for Frances was downsizing from her family home in Bethesda. Though she had stayed home for six years following her husband’s […]

The Right Moves
July 2, 2008 12:00 am

The Right Moves

No matter one’s age, moving and downsizing are two of life’s most arduous processes. Just ask Carmen Cullen and Marion Goldstein: these two caring and active women, as well as their loved ones, knew that a transition was necessary. However, what they also realized was enlisting the help of Charna Kinneberg with Senior Transitions, Inc. would not only make their move stress-free but it would ensure a comforting future in their new homes. Carmen grew up in Baltimore and has […]

Two Volunteers Find the Help They Need
March 20, 2008 12:00 am

Two Volunteers Find the Help They Need

“I guess it’s in the DNA,” Diane Boynton said with a laugh. “We just keep on teaching.” As a former first grade teacher, Diane, and her husband John currently volunteer for a local’s school’s mentoring program. While John spent 20 years setting up pension plans for corporations and moved on to teaching Latin and Spanish, the couple had three sons. In June, they will celebrate 54 years of marriage. When the couple realized they were entering what they referred to […]

Elder Law: A Shoulder to Lean On
December 31, 2007 12:00 am

Elder Law: A Shoulder to Lean On

Linda Loope’s hard working mother, Hilda, never wanted anyone to worry about her. Born in Montgomery County, Hilda grew up during the Depression, during which her family often changed locations. Throughout her husband’s 42 years with the Norfolk and Western Railroad, their family experienced setbacks with company layoffs and strikes, leading Hilda to work part time in retail customer service to help with finances. When her husband passed away in 1973, she worked even harder to support her two children. […]

The Sandwich Generation in a Retirement Community
May 1, 2006 12:00 am

The Sandwich Generation in a Retirement Community

Unlike many of her peers, Linda Blossom knew just where to turn when her mother, Gladys Tulloch, needed help with the transition from her family home to a retirement community. Thanks to a support group that her employer, Freddie Mac, provided, Linda recognized herself as a part of the Sandwich Generation-a term used to describe the increasingly large number of family members who are helping their parents while simultaneously caring for their children. Linda was remarkably well informed at the […]