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Active Adult Retirement Communities in Mississauga

Wednesday Sep 15th, 2021

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As an Accredited Senior Agent in Mississauga, I hear this question a lot: what is an active adult retirement community? By definition, active adult communities are ideal for people 55+ who don’t see themselves as seniors in the traditional sense but want to downsize. Typically, they offer residents bungalow living or other accessible arrangements and provide freedom and independence. As the name implies, these communities are very popular with active adults. They are the biggest... [read more]

Tips for Transitioning to a Retirement Community in Mississauga

Thursday Sep 16th, 2021

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Choosing to downsize your home and move into a retirement community takes advanced planning and an openness to the idea of change. It can be a time in your life with mixed emotions and uncertainty, especially if you have lived in your home for a long time. However, there are several steps that you can take to make your transition smoother: Understand the benefits of downsizing to a retirement community Understandably, you may feel somewhat reluctant about moving into a smaller home or... [read more]

Managing Your Belongings: Mississauga Lifestyle55+ Affiliate Offers Downsizing Advice

Friday May 5th, 2023

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If you are like most seniors, you have accumulated a lot of stuff throughout your lifetime. And, like most seniors, you do not know what to do with it. Unfortunately, this is the most difficult part of the process for the many downsizing clients in Mississauga that I assist. Here are a few ideas on what to do with your belongings: 1. Decide what things you will take with you to your next home  Sometimes this process can be challenging. For example, maybe you are downsizing, and... [read more]

5 Things to Do at a Mississauga Open House

Friday Nov 12th, 2021

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For serious home buyers, visiting an open house should be more than just a casual walk-through where you comment on the homeowner’s paint colours and décor choices. Instead, it’s a prime opportunity to not only get a feel for the space but to also speak directly with the listing agent to get more information on the home.  To make sure that you get the most out of each property tour, here are five essential things to do the next time you attend an open house in... [read more]

Mississauga Real Estate: What is a Lifestyle55+ Affiliate?

Friday Oct 14th, 2022

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A Lifestyle55+ Affiliate (formerly Accredited Senior Agent - ASA) is a real estate sales representative uniquely qualified to assist seniors in housing transactions, including home sales and purchases.  To earn our designation, we must complete a series of educational courses on how to help seniors and their families with later-in-life real estate transactions.  We also draw upon the expertise of a network of senior specialists, such as estate planners, Chartered... [read more]

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