Sale of Home by Surviving Spouse

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Kalamazoo Real Estate and Senior Living – If you have been widowed in the last two years, first let us extend our sincere sympathy!   May vivid memories of your loved one fill the loneliness and pain of loss and may you find new avenues of service to help you realize your purpose! We wanted […]

We have buyers!! Condos Needed!

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We are working with 3 preapproved buyers that are looking for a condo in either Leisure Times or Leisure Pointe and there are not any options that will work for them right now. Do you know anyone who may be interested in selling their condo?  Please contact the Veenstra Team at 269-350-5514 ASAP.  One of […]

Accessible housing in the Greater Kalamazoo area

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Kalamazoo MI Real Estate – 2015 –  Finding accessible housing in Kalamazoo MI is a challenging proposition.  Accessible housing is obviously needed for anyone who is confined to a wheel chair, but there are may accessible housing features that also allow folks to age in place comfortably. We will admit that it is a bit […]

Kalamazoo Retirement Planning and Housing

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The other day I ran across some eyebrow-raising financial trivia. There’s a takeaway that should be encouraging for everyone who already own property in Greater Kalamazoo area. According to the Employee Benefit Research Institute, 56% of workers report that they haven’t even attempted to calculate how much money they will need for a comfortable retirement. […]

Lots of Kalamazoo Seniors Want to Stay in their House…….

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Kalamazoo Senior Housing – As specialists with Senior citizens in real estate, the Veenstra Team often talks with Seniors who are considering options for future living. Our ability to provide free home valuations and marketing consultations helps many Kalamazoo area senior citizens gather the information they need to know to make future housing decisions. Many […]

Get good guidance for that tough question: Should I sell my Kalamazoo home at a loss or rent it out?

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Kalamazoo homes and real estate. January 2013/ The real estate climate forecast for the coming year is partly sunny — and warming up!  Yet, with no double-digit appreciation in sight, some who plan on selling a home in town face the very practical question: is the winter of ’13 the right time to sell? For […]

When does a Reverse Mortgage make Sense for Kalamazoo Senior Citizens?

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Kalamazoo Senior Living – Everyone sees those TV commercials featuring sincere celebrities pitching reverse mortgages. If you are 62 or older, chances are you’re also subjected to glossy mailers (and even DVDs!) that show up in your mailbox at regular intervals. Latest stats show that approximately 83% of baby boomers plan to stay in their […]

Senior Services Provides Transportation Help

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Kalamazoo MI – Kalamazoo Senior Services provides some special transportation for the needs of frail seniors and disabled clients through their Senior Services transportation service.   The Kalamazoo Senior Services transportation services allow frail or disabled seniors to get to medical appointments, employment, shopping trips, nutrition and social activities. The Kalamazoo Senior Services transportation service is somewhat limited, but they are happy […]

Learning programs for Kalamazoo Senior Citizens

Kalamazoo MI Senior Citizens – If you are a Kalamazoo Senior Citizen and love to continue learning,  then the Adventures in Learning program might be something you need to check out!  The Adverntures in Learning program is sponsored by the Shepherd’s Center,  a non-profit organization that partners with area churches to promotes vital aging in the greater […]

Caregiver Resource Center in Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo MI Senior Living – If you are a Kalamazoo or Portage area caregiver for a senior citizen the Caregiver Resource Center may be an orgnanization that can help you.  The Caregiver Resource Center can help with many different questions or challenges. For example,  you might call the Kalamazoo Caregiver Resource Center if… you need help for an senior citizen living […]

“Emotionally Attached” – Senior Citizen Home Selling Tips (part seven)

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Kalamazoo MI Senior Real Estate – Make sure that you enlist a Kalamazoo REALTOR that understands the challenges of the situation and is patient. Housing decisions for Senior Citizen are typically emotionally charged decisions.  So often a senior citizen has lived in their house for many years.  The house is full of memories and treasures that seem hard to part with.  […]

Assisted Living Options in Kalamazoo County

Kalamazoo MI Senior Citizens – As local REALTORS working with Senior Citizens, we know that transitioning out of your long time home is a challenging process.  We are able to provide great information and advice and assistance regarding the house you own, so that you can make the best decisions for the next options!  We are […]

Don’t miss the Kalamazoo Chili Cook-off 2012 on Jan 21!!

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Head to downtown Kalamazoo from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Jan. 21 for the famous Kalamazoo Chili Cookoff! The Chili Cook-Off finds downtown retailers, restaurants, and businesses squaring off in a friendly competition to see who takes home the coveted “Best Chili” trophy. The public can enjoy nearly 40 free samples of chili and vote for their […]

Building an Accessible House in Kalamazoo MI

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Renovating a house to make it accessible is sometimes more expensive than building a brand new, fully accessible home! What are the features you should consider when you build a new accessible home in Kalamazoo MI? For the purposes of this post, we will assume that the house must be used for someone with arm […]