The Last Move
Are you of the age (40+) where you might move one more time? Here are our resources to assist you.
Reasons to move again:
- Be closer to family (primarily to be near the grandkids).
- Change from two-story to one-story home.
- Better neighborhood for you.
Being closer to family, and especially to be near the grandkids, is high up the list of reasons for seniors to move. Not only will it be easier for you to get some help from them as you grow older, but they will appreciate the free babysitting and help around the house!
Downsizing within San Diego
Are you thinking about buying a single-level home around here?
I input the best one-story homes from the MLS into my public collection here – it might ask you to sign-in but I promise I won’t call you every day until you buy or die.
Moving Out of San Diego
If it means you will be leaving San Diego County, Donna is the best at finding a quality agent in your new neighborhood with her numerous referral sources! Here's her email: [email protected]
If you want to buy and wouldn’t mind getting a reverse mortgage with no monthly payments, then Dean Jones is your guy. There are other private lenders that can do larger amounts but they cost more and the lenders want a piece of the equity – Dean only does government-backed FHA reverse mortgages:
You may already be in a terrific neighborhood, but it may not be the best for you at this age. There are several active senior communities that have homes for sale and for rent. Some examples:
I can help you with the ones that are for sale.
Here is a resource for checking the costs of assisted living in each area:
Are you satisfied to age-in-place, and just need some help around your home? Check these:
We had a fantastic experience with seniormovemasters.com in San Marcos. They moved the belongings and set them up in the new home for $1,000!
If you need senior-moving help in other areas of the country, then check the website of the National Association of Senior Move Managers.
If you need to donate stuff to a good cause, rather than move it to your next home, then Rancho Coastal Humane Society is a good option because they take most everything.
Hauling the remainder, including mattresses, can be done by Junk King in Carlsbad.
Passing Down the House
One more thing – if you are thinking about giving your house to your kids, read this.