Dear David: Have seniors been putting off moving during the pandemic? – SHELTERED SENIOR DEAR SHELTERED: No matter what their age, real estate buyers and sellers fall into two basic camps: those who need to move, and those who want to. Many of the folks who didn’t need to move got through the last year
There are ways for buyers to hedge their bets and give themselves the best shot at receiving full approval once they find a home, even though the bank has the final word.
Dear David, We’re building a retirement bungalow in our hometown. It’s 1600 square feet with a finished basement, so we’ll have lots of room. I want my 79-year-old dad to move in with us, but he lives completely independently and seems reluctant. – DOTING DAUGHTER DEAR DAUGHTER: The opportunity to build a “made to measure”
Dear David, This isn’t directly related to real estate, but you talk a lot about senior’s issues and I wonder if you can help. My parents still live in our family home. I worry about them falling victim to scams. What advice can I pass along? – EYES WIDE OPEN DEAR EYES: If your parents
Dear David, My aging mom wants to stay in her home, but I’m concerned for her safety. You’ve said before that you often work with seniors, can you offer some suggestions? – DREADING “THE TALK” DEAR DREADING: As a seniors real estate specialist and a son, I know how difficult it is to discuss long-term
Dear David, I’m trying to sell my home. I’ve had five or six lowball offers over the last two months, which is disappointing to say the least. I know what my house is worth, but don’t seem to be reaching the right buyers. Any ideas? – OPEN TO SUGGESTIONS DEAR OPEN: I hate to be