Hidden Costs of Buying or Selling
Written By Barry Lebow, President and Founder, Senior Housing Council, The Real Estate Academy Inc.
Do your research first.
It’s all gone like clock-work. You’ve been pre-approved for a mortgage, found the right home and know exactly what the future looks like. Or do you? Hidden costs could drive up the cost of a real estate transaction for both the buyer and the seller. The solution is to know what you’re getting into before you sign on the dotted line.
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Life Is Forever Changed
After the death of a loved one, life is forever changed. You are now a single in a couple’s world. As you’ve discovered grief is quite painful and you need your friends more than ever. Unfortunately, many couple friends are lost when you are no longer part of a couple.
There is nothing worse than having to leave a gathering of friends to go home alone to an empty house. Most of us have experienced this feeling because ...Continue Reading ?
Widows – When To Date?
How many times have you thought to yourself: I don’t want to “work” at a new relationship, I want it to be the fun part of my life. And how many times has a nagging voice in your head chimed in, well, just live alone then, because there’s no such thing as a toil free relationship.
You will still argue and still have moments of total frustration. Whether it’s a friend or another partner, relationships do require effort. ...Continue Reading ?
What are an Executor’s Duties?
Courtesy of Kareim M. Abbouda, Financial Advisor
Personal representative checklist
This checklist will provide a better understanding of your many duties as an Executor; however, depending on the situation and your relationship with the deceased, not all points will apply. It is recommended that you seek legal advice at the outset if you think it might be necessary.
Making necessary arrangements
In general, the following arrangements will need to be looked into immediately after death:
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– Notify family, friends, heirs ...
Death & Taxes Part 1
Courtesy of Janet Baccarani & Jennifer Black from DFS Private Wealth.
Tax season can be a challenge at the best of times – but, what if it’s following the loss of partner or spouse? What then?
Widows and widowers can face a variety of distinct issues come tax time. Memories are revived and emotions can come to the forefront again. And, then there’s the reality dealing with the numbers and the numerous questions that can go along with them.
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Real Estate for the 50 Plus
Courtesy of Gwen Price from Royal LePage North Heritage Realty, Brokerage.
Over the age of 50 and considering selling the family home?
You need a REALTOR® with senior experience, knowledge and marketing savvy.
Those qualities, along with a special knowledge of managing the sale of a home for those over the age of 50, are what SRES® designees can bring to your next real estate transaction.
SRES® designees are certified senior specialists and astute to the financial and emotional challenges ...Continue Reading ?
From our families to yours…
As we near the end of another year, we often reflect to the past, to loved ones missed, memories made and to the promise of the future.
From all of us at Widowed.ca, we wish you all a wonderful holiday season, filled with joy, laughter and most of all, peace.
We look forward to the hope of a new year, may yours be blessed with love of family and friends.
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Time Is Not Enough
Lasting Healing Is Hard Work – Time is Not Enough
As the holiday period approaches and the New Year beckons, a time of reflection appears. I have always loved this time of year. Everybody is usually in a good mood, open to conversation and the children are very excited which is contagious.
For the last two years, it has been difficult to get excited about the season. But this year has been a little better than last year. It was hard to get ...Continue Reading ?
There’s No Way I Can Downsize
Courtesy of Gordon’s Estate Services. Downsizing or making a major move can be overwhelming. There is so much to think about: the sale of your home, organizing finances, cleaning, sorting, packing and sometimes most importantly, choosing what to take with you. Despite everything that needs to be managed, the number one concern time and time again is, “what will happen to my things?”
Everyone tends to collect things over the course of their life. If you are moving from your ...Continue Reading ?
LongTerm Care Insurance Seminar
FREE Seminar hosted by Widowed.ca service provider Emma McLennan . about Long-Term Care Insurance
Host: Emma McLennan, Sales Representative, Keller Williams VIP Realty
Presenter: Paris Nosè, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones Investment
Date: Tuesday November 29, 2011
Time: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
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245 Stafford Rd. W. (at Moodie)