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Home-buying tips for seniors looking to downsize

More and more seniors are buying homes now as the downsizing trend is in full effect. If you’re on the fence about relocating to a new home and dread the thought of house hunting, packing, and moving, you should know that the process is much easier now than it was when you were searching for the perfect house for your...

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Downsizing your home: buying tips for seniors

...seniors are making the decision to buy a home in retirement. However, buying at 65 isn’t quite the same as buying at 30. Here are some things you need to consider. Buying vs. renting in retirement Are you certain you should buy your next home? Seniors on a tight income benefit from the predictability of renting. Yo...

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Are you selling a house? Here are the top 10 things homebuyers look for

...seniors , evaluating ahome before buying , and all you need to know about green home renovations and upgrades in the Ecohome Green Home Building Guide pages.

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Flexible house design

Flexible house design

...seniors: For those who plan to stick it out long term in one house, age will catch up with you eventually so prepare for that now. A main floor master bedroom, full bathroom and laundry facilities can save you from having to negotiate stairs as part of your daily routine. If you do plan to keep all bedrooms on the ...