Kalamazoo Real Estate News for Seniors – Our dear friends from church are facing housing and real estate questions faced by many many Kalamazoo area senior citizens. Does it make sense for us to move from the family home and purchase a condo or consider other continuum of care options. After over 50 years of marriage and nearly 50 years in the same house, you can imagine the difficulty of the decision. There are strong emotional ties to the house, there is the overwhelming challenge of a move, there is the very real fact that as our bodies age we experience more trouble moving around a house with steps or narrow doorways. Seniors typically become less and less able to care for the physical needs of the home…..BUT it still feels like HOME!
The best way to approach a decision of this magnitude is to be as open as possible in considering the options. There are many complicated factors, but the complications can usually be identified and must be weighed on a scale of risk, importance, happiness and fear. A final decision should be made as mutually as possible with the consultation of loving family members.
We can help in this decision making process by giving the family an estimate of home market value and a consultation to help determine what upgrades or renovations may be helpful to get the best possible value.
We can also provide advice about the market value of possible renovations being considered to allow the seniors to be able to stay in their home.
If a decision is made to move to a condo, we can provide a list of all the condos on the market and will also provide family members with an email every time a new condo comes on the market. We provide the best tools and can help you explore options by looking at some of the condo options.
The availability of “home valuation” software on the internet and the various home searches make it seem like the information you need for decision making is all readily available. The problem is that the searches are not complete and the market valuations found on the web rely on incomplete or inaccurate data to achieve their results. A market valuation is free by the Veenstra Team, so let us help you make the best decisions!
You can call us at 269-350-5514. We are ready to serve!